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Catchy the Buzz- ELAP, Honey Bee Feed Transportation Cost

  USDA expands assistance to cover feed transportation costs   From USDA Farm Service Agency WASHINGTON — In response to the severe drought conditions in the West and Great Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its plans to help cover the cost of transporting feed for livestock that rely on grazing. USDA is updating the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey…
UOVBA News Bot
September 17, 2021
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

2021 Varroa Mite Monitoring Survey

Varroa Mite Monitoring Survey is now live on the Ontario Animal Health Network Website. Why take part? The goal of the Varroa Mite Awareness Campaign 2021 is to increase knowledge of Varroa mite testing and treatment in Ontario and to gain information from all parts of the beekeeping sector about Varroa levels. Those who take part in the survey also have an…
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September 16, 2021
Bee Culture

ABF Award Applications

        American Beekeeping Federation  Request for Award Applications    The American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) is offering one $2,000 award to a beekeeper with a practical beekeeping idea that is relevant to other beekeepers. We are looking to fund an individual who has developed a practical beekeeping practice OR has a practical beekeeping idea that needs funding to…
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September 16, 2021
Bee Culture

NAPPC Virtual Conference

21st Annual NAPPC Conference October 19-21, 2021   Hosted virtually by: Pollinator Partnership and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History   Take advantage of reduced fees until September 20th!   Note: This is a virtual conference with all events taking place on Zoom. Email nappc@pollinator.org with any questions.    On behalf of Pollinator Partnership and the Smithsonian National Museum of…
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September 14, 2021
Bee Culture

Weird Facts about Beehives and Honey

  Beehives as weapons — and more weird facts about food   Daniel Neman is a food writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Containers for food, it turns out, have been used in battle going back all the way to the Stone Age. I am speaking here about beehives. Our earliest ancestors covered beehives in mud and threw them into…
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September 13, 2021
University of Guelph Youtube Channel

Assembling Beekeeping Equipment Part 1 – Assembling Frames

Paul Kelly, research and apiary manager, gives tips on how to best assemble frames for beehives. Frequently asked questions: @ A descriptive transcript is available here: @ing-beekeeping-equipment-part-1-assembling-frames/ For more videos, check out the University of Guelph's Honey Bee Research Centre YouTube channel at this link: @University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre
UOVBA News Bot
September 13, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

Randy’s Amino Acid Calculator

In my research on pollen subs, I’ve come to find that some outperform others. Based upon their analyses, there’s a strong case to be made that getting the essential amino acids (EAAs) into proper balance is very important. So I created a calculator to help any beekeeper or manufacturer to check the EAA ratios of The post Randy’s Amino Acid…
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September 7, 2021
Bee Culture

Critical Thoughts

Seasonal Beekeeping Management  By: Earl Hoffman Please consider these critical thoughts to guide your beekeeping management – Now that Summer solstice is over, and we wind down Summer to Fall we need to change our thoughts and beekeeping tasks Each Apiary visit monitor the hive entrances for flight activity and make these observations. Does each hive have guard bees at…
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September 3, 2021