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Treatments of honey bee colonies affected by Varroa destructor in organic apiculture

Nanetti, Dr Antonio; Rovida, Dr Angela; Piazza, Dr Paolo; Martini, Prof. Andrea; Besana, Dr Andrea Maria and Tampieri, Prof. Maria Paola (2006) Treatments of honey bee colonies affected by Varroa destructor in organic apiculture. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Summary

The organic honey bee productions are provided for in the EU Regulation 1804/99. Notwithstanding the beekeeping industry deserves a considerable economic importance to the whole organic market of the EU, limited action is paid in favour of the organic beekeeping. A noticeable exception to this are the huge research efforts on the disease control, which is mainly due to the lack of useful and not contaminating remedies against severe pests hitting the honey bees in the whole EU.
To avoid the honey contamination with treatment residues is paramount and fosters researche on soft chemicals like oxalic acid, which is of utmost impor-tance not only in organic, but also in conventional contexts.
The Authors are presenting here a synthetic review on the treatments against the varroosis with OA and on their research to optimise the use of the substance in different Italian environments.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:varroa, oxalic acid, organic apiculture, honey bees
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Italy > CRA - National Council of Agricultural Research
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 8: Animal health and disease handling
Deposited By: Nanetti, Dr Antonio
ID Code:7582
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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