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Varroa Mites on Bees

Varroa Mites on Bees

What are Varroa Mites? Varroa mites are tiny red-brown parasites that need honey bees as hosts to survive and multiply. They are external parasites whose entire life cycle occurs within the honey-bee colony. They mainly feed on the larvae and pupae in the brood, while the adult females feed on the adult bees’ hemolymph. Their…

Do Bees Like Lilies?

Do Bees Like Lilies?

Belonging to the family Liliaceae, lilies are native to temperate areas of the Northern hemisphere. This perennial plant has flowers consisting of six petal-like segments with an elongated tube. They have leafy stems, narrow leaves, and solitary or clustered flowers. Lilies come in a lot of different colors and are quite fragrant. Do bees like…