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Recommended Sampling Method for Varroa in Fiji

Two sampling methods provide the best estimates of mite populations. Both involve removing mites from the bodiesof adult bees, then counting the mites to establish a standard percentage measure of mite numbers (i.e., number of mites per 100 adult bees). The recommended sampling methods in Fiji is with icing (powdered) sugar shake. Practice improves accuracy …

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Fiji Local Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers in 2020

I am often asked where one can buy hives and bees, and the Fiji Beekeepers Association has been good enough to have compiled this list with inputs from our association’s representatives in each area of Fiji. This list attempts to include all beekeeping suppliers in Fiji who provide an acceptable level of quality and customer …

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How to brew mead at home

Whether you harvest it non-alcoholic or leave it to become boozy over several months, home-brewed mead is a millennia-old tradition. When making mead, choose artisan honey and be discerning about products made from a mixture of honey from different countries – read the label carefully. The water should be around 25°C, in order for the …

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