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Beekeeping Practices – Varroa – 20th versus 21st Century

21st Century Beekeeping In our view, it is now time to review OLD beekeeping practices. Mostly in terms of how things have changed due to the appearance of the Varroa Destructor Mite (VDM). Image Credit: Female Varroa destructor on the head of a bee nymph by Gilles San Martin The Varroa Destructor Mite (VDM) It’s […]

Wintering Down Beehives

How do we winter down ?  We run our Beehive colonies with two full-depth boxes on the first and second levels.  We consider the second hive box to be a “multi-use” box. In Spring it’s there to allow the queen to lay freely to deal with natural bee population increase also so the population […]