Posts Tagged “tekkers”


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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What’s with smokers then?

By | March 24, 2012

It’s a classic image, the bee keeper in big space man suit, with smoking can in hand. But what’s in the can? Some kind of smokey bee rohypnol? It’s actually only normal smoking embers. The idea is a mini smoke out of the bees. A few puffs of cool smoke into the hive makes the […]

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