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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