Losses of 50% have been reported by some beekeepers in the key beekeeping province of Alberta and up to 90% in Manitoba. What’s the cause?
A simple, low-cost adjustment to any honey bee hive entrance helps bees protect against wasps (yellow jackets), robber bees and other would-be intruders. By creating a tunnel from the entrance of the hive to beneath the cluster, HiveGate not only confuses intruders, it also seems to help bees to regulate the temperature and humidity of their nest much more precisely, thereby potentially boosting their health and productivity.
A colony, partially underground in the base of a willow tree, is rescued and rehoused
How VitaFeed Patty tops the list
The story behind the winner of the 2021 Vita Bee Health photo competition
Gabrielle Almecija asks how varroa try to elude treatments
This year’s overall winner of the Vita Bee Health international photographic competition is Vincent Hakzimana of Rwanda for his photograph of a hand-held swarm showing pollen glistening from the pollen baskets of the bees.
Featured photographers – in calendar month order – are:
Jan Ainars Millers
Feb Grace Madden
Mar Lewis Turner
Apr Holli Kircher
May Richard Cherry
Jun Peter Jones
Jul Dave Charnley
Aug Grace Madden
Sep Karen Rennie
Oct Ainars Millers
Nov Vincent Hakzimana
Dec Simon White
Sebastian Owen, commercial director of Vita Bee Health, said, “As ever, the photo competition has highlighted the diversity of beekeeping across the world. The 2022 calendar shows that clearly as Vita prepare to celebrate its 25th anniversary researching, developing and producing products to help beekeepers across the world keep their honey bees healthy and productive.
“We warmly thank everyone who entered and the judging panel. Please feel free to download the pdf of the calendar.”
Winners will shortly be receiving the beautifully printed limited-edition desk calendars.
Is Apistan still effective?
Yes, it’s still very effective in most areas.
How high is a drone congregation area (DCA)? At the site of the first recorded DCA, a UAV drone takes to the air to find out.
From a fishing rod to a high flyer in search of a drone congregation area.