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  • Analia Manriquez SPAIN- GOES AHEAD THE VESPA VELUTINA IN GALICIA Written by Analia Manriquez

    SPAIN- GOES AHEAD THE VESPA VELUTINA IN GALICIA

    The Asian hornet has been located by beekeepers in As Neves, a few kilometers from the county of Vigo, who began organizing to stop the destructive capacity of this insect. The insect, which came into Spain by France, sweeping beehives across the continent. After specimens appear in  Tomino two months ago, the presence in As Neves was detected only last week.






    Written on Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:10
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  • Analia Manriquez SPAIN- IN LUGO BLAME VESPA VELUTINA FOR THE DEATH OF THE BEEHIVES Written by Analia Manriquez

    SPAIN- IN LUGO BLAME VESPA VELUTINA FOR THE DEATH OF THE BEEHIVES

    Mari Fe  Sixto  is one of most lauded beekeepers in A Mariña. The quality of their honey has been recognized with three golds, three silvers and a bronze by the Ministry for Rural Affairs, through the Regulatory Council Mel de Galicia. Since last year the number of colonies of exploitation has been reduced from about one hundred to seventy. I personally believe that behind this dramatic loss is the Vespa velutina say her, although a veterinarian Beekeepers Association will inspect their operation and diagnosis.






    Written on Monday, 28 July 2014 16:49
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  • Analia Manriquez SPAIN- HIGH BEES MORTALITY IN GALICIA Written by Analia Manriquez

    SPAIN- HIGH BEES MORTALITY IN GALICIA

    An annual decline of hives in the region around 30-40% annual rate in the case of areas of Pontevedra and A Coruña has reached the 56%. However, this rate does not translate into fewer colonies and beekeepers, whose number has grown in the community to reach 3,800, used each season artificial breeding techniques to increase the number of hives






    Written on Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:01
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  • Analia Manriquez SCOTLAND- DETECTED AMERICAN FOULBROOD IN ABERDEENSHIRE Written by Analia Manriquez

    SCOTLAND- DETECTED AMERICAN FOULBROOD IN ABERDEENSHIRE

    An outbreak of American Foulbrood (AFB), a disease affecting colonies of honeybees, has been found in an apiary in the Tarland area. This outbreak has been found as part of the Scottish Government’s Scotland-wide surveillance programme. The disease was confirmed following laboratory diagnosis by Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA).






    Written on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:36
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