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Pesticide Antidote for ‘Bees’

  Pesticide Exposure Antidote BY BRIAN OWENS   Feeding bees an antidote packaged inside pollen-like particles can rescue them from pesticide poisoning, according to research by scientists in the US. The pesticides sprayed on crops to control harmful insects are high on the list of the many challenges facing pollinators like honeybees and bumblebees. One particular group of insecticides, the organophosphates, are…
UOVBA News Bot
October 15, 2021
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

2021 Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be an ONLINE Virtual Annual General Meeting for membership.Friday is open to OBA Members only. The meeting will start at 9am EST, for a half-day event.Attend Friday for just $25! (members only), Attend both days for $40 (option for members only)The business meeting will take place on Friday, along with some great presentations!The conference will continue on Saturday…
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October 15, 2021
Bee Culture

PBS, My Garden of a Thousand Bees

Nature: My Garden of a Thousand Bees Premieres Wednesday, October 20 at 8/7c on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/nature and the PBS Video app.   Taking refuge from the coronavirus pandemic, wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn set out to record all the bees he could find in his tiny urban garden in Bristol, England, filming them with one-of-a kind lenses he forged on his kitchen table.…
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October 14, 2021
Canadian Honey Council News

National Workforce Strategy for Agriculture and Food and Beverage Manufacturing being developed (CAHRC) /Une nationale sur la main-d’œuvre pour l’agriculture et la fabrication d’aliments et de boissons est mise en (CCRHA)

National Workforce Strategy for Agriculture and Food and Beverage Manufacturing being developed (CAHRC) /Une nationale sur la main-d’œuvre pour l’agriculture et la fabrication d’aliments et de boissons est mise en  (CCRHA) https://mailchi.mp/c4cb25a4d79c/emerging-labour-issues-special-update-for-cahrc-partners-fall-7251670?e=6f4427c084
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October 13, 2021
Bee Culture

Buckling of Flower petals to Attract Bees

Mechanical buckling of petals produces iridescent patterns visible to bees by Kathy Grube, University of Cambridge   Flowers are employing a materials science phenomenon typically associated with failures in structural engineering to produce exquisite three-dimensional petal patterns to lure pollinators. In civil engineering “buckling” is a dirty word with the buckling of beams and columns leading to mechanical failure—and is…
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October 13, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

de Groot 1953

Thanks to Google for scanning this pioneering and widely-cited study.  Since this study is monumentally important to understanding honey bee nutritional requirements, I’ve unsuccessfully attempted to track down any copyright holder for permission to share it.  But as I understand copyright law, since this reprint does not contain any indication of this pre-1978 publication being The post de Groot 1953…
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October 13, 2021
Bee Culture

Texas IPM Teachings

  Expanding Texas’ integrated pest management teachings   New federal grant to implement economically, environmentally effective pest management statewide outreach Pest management outreach to both rural and urban audiences in Texas will be expanded and improved thanks to a federal grant awarded to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. A federal grant awarded to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will…
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October 12, 2021
Bee Culture

Golfers Join Pollinator Project

  Bloomin’ marvellous: Farleigh has improved its environment for wildlife, and for golfers Farleigh golfers get a buzz out of joining the Pollinator project   Farleigh Golf Club has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability and environmental initiatives by completing the development of two areas of wildflowers on the course as part of the Operation Pollinator programme. The areas of growth…
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October 11, 2021
Bee Culture

Nuts and Bolts Almond Pollination Panel

  What you’ve always wanted to know about taking your bees to pollinate – but didn’t know who to ask!     The American Beekeeping Federation will host a virtual panel to discuss transporting bees to pollinate California almonds.   Thursday, October 14, 2021 8pm ET, 7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT — 75 minutes     Expert panelists will…
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October 8, 2021
Bee Culture

Almond Board starts Pollinator Coalition

  Almond Board of California starts Pollinator Coalition   California’s 1,600 native bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects — needed to pollinate crops — are facing more challenges of scarce water, urbanization and climate change. With this problem in mind, the Almond Board of California is spearheading the formation of the California Pollinator Coalition, a network of more than 20 agriculture…
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October 7, 2021