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CATCH THE BUZZ- School Observation Hive

School buzzes with interest in honey bee observation hive From Gilbert Elementary School Gilbert Elementary School, thanks to the Whole Kids Foundations Bee Cause Project and the Savannah Bee Co., host an observation honey bee hive in the school building. Gilbert Elementary School has been given an opportunity by the Whole Kids Foundations Bee Cause Project and the Savannah Bee…
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May 31, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Drought may Hurt Honey Bees

Drought may hurt honey bees; experts say cover crops could help By: Sierra Dawn McClain, Capital Press John Jacob, beekeeper and owner of Old Sol Apiaries, holds a frame of honeycomb and bees. Bees are expected to struggle most in California followed by Oregon, where meteorologists predict a hot, dry summer. “I’m really worried about it,” said John Jacob, beekeeper…
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May 28, 2021
Bee Culture

Mystery Deepens About Evolution of Bees’ Social Behavior

By ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA   A new study has mounted perhaps the most intricate, detailed look ever at the diversity in structure and form of bees, offering new insights in a long-standing debate over how complex social behaviors arose in certain branches of bees’ evolutionary tree.  The bee varieties studied were all “corbiculate” bees — those that possess corbicula, or…
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May 28, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Pollinators and Solar Power Boom

Ways to Ensure Pollinators Benefit from the Solar Power Boom By: Lancaster University Pollinators in a solar farm. Credit: Solar Energy UK & Sarah Cheesbrough Researchers assessing the impact of solar energy development across Europe have come up with ten ways in which the expansion of solar can be shaped to ensure pollinators benefit. Space-hungry solar photovoltaic (PV) is set to…
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May 27, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Rolls Royce Beekeepers

Rolls-Royce recruits volunteer beekeepers for Goodwood Apiary Rolls-Royce is seeking up to five of its current workforce to undergo training to serve as volunteer beekeepers in the company’s world-renowned Apiary. Producing ‘The Rolls Royce of Honey’ Established in 2018, the Goodwood Apiary is home to six colonies of around 300,000 English honey bees. The bees have consistently thrived in surroundings…
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May 26, 2021
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

New TTP Lead!

The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) would like to welcome Colette Mesher to the OBA Tech-Transfer Program (TTP). Colette will be the Lead of the OBA TTP starting May 31st. Colette completed a BSc at the University of Guelph, an MSc at Rhodes University in South Africa and a PhD at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom.   Colette has been actively…
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May 25, 2021
Canadian Honey Council News

Publication of the Re-evaluation Decision Document RVD2021-05, Imidacloprid and Its Associated End-use Products/ Publication de la décision de réévaluation RVD2021-05, Imidaclopride et préparations commerciales connexes

Publication of the Re-evaluation Decision Document RVD2021-05, Imidacloprid and Its Associated End-use Products/ Publication de la décision de réévaluation RVD2021-05, Imidaclopride et préparations commerciales connexes   The re-evaluation decision for imidacloprid (RVD2021-05, Imidacloprid and Its Associated End-use Products) is now...Read more
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May 25, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- No Mow May

No Mow May returns to Appleton to promote pollination By: Sierra Trojan, FOX 11 News File photo. (WLUK/Amber Luckett) APPLETON (WLUK) — You may see fewer lawn mowers in Appleton and Oshkosh this May. Residents can grow their grass out for the month without being fined as part of “No Mow May.” Typically, grass cannot be longer than eight inches. It’s…
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May 25, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

A Test of Thermal Treatment for Varroa: Part 1

Beekeeper-funded Research A Test of Thermal Treatment for Varroa: Part 1 First published in ABJ March 2021 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com   Last month I wrapped up the report on my testing of mite treatments suitable for application during a honey flow.  A number of beekeepers have also asked me about using thermal treatment.  I found The post A Test of…
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May 25, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Eco-Friendly Pollen Sponge for Water Contaminants.

Eco-friendly pollen sponge to tackle water contaminants Scientists at NTU Singapore have created a reusable, biodegradable sponge that can readily soak up oil and other organic solvents from contaminated water sources. To make the sponge, the research team first transformed tough pollen grains into a soft gel-like material, before freeze-drying the material. These processes resulted in the formation of pollen…
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May 24, 2021