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The perils of spring for bees

While it is natural to sigh with relief when spring finally rolls around, in truth, spring is one of the hardest seasons for both bees and beekeepers. The perils of spring are many. Spring colonies that have overwintered face a particularly daunting set of circumstances. For example: By spring, the number of individuals in a […] Read more

Tropilaelaps clareae: another scary creature for bees

Although it is believed to be confined to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, the Asian parasitic brood mite, Tropilaelaps clareae, is a pest that has many beekeepers on edge. It is one of the parasites specifically mentioned in the Honeybee Act of 1922 and it is considered to be more menacing than Varroa […] Read more