Pests and Disease

Honey Bee Vaccine

Trying to help honey bees in the struggle with disease has been a priority of beekeepers and we now have a new tool.  Check out this article. Scientists create edible honey bee vaccine to protect them from deadly diseases

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The Push for Bee City USA Designation in Albuquerque

We are currently moving towards a broad based community effort to create a pollinator friendly city in Albuquerque, NM. This effort is spearheaded by Anita Amstutz, NMBKA BOD and Abq Beeks Co-Chair. Public discussions began October 7, 2015. Find out more about the local efforts to create a Bee City USA here: Bee City USA, Albuquerque,…

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Mites and Deformed Wing Virus

Gordon Thomason passed this article on to me, from June 7 Science Daily, as reported in the journal Science, regarding mites and deformed wing virus. …”showed how the Varroa mite caused deformed wing virus (DWV) — a known viral pathogen — to increase its frequency among honey bee colonies from 10 per cent to 100…

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