Our conclusions of the NBA workshop on varroa resistant bees, is the NBA going about things in the wrong way?
Went along to the Auckland bee club today with Rocky. It seemed the turn out was lower, perhaps due to the Rugby world cup. Today we discussed swarms and how to catch them and signs to look for in your hives that a swarm might happen. Signs to look for are:- Bees are covering all[…]Read More
This hive was showing signs of a high varroa mite count; it was on solid bottom board so we couldn’t do a drop count. But the inspection of drone brood indicated lots of mites and bees were spotted with deformed wing virus. The decision was made to treat the hive a few weeks back.