Dr. Max Beier “The book scorpion, a welcome guest of the bee colonies”

Österreichischer Imker Bd. 1, 1951

Translated by David Heaf from “Der Bücherskorpion, ein willkommener Gast der Bienenvölker.” Österreichischer Imker Bd. 1, 1951, S. 209–211. Among the many more or less welcome, mostly even unwanted guests in bee hives, the book scorpion or Chelifer canroides, leads a very humble and – unjustly, as we shall see – little- noticed existence. This … Read moreDr. Max Beier “The book scorpion, a welcome guest of the bee colonies”

Buy book scorpions

book scorpion (chelifer cancroides)

The buy of book scorpions and their use in conventional bee hives does not make sense to me at the moment. We are still in the research phase and have not found the right modifications for bee hives. Selling the animals and claiming the book scorpions would significantly reduce the Varroa is pseudo-scientific and not in the interest of the project. There is simply no proof of this (yet).

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Breeding Book Scorpions

nest book scorpion (chelifer cancroides)

The best place for breeding book scorpions is surely the environment of naturally kept animals troubled by small parasites. Beehives are the perfect place (if the bees are kept untreated) with appropriate conversions/additions of the beehive. Chicken stalls, hay floors and grain storehouses close to animal stables also offer excellent conditions. Whoever wants to breed … Read moreBreeding Book Scorpions