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This article was originally published in 2015 Everybody needs to look over the fence once in a while, especially beekeepers. Something that caught my eye recently was a study looking at weeds and glyphosate resistance, a study which itself took a glance over the palings at antibiotic resistance in hospitals. Resistance is not a phenomenon unique to beekeeping, it is universal and, at its simplest, just about how organisms adapt and evolve in their environment. From our point of view, when we think about resistance, the aspect that concerns us most often is varroa mites
Hi all. I have a single brood box langstroth hive with plenty of bees and about a frame of brood. It has had varroa treatment (apistan strips x2 correctly positioned in the brood box) it's been in for five of the six weeks. There is evidence of deformed wing virus (12 bees) and looking harder with my reading glasses on, I could see varroa mites on some of the bees. As an emergency measure I replaced the strips with fresh ones from my beebox for the final week of treatment but it looks like this may be grasping at straws. Does anybody have experience of this situation and have any sugg