BeesMAX and Arnia collaborate on new educational initiative

BeesMAX and Arnia collaborate on new educational initiative A major environmental problem facing Europe today is the decline of the honey bee. BeesMAX is a company that plans to tackle [...]

Fascinating life of the ‘sweat bee’ (Lassioglossum spp.)

Fascinating life of the ‘sweat bee’ (Lassioglossum spp.) Even though my attention is mainly focused on honey bees I am fascinated by the amazing array of wild bees that quietly [...]

Humidity in the Hive

Humidity in the Hive To maintain a stable environment in the hive, bees need to control temperature, CO₂ and humidity; however the focus of attention is usually brood temperature.  There [...]

HiveTech Qualifies for NZ Tech Finals

A David V Goliath Battle in the Agri-tech sector. HiveTech Ltd, who are leading providers of technology solutions to the commercial beekeeping industry and Arnia’s partners in New Zealand, have [...]

Watch your Weight!

Watch Your Weight! How well your bees go into the winter is of paramount importance to the colony’s success next season and its potential to produce a good crop. All [...]

Internal temperature of overwintering bee hives

Internal temperature of overwintering migratory bee hives  W. G. MEIKLE et al  “Internal hive temperature was found to be an effective response variable in detecting differences among colonies during winter and [...]

Asian Hornet Alert!

Arnia Makes Major Breakthrough in the Fight Against Asian Hornet Following extensive research Arnia has successfully developed a means to remotely detect, alert and locate an Asian Hornet attack on [...]

After the Swarm

After the Swarm Swarming is a risky business for honey bees. The swarm bees may not find a suitable new residence and perish in bad weather. For the stay at [...]

Honey bee genetics: altruism vs individualism

Honey Bee Genetics Honey bees and other social insects have an unusual reproductive genetic system, different to us and most other insects – it is called haplodiploidy. In this system [...]

Arnia Summit 2017

Arnia Annual Summit 2017 As luck would have it, Arnia Founders Huw and Sandra Evans live in the beautiful hills of Tuscany. The Arnia team are based all over the [...]