12 Years of Varroa Treatment Free Beekeeping

12 Years of Varroa Treatment Free Beekeeping

12 Years of Varroa Treatment Free Beekeeping

Wed
02
Sep2020

From 7:25 for 7:30 start

At Zoom

Clive Hudson has been beekeeping together with his wife Shân since 1985, on the western edge of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

“We over-winter about 20 colonies in Modified Commercial and National hives. We do not believe our bees or our beekeeping are ‘special’ in any way, and regard ourselves as essentially traditional beekeepers that, for various reasons, stopped treating against Varroa 10 seasons ago and found that it worked for us. Between 2010 -2015 we collected and published data on 1573 colony-winters showing the majority of participants in our area were not treating against Varroa, and were experiencing fewer losses than those who treated. A short video about our beekeeping and interest in tree colonies can be found at beemonitor.org where you can also view real-time temperatures of a colony in a National hive and articles that include information on our Winter Losses Surveys.”