Nicola Venturini

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InstitutionAboca beekeeping research
Postal addressloc. Aboca 20
Office phone3357762099
Mobile phone3357762099
Job /  professional statusResearcher
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Diversity & Conservation
COLOSS Project(s)   Beekeeping
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Varroa control,Sustainable bee breeding
Research interestsnatural beekeeping
 bees selection against varroa
 use of essential oils against varroa
 frames without wax foundation
PublicationsWe have been doing many researches about bees since 2010 but we haven't publicated yet. we have 500 organic beehives and we make field and laboratory test in order to develop a new way to keep the bees without use of chemicals against varroa neither oxalic acid, formic acid or thymol.
we made test about:
- use of essential oils against varroa
- bees selection against varroa (we have been rearing queen since 2010 chossing every year those with less varroa infestation)
-use of Metharhizium Anisopliae against varroa
- use of sugar dusting against varroa
- crop coltivation to feed bees
- every year we make infestation rate to very beehive to know the varroa level
- we collaborate also with:
Edmund Mach Foundation - I.S.Z.L.T. - Apimondia - university of Bozen

i have attended your meeting at CRA-Bologna about small hive beetle and now i would like to attend your next project.