Oxalic acid treatment with a Varrox vaporiser

Finnish beekeepers routinely treat their bees with oxalic acid as a part of their varroa mite management protocol. Most commonly they use the dribble method of inserting oxalic acid  sugar syrup between the frames. That’s what I also did a year ago with my Farrar frame hives. Even though it seems  a little strange to open…

Bees at Iso-orvokkiniitty

Bees and permaculture Bees as key pollinators are so central to any cultivated or natural system that it seems obvious that a permaculture system should have bees. When we started planning our project it was immediately clear to me that this is one of the things I want to do as soon as we get hold…