This article is by Claudia Blauert, from Germany following her visit to Wales, and views our Treatment Free beekeeping from a German perspective.
“Varroa Has Lost its Sting – My Experience of Treatment Free Beekeeping”
Presentation given at BIBBA Conference 6th – 9th September 2018, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. Following the presentation, and after being joined by Joe and Chris Ibbertson, there was time for a Q&A. The audience of around 60 indicated by a show of hands that approximately half were already beekeeping Treatment Free.
Should we continue treating our bees? Or is it time to put our trust in nature?
- Varroa Has Lost its Sting by Clive & Shan Hudson 2016 as published in BBKA News No. 223 December 2016 (also Welsh BeeKeeper Summer /Autumn 2016 No. 193 & 194)
- Wild Honey Bees Of The Glaslyn Estuary, Snowdonia by Clive & Shan Hudson, Autumn 2015 as published in The Welsh Beekeeper 190, Autumn 2015.
- Notes on Treatment Free Beekeeping by Clive & Shan Hudson. Supporting evidence for Treatment Free Beekeeping and the evolution of honey bees to co-exist with Varroa is accumulating locally, nationally and internationally. These are our January 2018 notes on this topic.