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CATCH THE BUZZ – Profitable Business Ideas #8

LISTS–NEWS 10 Most Profitable Agricultural Business Ideas in 2021 By: Trish Novicio in Lists, News   #8. Apiculture Market value: $8.3 billion Apiculture is one of the most profitable agriculture business ideas in 2021. Due to a rise in demand for honey and its by-products and a scarcity of natural honey, commercial beekeeping farms have sprung up all over the world. The global beekeeping…
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March 31, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – BIP Sentinel Apiary Program

How can beekeepers impact honey bee health research?   Since 2015, Bee Informed Partnership’s Sentinel Apiary Program has collected invaluable data that helps researchers answer questions that require access to honey bee colonies from multiple regions of the US. The program teams up with citizen scientist beekeepers across the country in an effort to collect seasonal data (both management and bee…
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March 30, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Honey Adulteration Symposium

A line-up of honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) UC DAVIS-BASED HONEY ADULTERATION SYMPOSIUM SET APRIL 22 DAVIS, CALIF.—  Honey, what’s going on with the honey? If you’re a beekeeper, a food retailer, in honey production or just want to know more about honey adulteration and food authenticity and what you can do about it, this one’s for you. An…
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March 29, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Secret Powerhouse of Your Yard

Pioneering research reveals gardens are secret powerhouse for pollinators University of Bristol Research News Image: Residential Gardens Underpin The Urban Nectar Supply, And Many Can Be Extremely Rich In Flowering Plants. view more  Credit: Nicholas Tew Home gardens are by far the biggest source of food for pollinating insects, including bees and wasps, in cities and towns, according to new research. The study,…
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March 26, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

Oxalic crystals on bees after vaporization

Crystals from oxalic acid vaporization on bees’ bodies Randy Oliver February 2020 In order to determine how OA crystals settled on bees’ bodies after an OA vaporization, I set a graduated microscope slide and a number of dead bees under a 16-oz inverted plastic cup.  I injected OA vapor briefly into a hole at the The post Oxalic crystals on…
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March 25, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Pollinators Need Flowering Food

Gardening: Pollinators will appreciate plants, trees that provide food Mike Hogan Special to The Columbus Dispatch Gardeners are increasingly concerned about the status of bees, butterflies and other insects as populations of these pollinators continue to decline. This decline can be attributed to many factors, including loss of habitat, climate change, disease, pesticide use and the spread of invasive plants. Fortunately,…
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March 25, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Honey is the Bees Knees

However you pour it, honey is the bee’s knees Rita DeMontis When you think of honey, you think sweetness and warmth, of Winnie the Pooh and living in the land of milk and honey. Honey is all that and more, a natural product that evokes a sense of comfort. It’s true what they say that a spoonful of honey helps…
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March 24, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Neonic Soil Treatment Hurts Ground Nesting Bees

Neonic soil treatment hurts ground-nesting bees, 1st of its kind study finds ‘The extent of it was quite surprising. Shocking,’ says research Susan Chan Kate Bueckert New research from the University of Guelph looked at the impact pesticides have on ground-nesting bees, like the squash bee. (Nigel Raine/University of Guelph) A new study shows the behaviour and reproduction of ground-nesting bees,…
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March 23, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Beekeeping Ambassadors Visit

American beekeeper royalty visits Greeley for some tips of the trade A 2021 queen and princess ambassadors met with Local Hive executive GREELEY, CO – MARCH 02:Tony Landretti, LocalHive CEO, left, gives a tour of the facility to Virginia Allen, 2021 American Honey Princess, center, and Jennifer Hinkel, 2021 American Honey Queen, right, during a visit to LocalHive in Greeley…
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March 22, 2021