Shanvaus Apiary Manorhamilton

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Varroa & Acarapis

Let it be var.destructor or var. jacobsoni or one or two of half a dozen of associated viruses - it does not matter! This parasite is easy to diagnose and easily kept under control!

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Causes winter mortality of 30-50 % of colonies
The forgotten bee disease
No treatment available
Internal parasite
Silent killer
Endemic in Ireland!

Acarapis woodii

One Cork - Two Bees!

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Homemade Tandem Needles

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Your Dissection Microscope!

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One of these creatures was found to be still alive and well when the tracheae of a  dissected bee where opened for a closer examination. The bee was one of a sample of 25 bees which where kept in a deep freezer for three hours at 18 degrees below zero.

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Varroa

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