Sunday, March 21, 2010
Beehives North Fife
Beehives abandoned by the owners in north fife, this cluster of 5 altogether highlights the demise of honey bees generally. It's a worldwide problem partly caused by intense commercial demand by growers that need pollination of crops, movement of beehives to accommodate that need, clustering them closely together and importation of infected colonies from other parts of the world. I kept bees for many years during which I needed to treat them with antibiotic once. In my case they had Nosema. Infection, just like in us can and do spread. Whatever caused the loss of these colonies is not know to me as there can be many reasons. I gave up bee keeping a long while ago but that's another story.