Blog – bees, beekeeping & other sticky subjects
Foulbrood kits identify the disease and help analysis of foulbrood strains
Thirty EFB strains and some show geographical clustering
What is the secret of sunflowers?
Despite their relatively poor protein contribution to a bees’ diet, could sunflowers be helping bees fight varroa?
Those invading hornets
Various hornets have been invading different parts of the world. Here are a few of teh ones of concern.
A confused and confusing swarm
An encounter with a debating swarm
Causes of high Canadian winter losses
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 colony, partially underground in the base of a willow tree, is rescued and rehoused
New research demonstrates value of protein-rich feeds
How VitaFeed Patty tops the list
Rwandan winner of Vita’s photo competition
The story behind the winner of the 2021 Vita Bee Health photo competition
Interview with a varroa mite
Gabrielle Almecija asks how varroa try to elude treatments
The continuing effectivess of Apistan
Is Apistan still effective?
Yes, it’s still very effective in most areas.