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CATCH THE BUZZ- Horticultural Career Exploration Tool

Seed Your Future Launches Expanded Horticulture Career Exploration Tool Free online resource includes videos, profiles, salary information, and educational links to more than 140 careers working with plants. MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (September 3, 2020) – Today, Seed Your Future announced the launch of its expanded Horticulture Career Exploration Tool. Much more than a basic alphabetical list of the more than 140…
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September 16, 2020
American Bee Journal

The Classroom – September 2020

Q  European Foulbrood I have read your excellent guide on the treatment and diagnosis of European Foulbrood at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1272. In the past I have tried: Mite treatments Shook swarm Culling older frames (but not all frames) Feeding sugar syrup/pollen patties Requeening Last year, requeening a hive was very effective; this year’s results are disappointing. I also find it strange that…
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September 16, 2020
American Bee Journal

Working with Queen Cells

Queen cells are the unsung heroes of sustainable beekeeping. Most beekeepers still seek out mated queens for splits and replacements when queen cells work just as well or even better. There are many advantages to using queen cells over mated queens. A huge advantage is seen in the spring, as queen cells are available earlier in the season. By definition,…
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September 16, 2020
American Bee Journal

Thinking Like a Scientist

As scientific thinkers, we need to re-examine our beliefs constantly and question what we “know” to be true. As we learn, our cumulative knowledge increases, often giving us a better perspective. For example, I recently had a wake-up call that forced me to re-evaluate the idea of the windshield effect. The windshield effect is a phenomenon that people have noticed…
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September 16, 2020
American Bee Journal

Notes from the Lab – September 2020

Neonicotinoid insecticides: When there’s risk to bees, when there are economic benefits to users, and when there are viable replacements Neonicotinoid insecticides. If you’re like many people who we interact with, you just read those two words and already have an opinion. Perhaps such a strong opinion that there’s little point to us writing more. But for those brave souls…
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September 16, 2020