May 24 Science Friday broadcast on bees
I'm wondering what those that heard it thought? I found it interesting that the research is showing that we need to stop treating varroa to save beekeeping in the long run. Like other medications in human and animal history, the mites are adapting to our chemicals. Areas that have not treated are the areas that have healthy bees that can withstand the problems brought by the mites. The story about the group in Wales was particularity interesting.
My thoughts then move to how to get other beekeepers willing to take the short term hit for the long term good.
Beek since 2016: Hardiness Zone 9a: in NW Florida