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radionz.co.nz – Beekeepers concerned about varroa resistance

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This is another reason, why we as Beekeepers need to find alternatives to using chemical treatments in our hives.

Beekeepers are concerned about reports of varroa mite showing resistance to chemical treatments in some hives around Auckland and the Waikato.

Varroa is the biggest killer of bees world-wide.

The Beekeepers Association says the anecdotal evidence is the first real sign of what has been expected since the year 2000 when varroa was first detected in New Zealand.

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Gary Fawcett

Gary enjoys designing new kiwimana products which we sell through our on-line shop.He is passionate about saving the Bees and encouraging urban beekeeping.Gary loves to write about issues that affect the Bees and our environment.He is also into tramping/walking in the beautiful New Zealand bush.

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