Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is the phenomenon that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear and leave behind a queen, plenty of food and a few
Honey bees are not the same as bumble bees, wasps or yellow jackets. The scientific name for the honey bee that we have in America is Apis mellifera.
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The Varroa mite is a Pandora’s box that humans will never be able to close. They are here to stay despite all our efforts to treat them away.
Hawaiian queen honey bee producers on the Big Island of Hawaii are now offering VSH, Varroa Sensitive Hygiene mite resistant queen bees for sale. Hawaiian queens are
Varroa also may pass between colonies in other ways. First, beekeepers often aid weak colonies by adding bees or brood from a healthier colony, and this practice
BeeWeaver Bees. BeeWeaver Bees have evolved to overcome the challenges in the world of bees. Bred from a hybrid of bees, BeeWeaver Queens are chosen for their mite
Russian Honeybees to the Rescue With a resistance to the varroa mite, Russian honeybees might offer one solution to the backyard beekeeper’s fight
There appears to be good reasons for bees to bite mites. Bites from worker bees can remove legs, which interferes with the mite’s ability to move and to hold on to
Varroa destructor (Varroa mite) is an external parasitic mite that attacks the honey bees Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. The disease caused by the mites is called