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At Home Beekeeping Series July 27

  At Home Beekeeping Series- July 27   The next session in the At Home Beekeeping Series will be Tuesday, July 27, from 6:30-7:30 PM CST. Our speaker this month is Dr. Tom Webster.  He will be speaking on the honey bee digestive system. Here is the link to the event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/GgOfzDMX. Our local page :  https://www.facebook.com/LawrenceCountyextension.  …
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July 23, 2021
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Women in Beekeeping AgTech

Women in AgTech: Ellie Symes SOFTWARE FOUNDER HELPS ALMOND GROWERS MONITOR HIVE STRENGTH By:AMY WU Editor’s Note: The following profile is an excerpt from Amy Wu’s book, “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown,” which tells the stories of women entrepreneurs who are transforming agriculture through high technology. Ellie Symes could easily pass for the girl…
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July 22, 2021
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Varroa Resistant Honey Bees Imported to Australia

  Dutch honey bees resistant to varroa mite imported to Australia to help guard against the pest   Hunched over a bench in a modest caravan, apiarist and bee breeder David Briggs slows his breathing and focuses intensely on the work at hand. Key points: It’s the first time in 15 years bees have been imported into Australia The foreign…
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July 21, 2021
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Adaptive Beekeeping Survey

  Pictured Above: A modern beekeeping training in Ngaoundéré, Cameroon in April 2019   I am a former Peace Corps Volunteer and founder of a modern beekeeping group in Cameroon, West Africa. The following is an excerpt from my master’s thesis for a MA in Climate Change and Global Sustainability from the School for International Training titled “Apiculture Adaptations in…
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July 20, 2021
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Meet the Editors of Major US Beekeeping Magazines

    WAS MINI-CONFERENCE July 21, 2021 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time) Please join us for this month’s Zoom webinar generously sponsored by University of Montana’s Master Beekeeping Certificate Program  Register here: Events | Western Apicultural (westernapiculturalsociety.org)   Meet the Editors of the major US Beekeeping Magazines and the Beekeeping Today Podcast. Learn about their medium and publication directions, themes, and philosophies. Discover…
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July 19, 2021
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Why Do Honey Bees make Honey?

By Sam Wong Honey bees make honey to store up as food to last them through the winter months. During the coldest time of year, there are fewer flowers from which to collect nectar and honey bees are unable to forage. Thanks to their supply of honey, members of these colonies survive through the winter, unlike in most bumblebee colonies where…
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July 16, 2021
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1000th Certified Master Beekeeper

1000th Certified Master Beekeeper and Counting   After two decades of participants from 22 states and two countries, the Georgia Master Beekeeper Program has just welcomed its 1,000th participant. If you’ve ever attempted beekeeping, you probably know it’s not simply a matter of putting bees into a box. Beekeeping is equal parts science and art. Mastering both requires passion and dedication. “It’s…
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July 15, 2021
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Honey Bees on UNC Campus

    Lorenza Medely Worker bees in their hive. Photo courtesy of The Conversation   Honey bees are on campus, bee prepared UNC Charlotte’s Dining Services, Biology, and Geography and Earth Sciences departments collaborated to introduce two honey bee colonies to campus. UNC Charlotte installed two new honey bee colonies between the South Village Deck and University City Blvd. According…
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July 14, 2021
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Sunflower Season for You and Bees

Posted by Elizabeth Luu   Sunflowers, like endorphins, make us happy. It is sunflower season here in Yolo County, California, home to the Honey and Pollination Center. Huge swaths of sunflowers are in bloom all over the county. Along major highways, town edges and along wiggly two lane roads. More and more folks are getting into their cars driving out to…
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July 13, 2021
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Buzz Off, Bees

Buzz Off, Bees. Pollination Robots Are Here. By Andrew McCollum The Future of Everything covers the innovation and technology transforming the way we live, work and play, with monthly issues on health, money, cities and more. This month is Artificial Intelligence, online starting July 2 and in the paper on July 9. Farmers have long relied on insects, wind and even…
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July 12, 2021