#beekeeping #newhoneybeemite #savethebees A mysterious bug that looks like a mite but it is not the well known Varroa destructor mite shows up in south Florida, causing some concern among the beekeeping community. I am trying to identify the bug myself, and I might need your help. If you have an idea about what that is, please leave a comment below. We need to know if it is something important or not. _______________________________________________________ Email List: Subscribe to our email list […]
Link to the article: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/04/12/299800 Dr. Eyal Maori and collaborators discovered a very important piece of information that might be able to help to improve beekeeping in the future. In this video, I discuss the potential of the discovery and invite everyone to help to brainstorm alternative tools using this information.
Does Lithium Chloride kill Varroa destructor?!? A recent scientific article, published in Nature Scientific Reports, claims that Lithium Chloride can effectively kill Varroa destructor by a systemic mode of action. This is very good news for the scientific community. Beekeepers spread the buzz quickly on social media and within a week, the entire Amazon stock of Lithium Chloride sold out. This is an important scientific discovery, but Lithium Chloride can be very dangerous; further research is needed to see what […]
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