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Overwintering Nucs

By: David MacFawn Colony management throughout the year is critical for colony success and overwintering Nucleus Colonies (NUCs) can be a viable management method in the southeastern United States. NUCs are typically five deep frames of bees in a five-frame box. An alternative to five-frame NUCs is eight-frame or 10-frame boxes/equipment. Five-Frame NUC. Photo courtesy David MacFawn Five-frame NUCs can…
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October 1, 2020
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Regeneron Science Talent Search

By: Raina Jain My name is Raina Jain, I go to Greenwich High School and live in Riverside Connecticut. I’ve had a passion for science as long as I can remember – I emailed National Geographic and NASA as a hopeful 12-year-old with science articles I wrote, for a chance to have them published in their monthly magazines. I got…
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October 1, 2020
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Varroa Resistance

By: Terry Combs Is It Really Possible? Bee Culture readers and subscribers; For many years I have appreciated the sage advice, information and occasional opinions your new Editor has given as the American Bee Journal Classroom editor and writer. My first Classroom exchange with Jerry concerned the honey harvesting rules that were in place in my home state. His answer…
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October 1, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Pollination Competition with Arctic Flowers

Heated rivalries for pollinators among Arctic plants University of Helsinki Insect pollination is as important to Arctic plants as it is to plants further south. When flowers abound, the plants have to compete for pollinators. Researchers at the University of Helsinki reveal that higher temperatures cause the flowering periods of different plant species to pile up in time. As a…
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October 1, 2020