Finally! No treatment! One loss! I have had a long journey to achieve treatment-free bees. I’m obviously thinking of the varroa mite. In 1989, breeding material was retrieved in Kenya: https://www.beesource.com/threads/exploring-monticola-efforts-to-find-an-acceptable-varroa-resistant-honey-bee.365571/#post-1843973 It took until 2007 before the varroa mite was
Which bees are the best?
Bees can develop rapidly in spring, or slowly, or in between. Carnica bees (Carniolans) are usually known to develop rapidly in spring, while black bees (A. m. mellifera, AMM) usually develops slowly. If the bees are developing quickly, they eat
The first bees in spring
Water soaked up in old pieces of branches is tasting yum yum. Yesterday March 20 in the middle of the day when the sun warmed the ground and the air, 8°C (47°F) in the shade. The first day of the