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On-farm beekeeping research network

Today the honeybee parasite Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) causes the most serious economic damages to beekeepers. Varroa mite directly interferes into the life of bee colonies by feeding on the body fluid of bee larvae and imagos resulting in smaller, underdeveloped bees and shorter lifespan. In addition, the mite also spreads viruses, and by weakening the bee colony it makes bees susceptible to other pathogens as well. Through false orientation, robbing or the relocation of combs mites may get into new bee colonies. 

on-farm research, honeybee, varroe mite, organic honey


A future without bees?

Let’s do something for them instead on the World Bee Day (too)! Bees – both honeybees and wild bees – are nature’s most important pollinators, and without them it wouldn’t only be the honey on our toast we would be missing, but about 70% of our agricultural plants would not be able to yield any fruits or crops either.

apiary, organic apiary, pollinators, pollination, honeybee



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