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CATCH THE BUZZ – Millions of Bee Deaths Threaten Australia’s Almond Harvest.

Millions of Bee Deaths Threaten Australia’s Almond Harvest Bloomberg Ainslie Chandler (Bloomberg) — For a fresh perspective on the stories that matter for Australian business and politics, sign up for our new weekly newsletter. The wildfires that swept across Australia’s east and south killed millions of bees and destroyed vast tracts of forest where the insects feed, putting the country’s almond…
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February 28, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Commercial Beekeeping, Its Not About Honey

Commercial Beekeeping turns to Agriculture as Major Revenue Stream. The beekeeping industry, which is integral to agriculture production, is undergoing some significant developments. Bees of course help plants reproduce thanks to their help in the pollination process. And at this time of year, many commercial beekeepers are preparing to go to California soon to help pollinate the approximately one million…
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February 27, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Sentinel Apiary Program…Maine Beekeepers

How Maine Beekeepers are Helping to Improve Bee Production and Health Across the Nation By: Julia Bayly, Bangor Daily News Among the first flowers to bloom in the spring, dandelions are important food sources for Maine’s pollinators, including honey bees. (BDN) STATEWIDE (BDN) — Few things can decimate an active honey bee hive like an infestation of Varroa mites or…
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February 26, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Pollinators: the Glue that Connects, Webinar March 4th

On March 4th at 12:00 pm CST,  The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund will be providing a webinar entitled: Pollinators: The glue that connects sustainability issues.  This webinar will cover a variety of thoughts about how pollinators and their habitat and health needs can mesh with a wide range of sustainability needs that include important topics like: Solar Power Precision…
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February 25, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – New Hampshire Bee School

Bee School 2020 Seeks Students Story & Photos Contributed By: John Therriault Harrisville, NH Beekeeper Suzanne Brouillette donated a Slovenian AZ hive for the MBA club Apiary at Stonewall Farm. If you like fruits, vegetables or cook with vegetable oils, you have benefited from the pollination efforts of our insect partners on this planet.  Each year, our native flies, hummingbirds,…
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February 24, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Strawberries and Honey Bees

Dance of the Honey Bee Reveals Fondness for Strawberries By: University of Göttingen The research team established small honey bee colonies at eleven locations next to strawberry fields in the Göttingen/Kassel region Credit: Svenja Bänsch, University of Göttingen Bees are pollinators of many wild and crop plants, but in many places their diversity and density is declining. A research team from…
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February 21, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Florida Master Beekeeper Program Online

University of Florida Opens Online Version of Master Beekeeper Apprenticeship Program By: Samantha N. Olson We’ve all heard of the plight and decline of global bee populations, due to factors including pesticides, drought and habitat destruction. Now there’s a way to get involved, and it’s giving aspiring Florida beekeepers something to buzz about. The University of Florida recently launched their new Master Beekeeper…
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February 20, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – USDA Honey Bee Research Focus

New USDA Honey Bee Research Facility to Focus on Pollinator Health The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new honey bee research facility at the University of California, Davis.  The new facility is part of the Invasive Species and Pollinator Health Research Unit, which is assigned the task of developing…
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February 19, 2020