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CATCH THE BUZZ-Why Vegans Avoid Honey

Why Vegans Avoid Honey & Other Important Facts About Nature’s Pollinators By: Sally Ho Bees are a key player in the human food ecosystem. Depending on which numbers you believe, bees pollinate anywhere from a third to over half of all the food we eat. Most people don’t realize that without bees, there’s no food- conventional, organic or otherwise. We…
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May 29, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – How Do Bees Make Honey

Blue Sky Science: How do bees make honey? Q: How do bees make honey? — Amelia Brown, Madison, Wis. A Johanne Brunet, professor of entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Most bee species do not make honey, but those that do, as you might guess, are specifically called honey bees. They go into the center of flowers and collect nectar,…
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May 28, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – The Duchess of Cornwall New President

The Duchess of Cornwall takes on new role as President of charity which uses beekeeping to reduce poverty. Bees for Development is delighted to announce Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall as President of the organisation. The charity helps some of the world’s poorest people to become self-sufficient through beekeeping. In a recorded video message, Her Royal Highness said:…
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May 27, 2020
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Giant Asian Hornets

Do you think you have seen a Giant Asian Hornet?It's likely that it's a European Hornet.Please also see the comparison of a Giant Asian Hornet to a European Hornet.European hornets are not a threat to honey bees and do not need to be reported.Another option for what you have found is a Cicada Killer Wasp. This is also not something…
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May 26, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Honey Bees in Cold Storage

This New Tool Is Sweet for Almond Growers and Beekeepers By: Kathie Zipp Bees help generate billions of dollars for the agricultural industry each year, but as acreages grow, beekeepers are having trouble keeping up. Photo courtesy of USDA-ARS Carl Hayden Bee Research Center Even with so many high-tech advances in agriculture, sometimes nature has the best solution. Bees are…
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May 26, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Beekeepers Have less COVID ‘Preliminary’

Toxicon. 2020 Apr 30 doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2020.04.105 PMCID: PMC7190514 PMID: 32360140 Bee Venom and SARS-CoV-2 Wei Yang∗ Fu-liang Hu Xiao-feng Xu Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer According to data from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the global number of confirmed COVID-19 case exceeded 2.0 million on the 15th of April. I am a physician, and I participated…
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May 22, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Appalachian State Creates Pollinator Tracking

Counting bees, because bees count — App State creates pollinator-tracking app By: Jan Todd BOONE, N.C. — “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” is a saying attributed to Peter Drucker (1909–2005), one of the most widely known and influential management consultants. This adage propelled Appalachian State University’s Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE) to launch a global initiative…
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May 21, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Honey Bees, Iowa’s State Insect?

Honey Bees could BEE Iowa’s State Insect Thomas Nelson Staff Writer tnelson@timesrepublican.com Iowa is close to establishing the honey bee as its state insect. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic closing the legislative session the Iowa Senate had unanimously passed a bill to make the honey bee the state insect. The bill is on its way to the Iowa House, but…
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May 20, 2020
Bee Culture

Veteran Mike

Author: Becky Masterman Over an open colony of bees, Mike Roche told me how thankful he was to be alive. He was a man living past the years that his doctors had predicted. With the time limit on Mike’s life, he was grateful for the peace that working bees offered him. It was his wish to share that tranquility with…
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May 19, 2020