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There are some surprising findings in a new long-term research of honeybee health in the USA. 
"Migratory beekeepers--those who truck their hives across the country every summer to pollinate a variety of crops--reported lower levels of varroa compared with stationary beekeepers, whose hives stay put year-round. However, the reverse was true for nosema, with a lower relative incidence of nosema infection reported by stationary beekeepers."
Researchers in the United States recently completed the first comprehensive, multi-year study of honey bee parasites and disease as part of the National Honey Bee Disease Survey. The findings reveal some alarming patterns, but provide at least a few pieces of good news as well.
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Sebastian of Vita inspires the next generation of beekeepers. 
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They are born to buzz, but they learn how to buzz better. You probably know that bumblebees buzz in some flowers to release pollen. But did you know that their buzzing needs tuning?
University of Stirling scientists have discovered that wild bumblebees are born with the ability to remove pollen from nectarless flowers using high-frequency vibrations. The study, published in the Journal of Insect Behavior, is the first to show that the ability to vibrate flowers to extract pollen is an innate behavior in bumblebees and one that is refined over time.
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Now that many of you will have opened up your hives in northern Europe, how are they doing? If they need a boost or are showing signs of Nosema infection, VitaFeed Gold should help.
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The self-pollinating Independence almond tree is a best-seller among farmers. But even they still need the bees -- just fewer of them. And the crop is less reliable. And maybe doesn't taste as good ...
With bees in decline, the self-pollinating Independence almond tree is a best-seller among farmers. But even they still need the bees.
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Vita has produced a free downloadable swarming infographic. And we'll run a small competition soon to win an A3 poster version
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Some counter-intuitive research findings from Arizona suggest that short-term starvation in the larval stage makes adult honey bees more adaptive to adult starvation.
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For all those of you expecting swarms soon, here's a useful collection vehicle (from the Vita gallery: www.vita-europe.com/gallery )
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Bees need a balanced diet and they know how to do it if the right food is available! New research. (And of course you can help them with VitaFeed Gold.)
While pesticides and pathogens pose clear threats to honey bee health, the need of bee colonies for balanced nutrition is gaining increasing appreciation. As colonies are kept in agricultural areas for crop pollination, they may encounter nutritional deficits when foraging predominantly on one pollen source. In California almond orchards for instance, 1.6 million colonies are kept every year, despite the risk of low floral diversity, which can re...
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It's on the way in southern Britain. Oil seed rape. Canola. Dream honey flow. Nightmare extraction. Busy bees, Grumpy bees. Get ready for the post flowering swarm! Take your pick!
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See you at the BBKA Spring Convention in Telford this weekend? Please drop by our stand. We'd love to chat with you.
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Yesterday provided Vita's Blogger the first opportunity to open a hive this year. And a surprise was in store. 
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Vita (Europe) Limited is a mite control and honeybee health specialist. It is the world’s largest dedicated supplier of honeybee health products to the honey and pollination industries.
Vita products:
Apiguard to control varroa and chalkbrood
Apistan (outside North America) to control varroa B401 to control wax moth
Vita Feed Green and Vita Feed Gold to boost immune systems
foulbrood diagnostic kits to test for EFB and AFB at the hiveside
Vita Swarm Attractant Wipe to lure swarms