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Scientific Beekeeping

A Test of Thermal Treatment for Varroa: Part 2

Beekeeper-funded Research A Test of Thermal Treatment for Varroa Part 2 First published in ABJ April 2021 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com Last month I covered the theory of using thermal treatment (hyperthermia) to control varroa, and some of the designs of devices on the market.  I’d like to now answer some questions regarding thermal treatment. I The post A Test of…
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July 26, 2021
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

Winter Hive Wrap Orders – Posted

The Wellington County Beekeepers’ Association is generously coordinating the winter wrap program, with proceeds supporting the OBA Tech-Transfer Research Program. In 2007, Jim Coneybeare and Diane Krout of the Wellington County Beekeepers organized the manufacture of these wraps and have made them available to Ontario Beekeepers each year since then.    Order for 2021 are now being taken. The deadline for…
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July 26, 2021
Bee Culture

Glyphosate could harm Bacteria Insects Rely On

  The saw-toothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis) on oat flakes.       Credit: Julian Kiefer, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Glyphosate dangerous to beetles as well as plants The herbicide could harm bacteria that insects rely on. By Natalie Parletta / Cosmos The commonly used herbicide glyphosate might not be just bad news for bees. New research has found it could have broader ramifications…
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July 26, 2021