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Mite and weather blamed for Guernsey low honey yield

A parasitic mite and unfavourable weather have caused a drop in honey production in Guernsey, the island’s beekeepers association has said. Honey bees have been affected by the Varroa mite and the cold weather and strong winds at the start … Continue reading

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Mexican bees at risk

Bees in Mexico have become susceptible to parasite – the Varroa acari – which is leading to a reduction in bee populations in the country. Varroa acari are very small ticks. Most adult mites have four pairs of legs and the mouth … Continue reading

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Mite a threat to bees and pollination

A MITE that has been wiping out the honey bee in Europe and America is expected to arrive in Australia within the next five years, a bee expert has warned. On the Border for a series of talks, Museum Victoria’s … Continue reading

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