disease resistant bees in the system of Ed&Dee Lusby, arizona.

  • all topics -> Overview

  • well finally – the long-awaited book by Dee Lusby
    Biological Beekeeping – The Way Back
    >read more

  • now we can offer artificial combs from ResistantBees
    With the artificial combs it is very easy to accomodate large cell bees (LC) to small cells (SC).
    -> read more
    artificial comb 4,9mm
  • Interview with Dee Lusby
    Dee Lusby talks in this video about very important things of treatment-free beekeeping and the incredible hostility with which she had to deal.This should be watched by everyone who is concerned with the bees.  There you see where the real problems are, which are usually not talked about. -> read more

  • evidences – bee cells were much smaller in the past
    These are the evidences that the bee cells were much samller in the past and were enlarged artificially -> read more

  • silicone matrices with embedded side parts
    -> read more

  • silicone foundation mold – for small cell beekeeping
    Water-cooled silicone foundation mold that we now offer for sale (November 2016) -> read more

  • active Varroa defense – bees biting mites
    a sensational video -> read more

  • A milestone for small cell, treatment-free beekeeping
    In the last 6 months we could supply worldwide more than 100 beekeepers with small cell silicone matrices, so they could build their own, small-cell foundation mold. And to our great surprise it spreads now around the world.
    ->read more
  • Silicone matrices with the new cell geometry to build foundation molds
    -> read more

    now also available with cell size 4,80mm
    We have decided to reduce the cell size of our bees still further. The reason is the experience that the now resistant Cape honey bee is held on even smaller cells than 4.9mm and that Dee Lusby repeatedly reported an „average cell size“ 100 years ago, that was 4,76mm.
  • Cell size of the Cape bee in South Africa
    incredible but true -> read more
  • a survivor colony – documentation
    documentation of an untreated survivor colony
    ->read more

  • new website about the importance of the drones or the true heroes in the bee hives

    The interaction of small cells and the correct amount of drone comb on each comb is the basis of Varroa resistance.


  • in this way small cell bees fight against Varroa mites – Investigation of survivor colonies
    -> read more

  • how do SC bees defend against Varroa mites?
    What mechanisms do the small cell bees apply to defend themselves, without our help, against the Varroa mites?
    This is a very important question and we are getting close to be able to answer it.
    -> read more

  •  latest scientific papers on small cell bees

    • hygienic behavior of colonies kept on small-cell combs

    In this way, we demonstrated that hygienic behavior can be intensified by transferring colonies onto small-cell combs ->read more

    • life span of worker honeybees reared in colonies kept on small-cell combs

    Maintaining colonies on small-cell combs, combined with the lack of strong parasitic pressure from V. destructor, extended the life span of these bees in comparison with that of bees from standard-cell combs. -> read more

  • How to breed Varroa resistant bees
    Summary of the experiences of the most successful beekeepers in dealing with Varroa resistant bees. ->read more
  • scientific studies on small cells – pro and contra
    • There are studies that conclude that smaller cells have no effect on the Varroa mite and there are those, that say, that a smaller cell size do have an effect on the Varroa mites. Erik Österlund has highlighted the differences between the various studies and compared them. -> read more

  • Test results of a norwegian beekeeper:
    small cell bees bring more honey – Varroa population is significantly lower in the small cell hives. -> read more


  • -> shop ResistantBees
    completely residue-free wildflower honey, Propolis and Royal Jelly from organic beekeeping on the island of La Palma

    • We do not use foreign substances in our hives
      The unique thing about our beekeeping is that in our hives we do not use any chemistry, no acaricides for controlling Varroa mites, no organic acids and no essential oils. In the hives only pure wax can be found from our own circuit, honey, pollen and propolis. We can do this because we are copying the brilliant beekeepers system of Ed and Dee Lusby, arizona. Thus we can dispense with all treatments because the bees are able to defend themselves on their own against parasites and diseases.
    • This means that our products are absolutely pure and uncontaminated
      Our beehives are located on a small island in the Atlantic sea, completely isolated in pure nature. Thus, they are not subjected to environmental polution.
  • Silicone foundation molds – for small cell beekeeping
    with a new cell geometry that is better accepted by the bees
    -> read more

  • Proofs that the cell dimensions were artificially enlarged
    The efficiency of the use of enlarged cells in honey combs in the conditions of Romania
    He writes:
    “The large cell” preoccupied and continues to preoccupy many beekeepers and scientists in numerous countries……….->read more

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  • Varroa resistance breeding in Lunden Buckfast apiaries, finland
    “Like senator Cato, I will repeat: To overcome the varroa problem there is no other solution than stopping treatments. How many years will it take, until we understand this simple truth?”
    -> read more@copyrigt ResistantBees
  • ResistantBees now also in dutch
  • Investigation: Does the dronebrood act as a Varroa
    trap in small cell bees? ->read more

  • Varroa Resistance Breeding  – Europe versus USA -> read more

  • Feral bees smaller than 4.9mm in sweden -> read more
  •  worst hostility towards Ed and Dee Lusby

I knew that our way of beekeeping, without any use of chemicals, results in heavy „headwind“.
But when hearing now in the two interviews that gave Dee Lusby in Arizona last week at a radio station, I have got frozen ……..

Erik Österlund has opened a new blog about beekeeping Big Smile
Bees are engines of life – bee concerned!!!







for questions about small cell beekeeping go to the Organicbeekeepers message board


Eine Antwort auf ENGLISH

  1. admin sagt:

    The english website of ResistantBees.com is working again

    Here you can see an overview of all topics

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