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In Missouri, a Human ‘Bee’

  Dwarf crested iris wildflowers. Credit: Getty Images In Missouri, a Human ‘Bee’ Works to Better Understand Climate Change’s Effects By Shahla Farzan Researcher Matthew Austin has become a wildflower pollinator, sans the wings. Shahla Farzan: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m Shahla Farzan. Many plants and animals use temperature and other environmental cues like a calendar—letting them know when it’s time to bloom…
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September 30, 2021
Bee Culture

Varroa Population Dynamics

By: Ross Conrad Last month we reviewed the results of a trial comparing treatment-free cultural controls with a commercially approved acaricide (Bee Culture September 2021). In conducting the trial some interesting observations were made that I wish to explore further this month. As the graph reprinted here indicates there was a surprising decline in Varroa mite populations in all hives…
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September 30, 2021
Bee Culture

Common Floral Bacteria

By: Shawn Christensen, UC Davis Certain species of floral bacteria can enhance pollen germination, according to a study published from the University of California, Davis in the journal Current Biology. “This is the first paper documenting stimulation of pollen germination by non-plants,” said first author Shawn Christensen, a doctoral candidate in associate professor Rachel Vannette’s laboratory in the Department of Entomology…
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September 30, 2021
Bee Culture

DNA True Honey Origin

  Using DNA to search for the true origins of imported honey   By Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate   Have you ever wondered where the honey you add to your morning tea and drizzle on your desserts or oatmeal comes from (besides bees)? The easy answer would be to check the label, which typically offers…
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September 29, 2021
Canadian Honey Council News

Publication de la version 2021 de la Classification nationale des profession (CNP) – Release of the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

Publication de la version 2021 de la Classification nationale des profession (CNP) – Release of the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)   https://noc.esdc.gc.ca/Accueil/Bienvenue?GoCTemplateCulture=fr-CA https://noc.esdc.gc.ca/?GoCTemplateCulture=en-CA *** English follows *** Bonjour, Comme vous le savez peut-être déjà, au cours...Read more
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September 27, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

Observations on Pollen Subs

Observations on Pollen Subs Part 1 First published in ABJ July 2021 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com I get a lot of questions about what the bees do with pollen subs, why, when, and how to feed them, or even if it’s worth the effort. Since I’ve done a goodly amount of investigation on this subject, allow The post Observations on Pollen…
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September 26, 2021
Scientific Beekeeping

A Comparative Trial of the Pollen Subs 2020: Part 1

A COMPARATIVE TRIAL OF THE POLLEN SUBS 2020 Part 1 Beekeeper-Funded Research First published in ABJ July 2021 Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com California has been in a “mega-drought” for a decade. In many areas, there is not enough natural forage in late summer for building colonies back up to cluster sizes large enough to supply strong The post A Comparative Trial…
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September 26, 2021
Bee Culture

Adding Ecological Value to Your Lawn

  Adding ecological value to the urban lawnscape. Insect abundance and diversity in grass-free lawns. or Abstract Insect diversity may be declining even more rapidly than in plants and vertebrates, particularly in areas where indigenous habitats are replaced by an anthropogenic one. The most common component of anthropogenic greenspace is the ornamental lawn. Intensively managed and offering limited habitat opportunities…
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September 24, 2021
Bee Culture

Georgia Beekeepers Fall Conference

  Honey Bee Research   Maura Bennett As honey bee populations continue to face challenges and experience rates of decline, protecting these pollinators is becoming even more crucial to our ecosystem and food supply. Honey bees are responsible for more than 35 percent of the foods we eat and the honey we enjoy. Jennifer Berry, Laboratory and Apiary Manager at…
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September 23, 2021