Feedback on Elgon queens

 Karin is a new beekeeper. She got thrilled when I took the feral swarm from the wall in one of her houses, so she wanted…

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Treatment select for increased reproduction rate

Varroa mites multiply in bee larvae. After they come out of the cell when the bee is fully formed, they sit on the adult bees…

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The bee shaker and varroa resistance

 One mite from 300 bees. I understand that sometimes it’s a good idea to get an idea of the infestation level of varroa mites in…

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Jante and The Involuntary Adviser

“It is better to listen to a string, which burst, than never to span an arc.” Verner von Heidenstam (Swedish poet), 1902, Invocation and Pledge…

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Oxalic side effects

Oxalic acid has been used for many years in Europe to kill Varroa mites in bee colonies. Recently it has been approved for use in…

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