Summarizing the findings of several national regulatory authorities, the US Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) says that Varroa mites are, by far, the great threat to bees around the world.
Once the honey bees have sealed their hive against the cold, they are best left alone. But before they go into splendid isolation, beekeepers can help them winterize. Peter Trodtfeld, Bee Health Expert at the Bayer Bee Care Center, has the details.
More and more bee scientists and specialists are now questioning whether neonicotinoids really are the cause of bee die-offs. Read more in the second article of our BEEINFOrmed series about bee health topics.
The small hive beetle used to be considered exotic in Europe. Now it has been detected in southern Italy. Local Beekeepers are asked to be on the lookout for this pest when inspecting their hives.