chemicals

Queen bees less likely to lay after insecticide exposure

Queen bees less likely to lay eggs, start colony after insecticide exposure - Kate Bueckert, CBC News Queen bumblebees exposed to niamethoxam, a commonly used insecticide, are less likely to build colonies, which according to researchers could lead to extinction. Photo: Victoria Wickens/University of Reading "Creating new bee colonies is vital for the survival of… Continue reading Queen bees less likely to lay after insecticide exposure

chemicals, Do-it-yourself, pests and diseases, Useful Information, Varroa

Another method to apply oxalic acid

At our February 5 meeting, beekeeper Brian mentioned the Randy Oliver article about applying oxalic acid dissolved in glycerin and soaked into blue shop towels. This provides a third  method to use oxalic acid to control Varroa mites in addition to the drizzle and vapourization methods. Below is the link to the article on Randy… Continue reading Another method to apply oxalic acid