Posts Tagged “pesky pests”

The perils of Winter

By | March 23, 2013

Today most likely marks the coldest Winter in 50 years, with snow falling in London (and the rest of the UK) in the last weekend of March – one week before British Summer time starts. HA! I say likely, because we dont yet know officially¬†how cold it will get. I suspect this weekend may break […]

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By | May 31, 2012

I mentioned last week we saw a Varroa mite in the Rua Tekau hive. Varroa is a parasitic mite that lives in beehives, and feeds on bee larvae. It can multiply quickly, killing large numbers of larvae, and cause the colony to collapse. It is so widespread in England that beekeepers perform varroa management, rather […]

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