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CATCH THE BUZZ – Parasites and Pesticides

RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Parasites and pesticides act antagonistically on honey bee health Gwendolyn Bird Alan E. Wilson Geoffrey R. Williams Nate B. Hardy Abstract Pesticides and parasites have each been linked to increased mortality in western honey bees (Apis mellifera). Currently, it is uncertain if one makes the other worse; several studies have tested for potential synergistic stressor effects,…
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March 3, 2021
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It Began with Brother Adam

By: Tina Sebestyen Brother Adam lived an incredible life, and contributed greatly to beekeeping in several ways, but most of all in creating a line of bees with traits that he selected, and he proved that those traits could remain stable within that line. We all hear about Buckfast Bees all the time, and Brother Adam’s name is well-known in…
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March 3, 2021
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Three Bees I Have Known

By: Gene Robinson Do you remember Barry B. Benson, played by Jerry Seinfeld in the 2007 film Bee Movie? Benson was a honey bee who did not want to do what was expected of him. True, Benson was male rather than female, wore sneakers, and fell in love with a human, but you may be surprised to know that the…
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March 3, 2021
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American Bee Research Conference Abstracts

Introduction and Overview The American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) is an organization consisting of professors, state apiarists, scientists and students who study and work with honey bees. The goals of this organization are to (1) promote communication within and between industry, academia and the beekeeping community, (2) develop and foster research on fundamental and applied questions to gain a…
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March 3, 2021