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CATCH THE BUZZ- Apple Pollination from a Little Friend

Local orchard brings in bees for pollination By: Matthew VanValkenburgh   A local apple orchard is getting a big hand from a little friend. There’s a buzz in the air at Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont. “Every year the Rulison Family Farm brings bees here to the farm, and they get here six in the morning, and they show up with a…
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June 1, 2021
Bee Culture

Grant Money to Start Beekeeping

Government agencies, private entities and virtuous citizens have all been concerned for the plight and peril of pollinators for over a decade now. Since CCD entered our vocabulary in 2006 we have seen alarming headlines with gloom and doom predictions for the disappearing honey bee, and by extension, the end life as we know it. Many have considered picking up…
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June 1, 2021
Bee Culture

Sylvatic

In honor of pollinator month this June, I have decided to highlight the sylvatic side of bee medicine: Our wild bees. “Sylvatic” is a word used to describe wild animal populations and is often used in the description of disease lifecycles in wildlife populations. For example, the “sylvatic cycle” of Rabies viruses is important to understand in the prevention of…
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June 1, 2021
Bee Culture

Pollinator Week

By now we’re all familiar with the sobering statistics of population declines among honey bees. From 2013-2020, annual managed bee losses were high, between 35-40 percent nationally according to the Bee Informed Partnership. With about a third of our food in the United States being supported by pollination from bees, it will require an all-hands-on-deck approach to revive bee populations…
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June 1, 2021