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CATCH THE BUZZ- 10 Ways UGA is Helping Honey bees

University of Georgia: 10 Ways UGA Is Helping Honeybees Sara Freeland University of Georgia faculty and students are working to better understand pollinators and the threats they face. Pollinating bees are vital to healthy crops and a thriving ecosystem, but are under threat of extinction from disease, pollution and other factors. Here are 10 ways UGA is working to help pollinators.…
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May 5, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Rich Countries Strain Developing Ones

Richer Countries Strain Developing Ones by Importing Crops That Need Pollinators A pollinator on an açaí palm flower. Photo: Cristiano Menezes. Luísa Carvalheiro says she remembers a time when açaí was just a humble berry, a staple for the Amazon’s Indigenous communities. That was before the inky purple berries became all the rage in Europe and the US, a so-called…
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May 4, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THEE BUZZ- Camelina….Biofuels and Bees

Camelina Holds Promise for Biofuel and Bees Once considered a weed, camelina is finding favor in some parts of the country as a soil-protecting winter cover crop. Oil from the seed of this yellow-flowered, herbaceous member of the mustard family can also be made into first-rate cooking oil and high-quality biodiesel, offering a renewable alternative to using imported petroleum for…
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May 3, 2021
Bee Culture

Dogs Can Smell Honey Bee Disease

By: Dewey Caron Dogs are famous for their sense of smell. A dog’s sense is so advanced they can smell disease in bees or a host of medical conditions in humans (cancer, diabetics, sleep apnea) and lots of other stuff (whale poop, firearms, toxic waste sites, child pornography and even covid 19). With about 220 million scent receptors – compared…
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May 1, 2021
Bee Culture

Bee Keepers’ Guide To Honey Bee Viruses

Anna Gajda DVM, Phd, Warsaw University Of Life Sciences, Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory of Bee Diseases, anna_gajda@sggw.edu.pl Ewa Mazur DVM, Warsaw University Of Life Sciences, Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory of Bee Diseases Andrzej Bober DVM, National Veterinary Research Institute – State Research Institute, Department of Honeybee Diseases All life forms, including bees (wild and domesticated species) are threatened…
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May 1, 2021
Bee Culture

Cleared For Takeoff

By: Steve Repasky A U.S Air Force C-17 cargo plane approaches a landing over a beeyard at PIT. S. Repasky photo “Cleared for takeoff” is a common phrase heard at airports all over the world referring to the clearance given by air traffic control to all aircraft wanting to depart the airport. This time though, it refers to the Honey…
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May 1, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- No Substitute for Honey

No substitute for honey How adulteration and bee malnutrition threaten the future of this food, the bees that make it, and all the other plants they pollinate. If the panda and the tiger were the symbols of wildlife conservation and environmentalism in the 1990s, then the figurehead for the contemporary Green movement is most certainly the bee. That’s mostly for…
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April 30, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – AHPA Raw Honey Petition

(Washington, D.C.) (April 21, 2021) – Today, a coalition of domestic beekeepers, including the American Honey Producers Association (“AHPA”) filed petitions alleging that imports of certain raw honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine and Vietnam are being sold at less than fair value (i.e., dumped) in the United States.  Imports from those countries accounted for over 90 percent of imports…
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April 29, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Exotic Hornet ID Training

Washington State University Pesticide Resources and Education Program Exotic Hornet Identification Basics May 17 & 18  |  11:00 am – 2:15 pm Please join us for an exotic hornet identification training class. The purpose of this class is to help responders correctly identify insects submitted as potential Asian giant hornets.  Asian giant hornet was identified in Washington and Canada in…
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April 28, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Almond Grower Trials of Bee Vectoring Technology

Bee Vectoring Technologies Announces Start of the Sales Process in World’s Largest Almond Market Mississauga, Ontario and Sacramento, California–(Newsfile Corp. – March 10, 2021) – Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (CSE: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) (CVE: BEE) (the “Company” or “BVT”) is pleased to announce it has started its first grower trials in the Company’s largest single crop opportunity in the US to date, the…
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April 27, 2021