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CATCH THE BUZZ – Lure Attracts Asian Giant Hornet

ARS Lure Attracts Live Asian Giant Hornets, Helps Lead to Nest Discovery WAPATO, WASHINGTON, October 29, 2020—A scent lure designed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists to attract Asian giant hornets played a key role in the discovery of the first nest of these invasive insects in the United States. Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists have verified several…
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October 30, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – NAPPC Pollinator Electric Power Award

American Electric Power Receives First NAPPC Pollinator Electric Power Award News Provided By: American Electric Power COLUMBUS, Ohio, — The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC), managed by Pollinator Partnership, has awarded its first 2020 Pollinator Electric Power Award to American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) for its leadership in pollinator-friendly projects. This award was established by the NAPPC Pollinators on…
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October 29, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Pollinator Importance Partnership

Partnership Brings Awareness to Pollinator Importance Elgin, Minn. – Many Americans don’t understand that pollinators are responsible for one in three bites of food we eat and their populations are under significant pressure. One partnership aims to change that through education. Honeybear Brands®, a leading grower, packer, and shipper of top apple varieties, is partnering with the National Honey Board…
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October 27, 2020
Scientific Beekeeping

Starting colony buildup calculator

I wrote about initial colony buildup at http://scientificbeekeeping.com/modeling-nuc-buildup/  I created a spreadsheet model that allows you to estimate and visualize how different methods of starting colonies affects the colony age structure and growth.  I works for package, nucs started with laying queens, queen cells, or walkaway splits. Nuc calculator share version The post Starting colony buildup calculator appeared first on…
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October 26, 2020
Scientific Beekeeping

Refining the Mite Wash: Part 2 – Mite Release

Refining the Mite Wash- Part 2 Mite Release Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com First Published in ABJ in August 2020 The high efficacy of hand dishwashing detergent at getting mites to release their grip on bees bestirred me to investigate this finding more deeply.  What I’ve come to realize is that there are four steps involved between The post Refining the Mite…
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October 24, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- California First Master Beekeeper

Program Announces First Master Beekeeper By: Kathy Keatley Garvey Despite COVID-19 pandemic precautions and constraints, the California Master Beekeeper Program, headquartered at UC Davis, has certified its first-ever Master Beekeeper: Amy Hustead of Grass Valley, a veteran beekeeper who also happens to be the only beekeeper in her family. Hustead, president of the Nevada County Beekeepers Association and a veterinary…
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October 23, 2020