APIVAR approved for use in all 50 states
Apivar has been approved now for use in beehives in all 50 states. This treatment is based on a miticide called "amitraz" and is a new treatment. The instructions say to remove honey stores during the 42 day treatment. Mann Lake and Brushy Mountain Bee Farm are a distributors.
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Silence of the Bees
If you haven't viewed this production that was aired in the winter of 2006 or if you would like to view it again you can watch it on your computer now by clicking HERE
2013 - Highest losses of Bees in the U.S.
Dan Rather Reports - Buzzkill, see video - HERE
A rapidly mutating virus jumps from plants to Honey bees!
May be linked to colony collapse disorder! Read the whole story HERE!
Observation Bee Hive
The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Assoc. maintains an observation bee hive at the Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, PA.
In the photo at right, L.V.B.A. 2010 V. Pres., Bob Milot, explains the inner workings of the ob-hive. The photo above was taken at the Wildlands Conservancy during our Honey Bee Awareness day.