Cornucopia’s Take: Many beekeepers treat their hives with miticides every year to kill Varroa mites, parasites that feed on developing bees. Some beekeepers suspect that if beekeepers did not treat them, bees would evolve to live with Varroa mites, producing a hardier bee. The interviews in this video begin about 30 seconds in, and offer first-hand accounts from beekeepers who do not treat.
Treatment free beekeeping in Gwynedd, Wales
by Felix Remter
Original English mit deutschen Untertiteln
This film shows developments in beekeeping in the region of Gwynedd, Wales in Great Britain. The film was shot during an research trip for the documentary “Outside the Box” (forthcoming 2017).
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