Beekeeping news

Fiji National Beekeeping Symposium & FBA Annual General Meeting 2021

Fiji Beekeepers Association is pleased to invite all Fijian beekeepers to this educational beekeeping symposium. Educational talks, suppliers and buyers, honey contest, auction, and more. The agenda is still being developed, but we will surely address varroa, AFB, market conditions, and FBA’s ongoing projects. There is no costs to attend the symposium. Lunch is provided. …

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Apistan and Apivar

Varroa – Part 3: Synthetic Chemical Miticides

Chemical miticides are the most effective and easiest way to control Varroa. The most popular treatments overseas are plastic strip products (Apistan and Apivar) that only require two trips to the apiary – one to put the strips between brood frames, and another to take them out 6-8 weeks later. This is my recommendation for …

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integrated pest management (IPM) approach

Varroa – Part 2 : Controlling Varroa Mites

Papua New Guinean beekeepers have suffered from the same species of varroa 10 years longer than Fijians, so we can learn from the PNG experience. Anecdotal evidence from PNG suggests substantial negative impacts on honey production. In the early years, untreated in PNG, it caused bee colony deaths estimated at 60% – 90% in some …

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