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Beekeeper Advocates for Health Benefits of Honey

    Viktor Plyushchev, owner of Smart Bee Pollinations, and his daughter Albeena open one of their beehives on their farm in La Center. PHOTO BY MADYSEN MCLAIN   Local beekeepers advocate for health benefits of honey For millennia, humans have used honey from bees for medicinal purposes but now, consumers hope to naturally decrease allergies, soothe a sore throat…
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July 29, 2021
Bee Culture

Bumblebee Decline Claim in Dispute

  By Robert Arnason Scientists from Simon Fraser University say some species are in decline but not all of them. | File photo In the winter of 2020, National Geographic ran a piece with a provocative headline: “Bumblebees are going extinct in a time of ‘climate chaos’.”It’s easy to find similar articles on the internet, which claim that bumblebees and wild…
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July 28, 2021
Bee Culture

Blueberry Pollination in Florida

  Florida blueberry growers part of national survey on pollinator use It’s National Blueberry Month, a time to savor the fruit’s flavor, reap its health benefits — including fiber and vitamins C and K — and appreciate how it grows. For example, most blueberry farmers use pollinators, such as bees, to help their plants blossom. A national group of scientists that includes…
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July 27, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

A Test of Thermal Treatment for Varroa: Part 2

Beekeeper-funded Research A Test of Thermal Treatment for Varroa Part 2 First published in ABJ April 2021 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com Last month I covered the theory of using thermal treatment (hyperthermia) to control varroa, and some of the designs of devices on the market.  I’d like to now answer some questions regarding thermal treatment. I The post A Test of…
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July 26, 2021
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

Winter Hive Wrap Orders – Posted

The Wellington County Beekeepers’ Association is generously coordinating the winter wrap program, with proceeds supporting the OBA Tech-Transfer Research Program. In 2007, Jim Coneybeare and Diane Krout of the Wellington County Beekeepers organized the manufacture of these wraps and have made them available to Ontario Beekeepers each year since then.    Order for 2021 are now being taken. The deadline for…
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July 26, 2021
Bee Culture

Glyphosate could harm Bacteria Insects Rely On

  The saw-toothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis) on oat flakes.       Credit: Julian Kiefer, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Glyphosate dangerous to beetles as well as plants The herbicide could harm bacteria that insects rely on. By Natalie Parletta / Cosmos The commonly used herbicide glyphosate might not be just bad news for bees. New research has found it could have broader ramifications…
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July 26, 2021
Bee Culture

At Home Beekeeping Series July 27

  At Home Beekeeping Series- July 27   The next session in the At Home Beekeeping Series will be Tuesday, July 27, from 6:30-7:30 PM CST. Our speaker this month is Dr. Tom Webster.  He will be speaking on the honey bee digestive system. Here is the link to the event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/GgOfzDMX. Our local page :  https://www.facebook.com/LawrenceCountyextension.  …
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July 23, 2021
Bee Culture

Women in Beekeeping AgTech

Women in AgTech: Ellie Symes SOFTWARE FOUNDER HELPS ALMOND GROWERS MONITOR HIVE STRENGTH By:AMY WU Editor’s Note: The following profile is an excerpt from Amy Wu’s book, “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown,” which tells the stories of women entrepreneurs who are transforming agriculture through high technology. Ellie Symes could easily pass for the girl…
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July 22, 2021
Bee Culture

Varroa Resistant Honey Bees Imported to Australia

  Dutch honey bees resistant to varroa mite imported to Australia to help guard against the pest   Hunched over a bench in a modest caravan, apiarist and bee breeder David Briggs slows his breathing and focuses intensely on the work at hand. Key points: It’s the first time in 15 years bees have been imported into Australia The foreign…
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July 21, 2021