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As the Asian Hornet range expands, Vita ApiShields work well as hornet traps, early warning sentinels and even wasp traps.

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No sick days off work for honeybees - they just keep on at it. New research:
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VitaFeed Gold is no longer available in the UK for economic reasons. 
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Siri speech recognition interpreted Apiguard as Happy Guard. Pretty accurate, I reckon. Here's the latest Apiguard FAQ. http://www.vita-europe.com/wp-content/uploads/VitaApiguardFAQ201607a.pdf

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Death by bake-off! This wasp didn't stand a chance against this nucleus colony.
They may only be a small nucleus, but they have a double line of defence for the wasps taht dare encroach upon the hive. Here is the advanced guard attacking a would-be intruder wasp. I only just managed to glimpse the wasp once in this tangle of bees. Meanwhile at the door, the guards are lined ...
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An holistic challenge for beekeeping in Zambian drought. It's not quite the lack of water that is the problem -- it's the lack of power because the hydro schemes aren't operating to capacity. So charcoal becomes the energy source -- and that means cutting down trees and that means a lack of forage.



A widespread drought in southern Africa has knock-on effects on honey production in Zambia.
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Apiguard at work. Don't forget to treat for varroa! 
Here's just a fraction of the work of Apiguard after three days this week. Don't forget to treat! The shiny brown ovals are varroa mixed in with crystallised honey, pollen and wax flakes on a collecting screen below a mesh acting as the floor of the hive. Throughout the season in my apiaries, ...
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You've probably heard that quote about bees attributed to Albert Einstein. But did he really say it? A poster on the Bee-L discussion list has pointed to this investigation.
Meanwhile, please don't try testing the original hypothesis by not treating your bees for varroa this season ;-)

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The power of honey!

“Those who buy the communist honey will taste good quality honey. They will get a taste of us and will become more communist,” Ovacık Mayor Fatih Maçoğlu.



A local mayor from the Turkish Communist Party (TKP) in eastern Turkey plans to release his municipality’s own home-grown “communist honey” onto the market and sell it across Turkey
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The importance of flowers in the transmission of bacteria amongst wild bees has discovered in the USA. Much of the bacteria is thought to be beneficial.
Flowers are a hot spot of transmission of bacteria that end up in the microbiome of wild bees, new research has found. The work shows for the first time that multiple flower and wild bee species share several of the same types of bacteria. Bees therefore obtain both food and bacteria from flowers. These bacteria may play important roles in bee health.
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A mystery disease that baffles researchers is being more commonly reported. It has eluded a treatment, but a British beefarmer has tried an ingenious method that seems to give some measure of control.
A mystery disease that baffles researchers is being more commonly reported. It has eluded a treatment, but a British beefarmer has tried an ingenious method that seems to give some measure of control. Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus (CBPV) causes honey bees to have symptoms that include trembling of ...
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Ballet and bees. They are some uncanny connections apparently. 
Illustrator Graeme McNee re-creates the sensuality,brutality and elegance of the Scottish Ballet in this comic about Emergence.
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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
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