About the Apiary (this article was not published in the May Newsletter)
April 2000 has been quite a month with all our focus on one thing. The Varroa Mite, The 11th of April will go down in the history of New Zealand beekeeping. Whether it will be remembered as the date varroa was first discovered and changed our beekeeping practices forever, or whether it will go down as the date that the eradication of the mite started, time will tell. At the time of writing this, the decision has not been made.