NZ Beekeepers Forum
Cristian submitted a new resource:
Control of Varroa: A Guide for New Zealand Beekeepers has been published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as part of its on-going assistance to the New Zealand beekeeping
industry following the recent discovery of this important new honey bee pest.
The guide aims to give beekeepers the practical tools they will need to minimise the effects of varroa while continuing to produce wholesome bee products and provide vital pollination services.
The guide reviews the world literature on...
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So I've been moderately interested in Beekeeping and getting a couple of hives for a couple of years but never really taken it further than reading a few articles online. However about 6 months ago my wife and I had our first son. Watching his little world expanding everyday has tipped the scales and I really want to make sure that by the time he is 2 or 3 I have a couple of hives set up, and set up properly for us to share and enjoy together - hopefully for a long time to come (both of his Grandfathers kept bees in their youth and I feel like I missed out!)
This has led me to read about bees the last couple of months, actually it has led to me reading A LOT about bees the last couple of months - more than I ever thought I would (seems it is easy for certain members of the species homo sapiens to be obsessed with the species Apis Mellifera), however everywhere you look online there is a different option on these nasty little blighters called varroa mites....
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