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Episode 166: Environmental DNA In this episode of Two Bees in a Podcast, released on May 28, 2024, Dr. Jamie Ellis and Amy Vu speak with Dr. Leigh Boardman—an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis—about Environmental DNA (eDNA), how it works in the honey bee world, and how it might be beneficial to…
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May 29, 2024
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Featured Events: Michigan State University

MAY 28 Honey Bee Brood Diseases and Varroa at Seven Ponds Beekeepers Meeting 7-8:30 p.m. | Dryden, MI Learn to distinguish between healthy and sick brood and to recognize signs of European Foulbrood, American Foulbrood, chalkbrood, and varroa parasitic mite brood syndrome.   JUN 1 Honey Bee Medicine Clinic for Veterinary Practitioners 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 12-4 p.m. | Lansing,…
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May 28, 2024
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2024 ABRC Proceedings

Part 2 DOI: https://doi.org/10.55406/ABRC.4.24.2 Pesticides and Acaricides Control of Varroa destructor with Lithium Chloride: Efficacy and Side Effects Rein, C1; Rosenkranz, P1; Traynor, K1 1 State Institute of Bee Research, University of Hohenheim, Germany The parasitic mite Varroa destructor remains the greatest threat to honey bee health. Once established in a country, beekeepers must typically treat against Varroa to keep…
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May 27, 2024
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Colony Loss Survey in Latin America

Scientific Reports First large-scale study reveals important losses of managed honey bee and stingless bee colonies in Latin America Fabrice Requier, Malena Sibaja Leyton, Carolina L. Morales, Lucas A. Garibaldi, Agostina Giacobino, Martin Pablo Porrini, Juan Manuel Rosso-Londoño, Rodrigo A. Velarde, Andrea Aignasse, Patricia Aldea-Sánchez, Mariana Laura Allasino, Daniela Arredondo, Carina Audisio, Natalia Bulacio Cagnolo, Marina Basualdo, Belén Branchiccela, Rafael…
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May 23, 2024
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UF Two Bees in a Podcast

Episode 165: Structural Bee Removal In this episode of Two Bees in a Podcast, released on May 21, 2024, Dr. Jamie Ellis and Amy Vu speak with Jean Navarro—a beekeeper, pest control operator, and the owner of Mega Bee Rescues and Pest Control—about structural bee removal. This episode concludes with a Q&A segment. Check out our website: ufhoneybee.com, for additional…
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May 22, 2024
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Bee in the Know

Assistance for Bee and Honey Producers From Plant to Product Bees help feed and fuel communities by pollinating crops. In fact, some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators like bees. From plants to final product, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has programs to help bee and honey producers…
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May 21, 2024
American Bee Journal

The Classroom – April 2024

  Q  Keeping sugar water fresh I have +/- 200 single hives. I pail feed and am running into black mold in the pails. I have heard of putting a teaspoon of bleach in each pail with the sugar water. I do not want to do that as I feel it may harm the bees. I was using 2-gallon (7.6…
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May 20, 2024
American Bee Journal

Bees & Beekeeping: Past & Present – April 2024 The Dangerous Lives of Foraging Bees: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we ended with bees becoming ensnared in spider webs. We continue with watching bees forage. I spend a considerable amount of time studying bees, especially in the summer. Watching bees forage, chasing them from flower to flower, camera in hand, filming and feeling for when the camera begins to overheat, one learns a constellation…
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May 20, 2024
American Bee Journal

Beekeeping Basics – April 2024: Fail-safe Splits

Around this time of year, I have the most glorious recurring dreams about swarms. Usually, the dream starts out like any run-of-the-mill dream about working for hire on Taylor Swift’s rainforest unicorn farm. I’m usually crawling around on the soft fragrant ground, trimming iridescent fringed aphids from a coral reef tree, when my knees begin to glow with agony. I’m…
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May 20, 2024