For a colony to show hygienic behaviour, there are three things the workers must do.
The first is detection: a worker bee must sense that … Read More
American foulbrood, brood disease, chalkbrood, European foulbrood, hive management, hygienic behaviour, varroa
Breeding, Managing your hives, Pests and diseases
Spring has sprung, and it is time for beekeepers to spring into action to ensure a good season.
Early spring inspections
Is there a laying queen?
Is there … Read More
chalkbrood, hive management, honey, queen bees, spring, supplementary feeding, swarming
Breeding, Managing your hives, Nutrition, Pests and diseases
The fungus Ascosphaera apis causes chalkbrood disease in honey bees. The disease occurs in honey bee larvae fed fungal spores by nurse bees. The spores … Read More
barrier management, chalkbrood, hive management, spring
Managing your hives, Nutrition, Pests and diseases