The unbearable sweetness of bee-ing

  • 2012-02-29
  • By Emily Kernot
RIGA - Latvia’s economy needs all the help it can get. And in recent months a growing number of hobby beekeepers have done just that by stepping up to do their part in saving Latvia’s honey industry.The industry has a long way to go before returning to the volume of honey produced prior to World War II, however, and plans to turn it into an exportable product haven’t even made it to the drawing board.Varroa mites have decimated the bee population not only in Latvia, but around the world. “We got this enemy more than 35-years-ago,” said Juris Steiselis,...
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