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CATCH THE BUZZ – Urban Beekeeping is for You!

Bees are more docile than you think. (Illustration by Maya Vargas, Scripps College) Urban Beekeeping Is The Hobby You Didn’t Know You Needed Forget your knitting needles and your camera. This is a more rewarding hobby, both emotionally and financially, and especially for the environment. By: Ian Nordin, University of Texas at San Antonio Bees: Everyone loves them, everyone needs…
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July 2, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Ancient Rock Art maybe made with Beeswax

L. M. Brady Mysterious ancient rock art may have been made with beeswax By: Michael Price This 500-year-old rock art is among the rarest in the world. Found at a site called Yilbilinji near northern Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria—and depicting a humanlike figure holding a boomerang (right), surrounded by more boomerangs—it’s a type of stenciling that involved creating miniature outlines…
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July 1, 2020
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Asian Giant Hornet

By: Jennifer Berry The first time I saw the video of Asian giant hornets devouring a honey bee colony, I was heartbroken. To watch those innocent workers flying out to protect their family, only to be slaughtered at their front steps, was very disturbing. Not to play it lightly, but it reminded me of a scene out of Game of…
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July 1, 2020
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Murder Hornet: The Japanese Perspective

By: Allen Summers Yeah – I’ve been seeing the articles in media lately about “Murder Hornets” like you have.  Think the way it’s being presented is another example of alarmism and overkill regarding seriousness to the beekeeping industry here. You probably know that I’ve seen lots of those giant hornets when I’ve been in Japan on and off for almost…
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July 1, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Commercial Beekeeping

Multistate beekeeping operations continue through pandemic. Beekeepers were in the midst of the almond pollination season when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Though they’ve had to make changes, they’ve adjusted and now are ready for the honey production season. Written By: Jenny Schlecht WISHEK, N.D. — On Jan. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first case of…
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June 30, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Honey Bee Cold Storage

ARS New Service Kim Kaplan Kim.Kaplan@usda.gov Helping Honey Bees Make It Through Winter With Early Cold Storage; TUCSON, ARIZONA, June 22, 2020—Putting honey bees into early indoor cold storage in October rather than November increases their chances of surviving the winter and the colonies emerge readier to pollinate almonds, according to a new Agricultural Research Service (ARS) website. Overwintering managed…
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June 29, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Honey as a Wound Treatment

Honey as a Wound Treatment? Scientists Are Exploring Its Potential Healing Effects Research on honey’s antibacterial qualities could push this ancient remedy from alternative medicine into the mainstream. By: Allison Whitten Ancient humans liked to put weird things on open wounds: animal poop, moldy bread, and a gooey substance produced by bees. But modern science suggests the gooey one —…
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June 26, 2020