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27th Annual Alabama Beekeepers Symposium

27th Annual Alabama Beekeepers’ Symposium Online Symposium for beekeepers in Alabama, the southeastern USA, and has applicability to beekeepers in the greater US and Internationally. Topics will cover the 3 biggest concerns standing in the way of beekeeper success; Queens, Nutrition, and Mites. Speakers will feature notable scientists Dr. Samuel Ramsey; Dr. Priya Basu; and Dr. Philip Neumann. Our other…
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January 14, 2022
Bee Culture

Honey Bee Kill in Australia…Almond Pollination

  Chemical concerns after mass bee kill in Australian Almond Pollination   By Cara Waters Geelong beekeeper John Edmonds used to take his bee hives up to the Sunraysia region on the Murray River every winter to help pollinate the almond farms. It’s a well-travelled route for beekeepers, with over 277,000 hives placed on almond orchards across Australia during blossom season…
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January 13, 2022
Bee Culture

Pollinator Friendly Solar in Indiana

  Pollinator-friendly Bellflower Solar coming online in Indiana via SOLV Energy, Lightsource bp In Henry and Rush Counties about 40 miles east of Indianapolis, Lightsource bp has successfully closed a $376 million multi-project financing package and commenced construction on its 173 MW (dc) Bellflower Solar project. A power purchase agreement with Verizon Communications Inc. announced in early 2021 was key to achieving…
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January 12, 2022
Bee Culture

Supply Chain, Worker Bees, CCD

  Opinion: Bill Walton, The Supply Chain and Worker Bees Are we entering our own period of CCD?   Bill Walton You would be an exception if the current ‘supply chain’ problems have not affected you. Looking ahead, I think we are just on the cusp of this issue – and it is more complex than shipping containers stuck onshore because…
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January 11, 2022
Scientific Beekeeping

A Comparative Trial of the Pollen Subs: Part 5– Revisiting de Groot

   Contents Diving into de groot Understanding what De Groot did The problem with normalizing to tryptophan Re-interpreting de groot’s findings Protein conversion — Patty into bees Justus von Liebig’s Law of the Minimum and essential amino acids My diet calculator So how about the tested diets? The homebrew formulation Not yet done … References The post A Comparative Trial…
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January 10, 2022
Bee Culture

Red Dwarf Honey Bee Detected in Australia

  Beekeepers to monitor hives for Red Dwarf honey bee in Australia   The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is responding to a detection of Red Dwarf honey bee in the Perth suburb of Forrestfield, calling on the State’s beekeepers to check their hives for the pest. Comparing Size between European Honey Bee and Red Dwarf Honey Bee…
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January 10, 2022
Bee Culture

Washington State Honey Bee Program

    Have wings, will travel WSU bee program, honey production moving to Othello By Kathy Hedberg For Farm & Ranch Laura Lavine, chairwoman of the Washington State University entomology department, stands inside a greenhouse in Othello, the site where the WSU honey bee research program will be moving. The Othello site has the added benefit of being in the…
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January 7, 2022
Bee Culture

Hive Boxes Drafty and Inefficient.

  This Old Bee House: Study Deems Hive Boxes Drafty, Inefficient The classic wooden hive box used by beekeepers worldwide, first designed in the 1800s, is prone to temperature swings, according to a study by researchers at Queensland University of Technology in Australia. That’s bad news for the honey bees inside, who must expend energy to maintain their favored internal…
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January 6, 2022
Bee Culture

Farmers and Insect Conservation…Honey Bees

  Insects: How farmers can be better engaged in species conservation Peer-Reviewed Publication MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITÄT HALLE-WITTENBERG  “Honey bees and wild bees were by far the most important pollinators in our survey. Many farmers keep those insects themselves, in particular honey bees, to make sure their crops are pollinated” IMAGE: A BLOWFLY VISITS AN AVOCADO FLOWER. CREDIT: BRIAN CUTTING While farmers have the…
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January 5, 2022