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CATCH THE BUZZ- Israeli Pollinator Drones.

Robotics startup brings Israeli twist to agricultural drones Blue White Robotics completed its first pollination of dates using drones and is bringing Israel’s military specialty in UAVs to the agricultural sector. Blue White Robotics used its technology to pollinate date palm in the Arava region. Photo: Blue White Robotics Israel is known for its robust military technology sector, and particularly…
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January 22, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Global Decline of Insects

Global Decline of Insects a ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’ Nathan Solis While there may be 10 quintillion of them across the globe, scientists say insects could be extinct sooner rather than later — and humans are to blame. (CN) — At any given moment, 10 quintillion insects are buzzing, crawling and inching along in the world. Some pollinate flowers and…
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January 21, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Nutritious Substitutes for Honey Bees

New nectar: could artificial pollen make life sweeter for bees? In winter, starved of pollen and lacking natural forage, honeybee colonies can easily falter. But nutritious substitutes may be the answer. Beekeepers servicing California’s almond crops currently rely on an unsatisfactory pollen patty. Photograph: Raquel de Sousa/University of Oxford When beekeepers from across the US drive millions of hives on trucks…
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January 20, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ – American Bee Research Conference, Student Winners

Our yearly meeting (American Bee Research Conference) was held last week Jan 7-8, 2021. It was a wonderful 2 days of 40+ presentations, including 2 plenaries from internationally renowned bee scientists. We would like to Announce the Winners of the Student Competitions. Winners of the PhD student presentations: Harper McMinn-Sauder; (The Ohio State University), Using colony weight monitoring to identify flowers…
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January 19, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Virtual 14th Annual Workshop

Eastern Missouri Beekeepers to Host Virtual 14th Annual Beekeeping Workshops   February 6th and February 13th, 2021 Beekeeping Educators and Researchers to Present Virtual Courses for Experienced and Beginner Beekeepers  December 27, 2020. The Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association (EMBA) will offer two days of professional, virtual beekeeping instruction and honey bee health research presentations for beginners and experienced beekeepers, by ZOOM…
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January 18, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ – ‘The History of Bees’

Book: The History of Bees Author: Maja Lunde Review by: Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President, and CEO of AGCO Corporation Martin Richenhagen “As someone who has spent the better part of his professional career in the agricultural industry, I have long understood the vital connection between honey bees and crop production. Honey bees pollinate much of the food we eat and, without them,…
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January 15, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- WAS Mini Conference

Western Apicultural Society An educational organization for beekeepers in western North America Mini-Conferences January Mini-Conference Wednesday, January 20 7 – 8:30 pm (MST) REGISTER HERE , (copy and paste) https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ADdao1yaS1WvABlXls7ccQ Speakers Melanie Kirby, WAS Director, Zia Queenbees Farm and Field Institute, New Mexico For her Masters research, Melanie uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) to evaluate mating behavior and has years of experience…
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January 14, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Coalition Buzz

Farmers and beekeepers are partners in supporting productive agriculture. That’s why the Honey Bee Health Coalition is working across sectors to develop the tools and resources farmers and beekeepers need to protect pollinators and ensure honey bees thrive in agricultural landscapes. Read on for Coalition updates and don’t forget to visit our website for resources to manage varroa mites, protect pollinators…
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January 13, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Don’t Bee Antisocial!

Don’t bee antisocial: Some honey bees choose to spend time with other members of the colony while others prefer to buzz off on their own – just like humans Researchers used imaging techniques to monitor bees with barcodes on them They found that some bees are more likely to interact than others in the hive This is similar to patterns…
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January 12, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Aveda Removes Beeswax

AVEDA REMOVES BEESWAX, GOES FULLY VEGAN The haircare and beauty brand removes honey, beeswax, and beeswax-derived ingredients from its products and partners with Veganuary to encourage employees and customers to go vegan in 2021. By: Aruka Sanchir Today, cruelty-free haircare and beauty brand Aveda announced all of its products will be 100-percent vegan worldwide. More than 500 hair care, hair color, body care,…
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January 11, 2021