Winter meeting – Chemical-free beekeeping
Steve Riley will be returning to Croydon to give us an update on Westerham Beekeeper’s chemical-free varroa treatment initiative. Those who attended Steve’s previous talks were fascinated by the techniques he described for staying on top of varroa by mechanical rather than chemical means. Each time we add chemicals to a hive, we upset the balance of the ecosystem inside. The alternative methods that Steve proposes are conceptually simple, but do require a certain amount of beekeeping skill. It will be interesting to hear from Steve how the methods are working out a year on.