Re: 'buzzkill' - dan rather reports on bee deaths among the almonds
Originally Posted by Oldtimer
Actually that may be a very good point Deknow. In my country Apivar (the legal form of Amitraz bee treatment) is available and widely used, it is a great mite killer. With few other really great options available in the US, if Amitraz could no longer be obtained it could well be an issue. Having said all that, I have no idea whether these guys would have done anything illegal anyway, but when your back is against the wall, who knows.
I really do not understand why Apivar is not available in the US, seems rather foolish.
One complaint I have heard from fellow commercial beekeepers is, "Why don't beekeepers get treated like other farmers who get to buy chemicals and mix our own treatments?"