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CATCH THE BUZZ – Veterinarians and Bees

New beehives added for veterinary training By: Alec Lee Bees are vital contributors to healthy crops and a thriving ecosystem, and many bee species are under threat of extinction from pollution, disease and other factors. The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has joined the fight to save the bees by building a set of hives on campus. The…
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September 1, 2020
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Out of the Past

The Representation and Symbolic Meaning of the Honey Bee through Time. By Isabelle Hopkinson From the Greeks to the Egyptians, from Napoleon to the Mormons and Karl Marx to the City of Manchester, the bee and more specifically the honey bee, has been a persistent recurring image throughout human history.  Following the Manchester bombing attacks in 2017, the image of…
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September 1, 2020
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My Environmental System

By: James E. Tew For the moment – success! No doubt, I told you about my experiences last Autumn. I simply can’t recall how much I wrote. True, I could look that up, but I have a story I want to tell you; and either way, I will need to retell parts of the past saga. The shortened version of…
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September 1, 2020
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Synthetic Wax

BetterComb and the Demise of 100% Beeswax By: Ross Conrad A recently adopted innovation in beekeeping is the use of completely drawn out honey comb made of synthetic wax. Modern beekeepers have long used Perma Comb, a fully drawn out plastic comb, in hives but this is the first time wax combs other than beeswax have been commercially available for…
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September 1, 2020