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Australia fears advent of Varroa

Government reports on Varroa issue to a senate inquiry

Farmers would lose up to $410 million due to loss of crops and jobs if the bee-killing Varroa destructor mite reaches South Australia, says a recent government report.

Asian immigrant

Vespa velutina: a new threat for honey bees?

The Asian hornet Vespa velutina is spreading across Europe. But just how dangerous is it for domestic honey bees?

It's Varroa, not Neonics - says US Regulatory Center

Center for Regulatory Effectiveness compiles memorandum to help draw up a bee health action plan

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.

Do not disturb. We are overwintering!

How to help bees through the winter: Interview with Peter Trodtfeld, Bayer Bee Care Center

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.

Was the EC’s decision against Neonicotinoids a classic case of politic...

Experts believe that poor bee health is caused by multiple factors

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.

Pest alert: small hive beetle detected in Europe!

Urgent measures underway to control the spread of the bee pest

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.

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