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Varroa Managment

Varroa Managment

31st Jul 2018 | Posted by Bruce Clow

Varroa Managment

Learn, Equipment, Health
31st Jul 2018 | Posted by Bruce Clow
I had the pleasure of attending the American Beekeepers’ Federation conference in January 2015, and one of the sessions was on varroa management.Usually, when we think of dealing with varroa, we immediately think of ‘strips’ of something. Well, there is much more that can be done, and perhaps should be done before we hit the problem with ‘strips’. Understanding the life cycle of the varroa mite …
Tips for Getting Frames Drawn

Tips for Getting Frames Drawn

20th Jul 2018 | Posted by Bruce Clow

Tips for Getting Frames Drawn

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20th Jul 2018 | Posted by Bruce Clow
To have the greatest chance of successfully getting your bees to draw good even beeswax comb from your beeswax coated plastic frames, plastic foundation, or beeswax foundation, it is essential to understand both bee biology and bee behaviour. As a beekeeper, we want our bees to build deep even beeswax comb which they can then use for rearing brood, storing pollen and nectar, and of cour …

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