Varroa mite wreaks havoc in Swiss bee colonies

Varroa mite wreaks havoc in Swiss bee colonies

Zurich : Switzerland | Oct 03, 2012 at 3:45 AM PDT
Source: SwissInfo
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The past few years have been tough for bee colonies almost everywhere. For example, colony collapse disorder was a massive problem in the United States in 2007. But this year has proven disastrous for honeybees and their keepers in Switzerland. A study of a thousand Swiss hives shows that  50 per cent... FULL ARTICLE AT SwissInfo
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    Although Switzerland has one of the highest bee densities, colonies are being decimated by diseases...The number of apiarists is also dropping, with their average age being around 70. (All pictures by Tomas Wuthrich.)

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