Category Archives: Bee health

Neonicotinoid pesticides

For a few years now there have been concerns raised about the effect of Neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybee health. Use of these has been banned in some countries whilst research is carried out into the risks. Early this week, Martin … Continue reading

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Varroa mite to self destruct?

Scientists claim they may be able to halt global honey bee losses by forcing the deadly Varroa mite to self destruct. A recent press release describes how researchers from the Government’s National Bee Unit and Aberdeen University have worked out how … Continue reading

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Oxalic Acid treatment

I’ve just treated all my colonies with oxalic acid this afternoon. That should hopefully see off most of the varroa in the colonies and help them get off to a good start this year. All the colonies were alive and … Continue reading

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