Skip to content

“Sugar, Sugar”

September 7, 2010

While the Government has announced 300,000 euro fo bee-related research some beekeepers are resorting to sprinkling their honey bees with caster sugar to defeat the biggest threat to Irish honey bees, the varroa mite. Apparently, the bees lick it off their companions and the process causes great excitement in the hive, with the result that the mites get disturbed by the vibrations and fall off the bees. I wonder! In other news on pollinators, some of the UK’s rarest bumblebees are at risk of becoming extinct as a result of inbreeding, research suggests.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: