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Scientific Beekeeping

Refining the Mite Wash: Part 3 – Dislodgement, Precipitation and Separation

Refining the Mite Wash: Part 3 Dislodgement, Precipitation, and Separation Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com First Published in ABJ in September 2020 In my last article I showed how mites will quickly drop off the bees’ bodies if immersed in 91% alcohol.  But there are still more steps remaining to separate the mites from the sample of The post Refining the Mite…
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November 6, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Honey Bees lose Sleep after Ingesting Pesticides.

Honey bees lose sleep after ingesting pesticides, leading to greater stress and lower hive survival rates By: Marissa Shapiro Honey bees in the hive Bees that ingest nonlethal levels of popular pesticides resembling nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, are losing sleep, according to new research from Vanderbilt University. That disruption of their circadian rhythm causes honey bees to lose their sense…
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November 6, 2020