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Learn, Disease, Varroa, Health

Tiny mites, huge problems

Varroa mites are a threat to bees all over the world, and New Zealand is no exception. The tiny creatures spread disease, weaken colony health, and, left untreated, eventually kill the hive.
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Learn, Disease, Health

The spread of a deadly disease

American Foulbrood strikes fear into the hearts of beekeepers – and for good reason. The bacterial disease infects larvae, kills bees before they reach maturity, and eventually destroys the colony.
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Industry, Disease, Varroa, Health

Rising costs, increasing numbers, and high demand

Issues facing New Zealand beekeepers
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Industry, Disease, Commercial

​New research, new hope in the fight against AFB

Larvae rotting in their cells, decimated bee population, and – worst of all – having to burn your beehive to the ground. No wonder beekeepers dread American Foulbrood Disease.
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How To Treat Stonebrood And Protect Your Hive

Ecrotek helps you understand Stonebrood – symptoms, treatment and how to prevent the disease from entering your beehives.
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Disease, Varroa, Health, Beekeeping 101

Varroa Control When Using Synthetic Treatments

Learn how to get the most out of your synthetic varroa treatments (Bayvarol and Apitraz) with our informational treatment guide.
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Learn, Disease, Health, Getting Started

Nurturing with nature

Organic food is made without using chemical pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics or other artificial chemicals during production. Organic fruit growers don’t spray their trees or vines, using natural methods to control insects on their produce. Organic meat and dairy farmers don’t use antibiotics or artificial hormones to speed up animal growth. For many proponents, the organic concept extends into the overall management of the farm or orchard as well – they tend to take a slower, natural approach to crop or animal management, with a focus on caring for their charges rather than profit.
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Your Guide To Wasps In Your Hives

Ecrotek covers everything you need to know about wasps in New Zealand – from identification to detection to protecting your hives.
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Learn, Disease, Health, Beekeeping 101

Ecrotek | Understanding Bee Parasite Nosemosis

Common, contagious bee parasite Nosemosis can contaminate hives. Ecrotek outlines symptoms and how you can prevent it harming yours.
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