Lots of fascinating scientific information on Randy Oliver’s website.
New calculation and treatment model on Varroa. http://scientificbeekeeping.com/randys-varroa-model/
This site will keep you interested for hours.
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We must safeguard all our bees from the effects of neonicodinoids, especially when responsibility for these issues reverts back to the UK Government after Brexit. This is a timely article on the issue by Ken Thompson, who is a plant biologist with a keen interest in the science of gardening.
The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian Hornet at an apiary near Woolacombe in Devon. Work to identify, destroy and remove any nests is already underway.
Woolacombe to Carmarthen is 200 miles by road but is only 50 miles as the Hornet flies. Please be vigilant. In the case of a suspected sighting, please contact email@example.com or your local bee inspector.
Beehive thefts are rare in Wales and we’re not aware of any here in Carmarthenshire. However, BBC Online reports the recent theft of a beehive (with its bees) in Ynys Mon/Anglesey. So, this is a timely reminder to all local beekeepers to keep a close eye on your hives. This applies mostly to hives situated in out-apiaries. Do take sensible precautions including being careful about where you site them.