Quantcast

“Swiss Beekeepers Sound the Alarm”

Beekeeping Forum

Help Support Beekeeping Forum:

tkwinston4 

Field Bee
Joined
Mar 9, 2009
Messages
540
Reaction score
0
Location
WBC/Smith/National/nucs in Horsham, West Sussex.
Hive Type
smith
Number of Hives
7
The winter of 2009/2010 has hit Switzerland‟s bee population hard, with 22% of their number not surviving. Another 8% have suffered so badly that they will not survive much longer, according to one of the country‟s leading beekeepers‟ associations.
According to the survey, the beekeepers estimate their losses at SFr 10 million (9 million US dollars) adding that the ecological consequences will be severe. The figures are based on the estimates of 18,000 beekeepers in the German and Romansch speaking parts of the country.
The exact cause of the deaths remain a mystery, despite several scientific research projects.
According to the beekeepers, the main culprit is varroa destructor, a parasitic mite from Asia that attacks honey bees.”
 

Hivemaker. 

Queen Bee
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
Messages
14,310
Reaction score
9
Location
Exmoor.
Hive Type
national
They must of just realized they have varroa then......bit retarded.
 

Onge 

Field Bee
Joined
May 24, 2009
Messages
839
Reaction score
0
Location
Cambridge
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
9 Medium Poly, mostly foundation-less. Some run as Warre TBH

Poly Hive 

Queen Bee
Joined
Dec 4, 2008
Messages
13,655
Reaction score
3
Location
Scottish Borders
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
9 and 18 Nucs
Not at all folks, another piece of stupid reporting me thinks.

I was given a tour of a Beehaus, a proper one that is by a senior member of the SBA and he showed me how he treated for Varroa back in 2000.

I can also tell you the origins of the Lederhosen dance but that is another story. :)

PH
 
Top