BRITISH honeybee populations have been decimated by the varroa mite, but hidden inside hives in deepest Cornwall, something very special is happening. Cornish Beekeeper Rodger Dewhurts has taken it upon himself to save the British honeybees from the varroa mite, by breeding varroa tolerant bees. This mite has spread thoughout the mainland UK since 1991 and is also destroying the honeybee colonies around the world. Dewhurts has been tirelessly breeding into his bees for 18 years qualities that will allow the bees to manage the varroa mite more effectively. Read Dewhurts story.