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Spring buzz at Stoneleigh

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Vita’s Technical Director Dr Max Watkins explaining the use of the Beetle Blaster to control Small Hive Beetles.

Vita’s stand was very busy at Stoneleigh on Saturday when British beekeepers had their first taste of spring at the now annual Bee Tradex expo. Estimates put attendance at approaching 2000 and they were plenty beating a path past Vita’s stand.

Hot topics were the Asian hornet and the Small Hive Beetle. Will they both get to the UK? And which might be first?

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Jon Stacey of Vita explains how best to use Apiguard to control the Varroa mite.

Beekeepers were eager to get hands-on with both the hornet trap and the Beetle Blaster products. Quite a few people avoided post and packing by buying hornet traps on the day and someone was obviously so impressed that Vita received a single order for ten this morning!

Swarm wipes were also a focus of attention and beekeepers prepared for the swarming season.

As usual there were lots of enquiries about  Apiguard and Apistan as well as Vita Feed Gold and the forthcoming HopGuard.

Next month it’s the BBKA Spring Convention at Telford in Shropshire on 17 April 2015.

 

 

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A small selection of the books on display at the Northern Bee Books stand.

 

 

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It mightn’t look it,m but this smoker is tiny. That’s a 1 oz honey jar beside it!

 

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