Widespread use of toxic chemical controls to Varroa in the early years proved both environmentally hazardous and easily resisted by the mite. Consequently, various management control styles have emerged - some of which have over time also proved very damaging to the colony. This booklet is for the Beekeeper looking for less toxic and more natural alternatives without the use of chemicals and advises that successful Varroa control can be achieved by manipulations using splits and based on knowledge of the mites life cycle.
Release on 1988-06-01 | by Commission of the European Communities
Author: Commission of the European Communities
Pubpsher: CRC Press
Proceedings of a Meeting of the EC Experts' Group, Bad Homburg, Oct. 1986. Topics covered: the current situation of Varroatosis in European countries, biology of Varroa jacobsoni Oud, microbes and laboratory techniques, control methods. No subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Offers an alternative to conventional chemical beekeeping practices with a natural hive management program, and includes information on bee anatomy, urban beekeeping, working with queens, mite control, and hive diseases.
An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden - New Material Includes: - The Latest Techniques in the Battle Against Invasive Mites - The 25 Rules of Modern Beekeeping - All about Urban Beekeeping - How to Use Top Bar Hives
Author: Kim Flottum
The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats, and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.