Blog – bees, beekeeping & other sticky subjects
The dwarf honey bee needs a tiny hive and has some interesting habits that distinguish it from Apis mellifera, but it’s still a great pollinator.
On a trip last month I was introduced to a very tiny bee producing highly prized honey in India.
Small Hive Beetle update – why it may not have spread (yet) and a curious biological survival trick.
Vita’s blogger has leapt at the opportunity to site an apiary in a 400 hectare herb farm.
A surprising answer to the mystery of the apparently Varroa-resistant honeybees in a UK apiary.
Three things Vita’s Blogger learned today at the UK National Honey Show.
Hill-topping is a mating strategy used by many insects. Could it apply to honeybees? This is an update on the Bee Craft article on Drone Congregation Areas just published.
This week Vita begins lab tests in Greece for a new treatment for Nosema ceranae, the second greatest threat to honeybees after Varroa in some countries.
There is more than one Queen Bee on the Downton Abbey estate.
This week Small Hive Beetle has been found again in southern Italy. It’s a great disappointment that the action taken last year has not been fully effective.