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UN report into mass honeybee deaths provides no simple solution

A recent Unep report fails to fully explain the crisis facing honeybees or address its underlying causes Read more

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Modifying mites ‘not the answer’

Genetically engineering varroa mites to self destruct is no solution for New Zealand beekeepers, says the Soil and Health Association Read more

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New Honeybee Breed Key to Combating Colony Collapse Disorder

A British beekeeper has been working on creating a new strain of honeybee resistant to the varroa mite, a prime suspect in colony collapse disorder (CCD), and it looks like he’s hit a high note after 18 years of careful … Continue reading

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Varroa investigation notes bees don’t respect borders

A simulation to see how Australia would cope if the varroa mite was discovered in the nation’s honeybee population has uncovered just how difficult it would be to cope. Read more

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Varroa bee mite found further south in New Zealand

The varroa bee mite has spread further south, with reports of infected hives in Queenstown and Central Otago. Read more

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Beekeepers in Australia fear infectious mite will beat quarantine and hit honey production

It is only a matter of time before the varroa destructor mite finds its way to Australia and infects bees, keepers say. Read more

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Hawaii beekeepers making progress against varroa mite

Hawai’i beekeepers are making progress battling the devastating varroa mite with a pesticide approved late last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more

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Mites called biggest honeybee enemy

The varroa mite is emerging as the leading culprit in the death of Ontario honeybees, researchers say. Read more

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Disease threat to bees comes under the microscope at college

A parasitic disease threatening honey bees was among 11 research topics tackled recently by lecturers at Moray College. The £3,000 study into varroasis was one of the college’s first small research projects necessary to gain university status. Read more

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Protecting Honeybees with Frog Eggs

Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State Univ. researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies. Read more

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