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This interesting german video (narrated in english) describes a large scale selection process but the description of varroa monitoring and a method of collecting bee samples is relevant to small scale beekeepers
This is an interesting way of keeping bees (and amazing house in the background!)
Bees in danger: Epidemic of colony collapses is linked to stressed out honeybees When honeybees are under stress they respond by sending out the youngest workers Steve Connor in the Independant Monday, 9 February 2015 The sharp decline in honeybees has been…
The photograph shows a colony that died out in January, with the queen in a tiny cluster surrounded by food. This had been a strong colony but had been troubled by high levels of varroa, despite treatment with formic acid…
Nosema becomes a problem when newly-emerged bees ingest spores
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