Do you think that bees can not survive without a beekeeper? An article in the Apidologie speaks about the wild colonies of honey bee in Australia, whose density per square kilometre differs in relation to the utilisation of the forest. But in Australia they don’t have varroa. They have it in Germany, though, where researchers went in the forest expecting not to find anything. And yet they did! In Germany,in Thüringen, bee colonies were found in beech forests, very similar to the ones in Slovenia. The article is brand new, from this year. Next time you go to the forest in a suitable season of the year, keep your eyes open. And send us the data about any colonies you find, we collect them here. 🙂