dad always used to say the spiders were there to eat all the worse insects so i have never been scared of them. i love spiders in fact and thankfully none of my kids have picked up arachnaphobia. i think work's US office could be in florida.
bees are cool Val. varroa is not so cool. we had it arrive here over the last year. previous to that i think we were the only place left in the planet which didnt have it. i am going to get some more bees in spring but having to treat them with all those chemicals is putting me off a bit. i do drench the horse so maybe if i just view it like that but i also dont eat the horse.