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Refining the Mite Wash: Part 2 – Mite Release

Refining the Mite Wash- Part 2 Mite Release Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com First Published in ABJ in August 2020 The high efficacy of hand dishwashing detergent at getting mites to release their grip on bees bestirred me to investigate this finding more deeply.  What I’ve come to realize is that there are four steps involved between The post Refining the Mite…
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October 24, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- California First Master Beekeeper

Program Announces First Master Beekeeper By: Kathy Keatley Garvey Despite COVID-19 pandemic precautions and constraints, the California Master Beekeeper Program, headquartered at UC Davis, has certified its first-ever Master Beekeeper: Amy Hustead of Grass Valley, a veteran beekeeper who also happens to be the only beekeeper in her family. Hustead, president of the Nevada County Beekeepers Association and a veterinary…
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October 23, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – The Wonderful Co. Offers $1 Million

The Wonderful Co. offers $1 million for pomegranate waste solution Chris Koger The process to make Pom Wonderful juices generated 50,000 tons of pomegranate rinds, pith and seeds each year. (Courtesy The Wonderful Co.) The Wonderful Co., Los Angeles, is offering up to $1 million for a solution to the 50,000 tons of pomegranate husks generated each year for the…
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October 22, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Virtual London National Honey Show 2020

Virtual London National Honey Show 2020 Due to concerns about holding such a large show under the cloud of Covid-19, this year’s National Honey Show in London will now be a virtual event to which everyone is invited both in the UK and worldwide. Whilst we will greatly miss seeing you all in person, as part of the National Honey…
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October 21, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Queens NY Beekeeper

Queens-based beekeeper talks growing honey business from his rooftop and participation in local initiative to help the bees By: Emily Davenport Nick Hoefly (Photo courtesy of Nike Communications) What started as hobby ended up being a huge career move for a Queens-based beekeeper. Nick Hoefly started beekeeping in 2015 after he and a friend decided to each get a hive…
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October 20, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- How do Honey Bees make Honey?

From Bloom to Bottle — How Bees Make Honey By: Cristina Diaconu How do you like your honey? Swirled in a smoothie? Spread on toast? Drizzled over pancakes? This iconic ingredient truly takes any tasty treat to the next level and is so naturally moreish, there’s no doubt you’d devour that honey-laden loveliness in seconds. What’s ultra-impressive is that it’s…
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October 19, 2020
Scientific Beekeeping

Sugar syrup calculator

The math is sometimes confusing for the mixing of sugar syrups. I’ve created a calculator that allow you to quickly determine how much granulated sugar or commercial 77% solids sugar syrup to add to create a specified amount of sugar syrup at any desired concentration. Download the spreadsheet here:  @Syrup calculator The post Sugar syrup calculator appeared first on Scientific…
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October 17, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Honey Bees, Early to Bed, Early to Rise

For honey bees, early to bed, early to rise Researchers are inducing hibernation earlier through use of cold storage to increase bees’ chances of survival. Lee Allen There are hundreds of quotes about just how beneficial bees are, industrious in their seemingly tireless pollination efforts. One of those is by naturalist Henry David Thoreau who wrote: “The keeping of bees…
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October 16, 2020
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Gut Bacteria Key to Honey Bee ID

‘Honey bee, it’s me’ Study: Gut bacteria is key to bee ID By: Talia Ogliore Are you who you say you are? Guard bees inspect a forager at the entrance to a hive. Research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the gut microbiome is critical to communication for honey bees. (Photo: Nathan Beach) For a honey bee, few…
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October 15, 2020
American Bee Journal

Biosecurity in the Bee Yard

Biosecurity is a set of preventative measures designed to reduce the risks of infectious disease transmission to and among livestock. It means doing everything you can to reduce the chances of an infectious disease being carried onto your farm/property by people, animals, equipment or vehicles. Biosecurity is a key part of raising livestock, and most people who are raising other…
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October 15, 2020