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CATCH THE BUZZ – New Bee Species Found in Brazil

Brazil announces new pollination bee species Mortimer Nelson Scientists say a new species of pollinating bee has been discovered on a farm in the central Brazilian province of Goiz. Named ‘Ceratina fuoresana’ because it belongs to the family Ceratinula, the species was discovered in the Fasenta nosa Senhora aparecida by researchers from Bayer Forward Farming’s Agricultural Practices Project in Agua…
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February 26, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Pakistan Honey Production is Growing

Plan bee: Pakistan honey exports create jobs buzz Beekeepers work on beehives in the Chakwal area of Pakistan’s populous Punjab province,. (AN photo by Aamir Saeed) Mideast sales offer sweet $6m payoff to growing army of beekeepers ISLAMABAD: When Ameer Ahmed set up his bee farm as a part-time business with 30 beehives last year, the 22-year-old university student did not…
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February 25, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Worlds Biggest Pollination Event

The world’s biggest pollination event is in the Central Valley By: Justin Sacher FRESNO, California (KSEE) – The world’s biggest pollination event is taking place right now here in the Central Valley. Every blossom on an almond tree has the potential to grow into an almond — but only if it is pollinated. To have a successful crop, bees are critical.…
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February 24, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Honey Bee Nosema Parasite Hijacks Iron

ARS News Service New studies show that Nosema ceranae hijacks the pollinator’s iron, diverting it to the parasite’s own needs. Parasite Hijacks Iron in Honey Bees For media inquiries contact: Kim Kaplan, 301-504-1637 BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND, February 18, 2021—An Agricultural Research Service entomologist has discovered the Nosema ceranae parasite that causes major problems and death in honey bees works by hijacking its host’s iron…
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February 23, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Heroes to Hives

Heroes to Hives: Veterans learn beekeeping Heroes to Hives is open to all US veterans, active-duty personnel, National Guard, and reservists across the globe. Students in the hands-on class inspect a hive for varroa mites, a global honey bee pest. Submitted photo REGION — Heroes to Hives (H2H) is a unique program through Michigan State University Extension that seeks to address…
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February 22, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

Mite Control While Honey is on the Hive: Part 4

Mite Control While Honey is on the Hive Part 4 First Published in ABJ February 2021 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com   In the three previous articles in this series, I showed the results of my field trial of summer mite treatments. Now let’s go a little further with extended-release oxalic acid (OAE).   A Note on The post Mite Control While…
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February 22, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

Mite Control While Honey is on the Hive: Part 3

Mite Control While Honey is on the Hive Part 3 First Published in ABJ January 2021 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com   In my two previous articles in this series, I showed the formal results of my field trial comparing summer mite treatments.  We also have additional findings from other yards in which we applied extended-release OA.  The post Mite Control While…
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February 22, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

Mite Control While Honey is on the Hive: Part 2

Mite Control While Honey is on the Hive Part 2 First Published in ABJ December 2020 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com   Last month I covered the setup of my field trial of summertime mite treatments, including experimental extended-release oxalic acid in glycerin.  I’ll now share the results.     The Results and Discussion Due to space limitations, The post Mite Control While…
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February 21, 2021