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Almond Pollination Math

By: Joe Traynor Ask an almond grower what was the most useful class he took in school (including college) and if he (she) thinks about it long enough, the answer should be math, maybe algebra in high school, maybe arithmetic in the 3rd grade. Growers are faced with math problems daily – calibrating spray rigs, figuring the amount of chemicals…
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January 31, 2021
Bee Culture

Refractometer – All You Need to Know

By: Hanna Bäckmo Honey typically contains somewhere between 14% – 20% water, seldom less, sometimes more. Honey contains lots of other substances as well, such as carbohydrates, mineral substances, enzymes, organic acids, proteins, and vitamins, but it is the water that we are going to concern ourselves with in this article. The water found in honey is mostly residual moisture after…
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January 31, 2021
Bee Culture

The Rational World of Robber Bees

By: James E. Tew It’s a problem because we say it is… Bee colonies robbing each other is a problem because we – as concerned beekeepers – say it is. And beekeepers say it’s a problem because apiary bees become defensive (and aggressive) within the area and secondly, weaker colonies can actually be robbed to death. These common beeyard results…
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January 31, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Pollinator Habitat in Utility Rights-Of-Way

Ecologist receives grant to study pollinator habitat in utility rights-of-way Findings will help power companies promote ecosystem health in landscapes set aside for electric power delivery lines Northern Arizona University Image: Clare Aslan, Associate Professor and Co-Director of The Center For Adaptable Western Landscapes in Nau’s College Of The Environment, Forestry, And Natural Sciences, Is The Principal Investigator Of A Research.…
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January 29, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Dogs in NZ Trained to Sniff out AFB

Dogs to detect AFB BEE-SAVING DOGS: A project backed by MPI will seek to train dogs to sniff out the highly infectious bacterial disease American Foulbrood in beehives, aimed at saving the industry millions. File picture TRAINED dogs to sniff out the highly infectious bacterial disease American Foulbrood (AFB) in beehives could save New Zealand’s beekeeping industry several million dollars…
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January 28, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Missouri Virtual Meeting March 13th

MISSOURI STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION VIRTUAL SPRING CONFERENCE MARCH 13, 2021 Missouri State Beekeepers (MSBA) will hold their Virtual Spring Conference on Saturday, March 13, 2021 beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. Deadline to register for the conference is Monday, March 8, 2021. Conference information is at this link https://mostatebeekeepers.org/2021-virtual-spring-conference/ This webinar is free to all paid members of…
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January 27, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Scotland’s Plan to Boost Biodiversity

Scotland plans to protect 30% of its land to boost biodiversity. The new laws will help safeguard Scottish biodiversity and the natural economy, which has been valued at around $39 billion The Scottish Government has announced plans to protect 30% of land, to boost biodiversity and tackle climate change. The natural economy of Scotland is worth around $39 billion. It…
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January 26, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – UC Davis Honey Bee Health Funding

UC grant to strengthen honey bee health and crop pollination Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño (center) of UC Davis opens a hive. A new grant awarded to UCD will help fund ways to aid honey bee health and crop pollination. Kathy Keatley Garvey-UC Davis The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology is sharing a $900,000 grant from the University of California’s…
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January 25, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Israeli Pollinator Drones.

Robotics startup brings Israeli twist to agricultural drones Blue White Robotics completed its first pollination of dates using drones and is bringing Israel’s military specialty in UAVs to the agricultural sector. Blue White Robotics used its technology to pollinate date palm in the Arava region. Photo: Blue White Robotics Israel is known for its robust military technology sector, and particularly…
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January 22, 2021
Canadian Honey Council News

Invitation to Participate – Framing Competitiveness and Innovation for Success/ Invitation à participer – Consultation Encadrement de la compétitivité et de l’innovation en vue de la réussite (CFIA/ACIA)

Invitation to Participate – Framing Competitiveness and Innovation for Success/ Invitation à participer – Consultation Encadrement de la compétitivité et de l’innovation en vue de la réussite   **le français suit**   The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is gathering...Read more
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January 21, 2021