Europe versus USA: breeding varroa resistence

Rüdiger Dietrich’s comment is so good I made it into a post of its own as well. Thanks Rüdiger! As a German I have of…

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VSH is active on drone brood as well

In my former post I wrote: “When I first read that bees don’t uncap and clean out drone pupae, as they do of different reasons…

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Dragging out drone pupae

When I first read that bees don’t uncap and clean out drone pupae, as they do of different reasons with worker pupae, I was a…

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Epigenetics, genetics and breeding locally adapted bees

 Randy Oliver in Sweden 8 Dec 2013 7-8 December, Randy Oliver California USA, Steve Pernal Canada and Mark Goodwin New Zealand had a workshop on…

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Breeding varroa resistence: Germany versus USA

The other day I received Imkerfreund 12-2013 in my postbox. In this issue of the German bee magazine I found an interview with the scientist…

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Peter Donovan has moved on

Peter Donovan was the longterm, faithful and skilled coworker with Brother Adam at Buckfast Abbey in southwest of England. He came to the abbey 1939…

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Efforts for resistant bees give results

I really work for getting bees that can handel the varroa mite themselves. You get results when you do, but it’s extra work and sometimes…

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