Tag Archives: varroa

Outbreak of deadly bee mite ‘inevitable’

There is a very good reason why the honey produced by Australia’s bees is considered to be among the world’s cleanest and most delicious. Read more

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NZ honey bees under new threat

New Zealand honey bees are under new threat from the varroa destructor mite following reports of resistance to treatment in the Auckland area. Read more

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VIDEO: Big Island Beekeepers vigilant for varroa mite

The UH Honeybee Varroa Project took a break from searching for feral hives on Friday to look at the managed hives of local beekeepers. Read more

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VIDEO: Wild honeybee colonies studied in Hawaii

Feral beehives in Kehena in the Puna region of the Big Island of Hawaii were tagged and studied by researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Friday. Read more

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Fungus-based product may knock varroa mite for six

Ruakura Plant and Food Research scientist Dr Mark Goodwin developed a metarhizium fungus-based product which is effective against the bee-killing varroa mite. Read more

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Federal measure contains millions of dollars for Hawaii’s agriculture industry

The U.S. House has approved the House-Senate Conference report on the 2010 agriculture appropriations bill. Read more

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Reseachers say varroa mite spread on Big Island on Hawaii is inevitable

In just over a year’s time, the varroa mite, a parasite that kills honeybees, has spread from the Hilo Bay area north to Onomea and south to Pahala, researchers say. Read more

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Turning the tide for Alberta beekeepers

The 2009 Bee Winterkill Survey confirmed the trouble Alberta beekeepers have had for the past three years with the failure of readily available pest control for varroa mites, presence of a new parasite species; Nosema ceranae, and unusual cold winter … Continue reading

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Honey Bees Selected by ARS Toss Out Varroa Mites

Honey bees are now fighting back aggressively against Varroa mites, thanks to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) efforts to develop bees with a genetic trait that allows them to more easily find the mites and toss them out of the broodnest. … Continue reading

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Pressure on bee population in New Zealand discussed at meeting

Bee industry and horticultural interests are meeting in Auckland on Tuesday to discuss a research strategy to ensure the survival of honey bees and the pollination services they provide. Read more

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