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I forgot to post a photo I took from Karin Alton’s talk – of her wearing a human-sized varroa mite she had made, in proportion to the size the mite is on a bee. Imagine carrying one of these around sucking the … Continue reading

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9th Honey bee pests, diseases and poisoning revision post: chilled brood and neglected drone brood

A 9th revision post for the British Beekeeping Association’s Module 3 Honey bee Pests, Diseases and Poisoning exam, which I’m taking in March. I’m doing the BBKA’s correspondence course, so my tutor, Pam Hunter, sets me papers which she then marks. The second question … Continue reading

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8th Honey bee pests, diseases and poisoning revision post: collecting laboratory samples

An 8th revision post for the British Beekeeping Association’s Module 3 Honey bee Pests, Diseases and Poisoning exam, which I’m taking in March. I’m doing the BBKA’s correspondence course, so I have a tutor setting me papers which she then marks. I’ve just sent … Continue reading

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7th Honey bee pests, diseases and poisoning revision post: Being a bee detective – investigating the death of a colony

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4th Honey bee pests, diseases and poisoning revision post: viral diseases, patchy brood, bald brood, stone brood and nosema

I’ve now received my first set of feedback from my BBKA correspondence course tutor, Pam Hunter. She went through all my answers very thoroughly and gave me the additional advice “Try not to be dogmatic – ‘may’ rather than ‘will’ … Continue reading

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2nd Honey bee pests, diseases and poisoning revision post: Diagnosis and treatment of AFB & EFB

A 2nd revision post for the British Beekeeping Association’s Module 3 Honey bee Pests, Diseases and Poisoning exam, which I plan to take in March. This year I’m doing the correspondence course, so I have a tutor who will set me papers and give me comments … Continue reading

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1st Honey bee pests, diseases and poisoning revision post: EFB and AFB

This is a 1st revision post for the British Beekeeping Association’s Module 3 Honey bee Pests, Diseases and Poisoning exam, which I plan to take in March. This year I’m doing the correspondence course, so I have a tutor who will set … Continue reading

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