Category: Bee Health

Bee friendly farming

Today, it is essential to understand that agriculture is related to the nature and the living! Both are inseparable. Agro-ecosystems must be understood as a whole: the living soil to crops beings, through the trees and wild...

HMF – Silent enemy in honey and bee food

When we think that we know a lot from beekeeping point, again and again we are surprised when the development of science goes further and reveals interesting details. Such innovations also include measurement of...

What`s killing our bees – BBC report

What`s Killing Our Bees BBC Horizon 2013 – is the name of the great (59 minutes) video report from BBC reporter Bill Turnbull. He investigates varroa and neonicotinoids impacts on honey bees. Watch video below if Bill Turnbull...

Hops

Varroa Mite Treatment with Hopguard

According to Vita (Europe) Limited, European beekeepers should get in the second half of 2015 new powerful weapon against varroa mite named HopGuard, which has already been upgraded and named Hopguard II. Till that time manufacturer (BetaTech) expect to get full registration for HopGuard. HopGuard...

Neonicotinoids causes a change in gene activity in bees

New research from the University of Nottingham (UK), shows that exposure of bees neonicotinoids, causes changes in gene activity. Study (Transient Exposure to Low Levels of Insecticide Affects Metabolic Networks of Honeybee Larvae), published...

Asian hornet seen in Italy

This June Vita (Europe) Limited published news that they confirm the presence of Asian hornet in northern Italy (Liguria). Hazardous Asian Hornet has been  since 2004  rapidly expanding from France and Spain. He penetrated into Europe (from...

First Scottish Bee Health Survey

Acording to BeeBase Scottish Government did publish (on 6. 6. 2013) first Bee Health Survey. »The survey was designed to assess the health status of honey bees in Scotland and gain a better understanding...

Neonicotinoids – the new Regulation of European Commission

On 24 May 2013 European commission implemented new regulation (EU) No 485/2013. With this regulation they restrict the use of neonicotinoids. Full title of regulation is »Amending Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval...