bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Varroa sparks political points scoring

At long last it looks certain that South Islanders in New Zealand are accepting that they must learn to live with varroa. Opposition parties are blaming the government because they failed to get clearance from the German manufacturers of Fiprinol for its use to kill off feral colonies of bees that might be carrying the mite. Management, not eradication is now the focus. (And some of us might mutter: not before time!)

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