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Almond Pollination Math

By: Joe Traynor Ask an almond grower what was the most useful class he took in school (including college) and if he (she) thinks about it long enough, the answer should be math, maybe algebra in high school, maybe arithmetic in the 3rd grade. Growers are faced with math problems daily – calibrating spray rigs, figuring the amount of chemicals…
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January 31, 2021
Bee Culture

Refractometer – All You Need to Know

By: Hanna Bäckmo Honey typically contains somewhere between 14% – 20% water, seldom less, sometimes more. Honey contains lots of other substances as well, such as carbohydrates, mineral substances, enzymes, organic acids, proteins, and vitamins, but it is the water that we are going to concern ourselves with in this article. The water found in honey is mostly residual moisture after…
UOVBA News Bot
January 31, 2021
Bee Culture

The Rational World of Robber Bees

By: James E. Tew It’s a problem because we say it is… Bee colonies robbing each other is a problem because we – as concerned beekeepers – say it is. And beekeepers say it’s a problem because apiary bees become defensive (and aggressive) within the area and secondly, weaker colonies can actually be robbed to death. These common beeyard results…
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January 31, 2021
Canadian Honey Council News

Invitation to Participate – Framing Competitiveness and Innovation for Success/ Invitation à participer – Consultation Encadrement de la compétitivité et de l’innovation en vue de la réussite (CFIA/ACIA)

Invitation to Participate – Framing Competitiveness and Innovation for Success/ Invitation à participer – Consultation Encadrement de la compétitivité et de l’innovation en vue de la réussite   **le français suit**   The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is gathering...Read more
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January 21, 2021
Canadian Honey Council News

Forward Regulatory Plan: 2020 to 2022 Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations (food product innovation)

Forward Regulatory Plan: 2020 to 2022Amendments to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations (food product innovation) – Canadian Food Inspection Agency Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses In consideration of stakeholder feedback and the impact...Read more
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January 7, 2021
University of Guelph Youtube Channel

Honey Moisture

Paul Kelly, Research and Apiary Manager, gives tips on how to reduce the moisture content of honey and prevent fermentation. Frequently asked questions: https://honeybee.uoguelph.ca/videos/frequently-asked-questions/ A descriptive transcript is available here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/oac/system/files/HONEY%20MOISTURE.txt For more videos, check out the University of Guelph's Honey Bee Research Centre You Tube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3mjpM6Av4bxbxps_Gh5YPw Filmed by Nancy Bradbury; Edited by Andrew Pitek. We…
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January 3, 2021
University of Guelph Youtube Channel

Indoor Overwintering

Paul Kelly, Research and Apiary Manager, explains the concepts of indoor overwintering and shows an overwintering room setup. Frequently asked questions: https://honeybee.uoguelph.ca/videos/frequently-asked-questions/ A descriptive transcript is available here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/oac/system/files/INDOOR%20OVERWINTERING.txt For more videos, check out the University of Guelph's Honey Bee Research Centre YouTube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3mjpM6Av4bxbxps_Gh5YPw Filmed by Nancy Bradbury; Edited by Alex Guoth. We would like to…
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January 3, 2021
University of Guelph Youtube Channel

The Beekeepers Knot

Paul Kelly, Research and Apiary Manager, shows how to use the ‘Beekeepers Knot’ - an easy-to tie and untie knot for securing loads. Frequently asked questions: https://honeybee.uoguelph.ca/videos/frequently-asked-questions/ A descriptive transcript is available here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/oac/system/files/THE%20BEEKEEPERS%20KNOT.txt For more videos, check out the University of Guelph's Honey Bee Research Centre You Tube channel at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3mjpM6Av4bxbxps_Gh5YPw Filmed and Edited by Alex Guoth.…
UOVBA News Bot
January 3, 2021