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CATCH THE BUZZ – The Overcomer

The Overcomer Living the sweet life Having bounced back from a troubled past, third-generation beekeeper says God is the CEO of his successful honey-packing business. By:Kathleen Hilliard  Nathan and Marcela Carmichael “With men this is impossible but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 This Scripture passage is one that hangs outside of the Carmichael Honey packing facility in…
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June 4, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Bee Sting Therapy for COVID

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor, will comment on whether bee sting therapy might have a role in COVID-19 treatment when he briefly addresses the UC Davis-based Third COVID-19 Symposium on Wednesday, June 3 via Zoom and YouTube. The symposium, primarily on vaccines, begins at 4:30 p.m. with a pre-program. The main program is…
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June 3, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Rare Blue Bee Not Extinct

A rare blue bee scientists thought might have become extinct has been rediscovered in Florida. By: Alaa Elassar, CNN This blue calamintha bee specimen was collected in 2002 in Placid Lakes and is one of five specimens at the Florida State Collection of Arthropods in Gainesville. (CNN)An extremely rare blue bee that was last seen four years ago has been…
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June 2, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Community College Pollinator Garden

CCC Celebrating World Bee Day with New Certification By: Kit Cloninger GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) – May 20th is designated by the United Nations as “World Bee Day.” Bees are some of the best-known pollinators out there, but joining them are bats, butterflies, and even hummingbirds. They are all important to ecosystems, and especially vital to the global food supply.…
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June 1, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ-Why Vegans Avoid Honey

Why Vegans Avoid Honey & Other Important Facts About Nature’s Pollinators By: Sally Ho Bees are a key player in the human food ecosystem. Depending on which numbers you believe, bees pollinate anywhere from a third to over half of all the food we eat. Most people don’t realize that without bees, there’s no food- conventional, organic or otherwise. We…
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May 29, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – How Do Bees Make Honey

Blue Sky Science: How do bees make honey? Q: How do bees make honey? — Amelia Brown, Madison, Wis. A Johanne Brunet, professor of entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Most bee species do not make honey, but those that do, as you might guess, are specifically called honey bees. They go into the center of flowers and collect nectar,…
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May 28, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – The Duchess of Cornwall New President

The Duchess of Cornwall takes on new role as President of charity which uses beekeeping to reduce poverty. Bees for Development is delighted to announce Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall as President of the organisation. The charity helps some of the world’s poorest people to become self-sufficient through beekeeping. In a recorded video message, Her Royal Highness said:…
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May 27, 2020
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

Giant Asian Hornets

Do you think you have seen a Giant Asian Hornet?It's likely that it's a European Hornet.Please also see the comparison of a Giant Asian Hornet to a European Hornet.European hornets are not a threat to honey bees and do not need to be reported.Another option for what you have found is a Cicada Killer Wasp. This is also not something…
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May 26, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Honey Bees in Cold Storage

This New Tool Is Sweet for Almond Growers and Beekeepers By: Kathie Zipp Bees help generate billions of dollars for the agricultural industry each year, but as acreages grow, beekeepers are having trouble keeping up. Photo courtesy of USDA-ARS Carl Hayden Bee Research Center Even with so many high-tech advances in agriculture, sometimes nature has the best solution. Bees are…
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May 26, 2020