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BeeHero Funding

  BeeHero’s precision pollination platform wings its way to $19M in new funding Devin Coldewey@techcrunch Image Credits: BeeHero Move over, precision agriculture — precision apiculture is what’s on the minds of all future-focused farmers. BeeHero has been growing fast since its debut and seed round last year, and $19 million in new funding means it can scale beyond its initial markets and find…
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October 29, 2021
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Breeding Honey Bees for Adaptation

ARS News Service A honey bee gathering pollen from a zinnia flower. Breeding Honey Bees for Adaptation to Regionalized Plants and Artificial Diets For inquiries contact: Kim Kaplan, 301-504-1637 Honey bees could be intentionally bred to thrive on plants that are already locally present or even solely on artificial diets, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service…
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October 28, 2021
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Plant Compound Helps Virus Infected Bees

  Plant Compound Helps Virus-Infected Bees Find Their Way Home By Ruairi MacKenzie A plant-derived compound helps bees beset by a colony-ravaging virus overcome the cognitive effects of infection and navigate their way home, suggests a new study. The widespread death of honey bee populations around the globe has caused great concern to scientists and environmental groups. The most common…
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October 27, 2021
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Indiana Honey Bee Expert

    A conversation with Indiana’s top honey bee expert A honey bee forager cleans herself on a flower FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Indiana’s pollinators are working overtime on Labor Day to gather every last bit of pollen and nectar they can. Relatively soon, the frost will put an end to the foraging season and pollinators that overwinter will…
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October 26, 2021
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At Home Beekeeping Series Webinar

The At Home Beekeeping Series continues on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Dr. Keith Delaplane (UGA) will be with us to talk about pollinator partnerships among bee species. We hope you can join us for this free series at 6:30 PM CST via Zoom or Facebook live.   We’re offering beekeepers the chance to attend virtual meetings from the comfort of one’s…
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October 25, 2021
University of Guelph Youtube Channel

Catching a Swarm Part 2

Paul Kelly, research and apiary manager, demonstrates how to catch swarms. Frequently asked questions: https://hbrc.ca/faq/ A descriptive transcript is available here: https://hbrc.ca/catching-a-swarm-part-2/ For more videos, check out the University of Guelph's HBRC YouTube channel at this link: @University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre
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October 25, 2021
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Honey Bee Increase

  Honey bees Have Increased 85% In The Last 60 Years By Hank Campbell |   Bottom of Form A new analysis finds that if there ever was a “Beepocalypse”, it hasn’t been during this century. A new analysis using data since 1961 found that the number of managed honey bee colonies has risen by 85%. Managed colonies are the only way to…
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October 22, 2021
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$8M to accelerate precision beekeeping

  The bee’s knees of precision agriculture Ubees lands $8M to accelerate precision beekeeping and pollination services By Ryan Ridley Farms.com Investments continue to drive technological advancements across all aspects of agriculture and the bees are starting to hop on the bandwagon. Ubees, a provider of precision beekeeping and pollination services, recently landed $8 million in growth capital, led by WindSail…
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October 21, 2021
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American Honey Producers Association

  Greetings, Fall is upon us and now that we have our honey in the drum, we begin to ask ourselves the million-dollar question – what is the current price of honey, and what should I be selling the crop for? This year has many variables and many questions. One of which is, what is the biggest influence on the…
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October 20, 2021