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Ron Hoskins, Treatment Free - "Indestructible" bee

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:27 pm    Post subject: Ron Hoskins, Treatment Free - "Indestructible" bee Reply with quote

I spend a few hours last week chatting with Ron Hoskins of the Swindon Honeybee Conservation Group.

He has been managing his hives without treatments for 20 years and has bred bees that are now being called "indestructible". He hasn't lost a hive to varroa in 10 years, and has recently had a paper published in nature about his bees.

I've written up the key points of our long conversation here:

treatmentfreebeekeepers.co.uk/index.php/ron-hoskins-swindon-honeybee-conservation-group/

All the best

Mike
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