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Beekeeping Inflation, Supply Shortages

Iowa beekeepers face inflation, supply shortage challenges DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) — With temperatures warming up, beekeepers in eastern Iowa are starting to get ready for bee season, but twin economic impacts of inflation and supply shortages are causing concerns. KCRG reports H.R. Cook picked up beekeeping as a hobby when the COVID-19 pandemic started two years ago. “After COVID, you…
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May 20, 2022
Bee Culture

Honey Bees Swarming in Florida

Bees on the move in Artisan Alley BEACON PHOTO/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN THAT’S A LOT OF BEES! — A swarm of bees estimated at 2,000 to 3,000 individuals takes a rest on a magnolia tree in Artisan Alley in Downtown DeLand. Garrett McWilliams was having a slow workday, so he was able to respond right away March 7 when asked if he…
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May 19, 2022
Bee Culture

Asbestos Warning for Beekeepers

Asbestos Warning For Beekeepers From left … an imported bee smoker, material cut for testing, asbestos fibres found inside (Photos: ABF) ​​​Beekeepers and importers of beekeeping equipment have been been warned about the presence of dangerous asbestos fibres in many imported bee smokers. An Australian Border Force spokesperson said asbestos was a Tier 1 prohibited import under the Customs Regulation…
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May 18, 2022
Canadian Honey Council News

Consultation: Provision of information for foods sold via e-commerce / Fourniture d’informations sur les aliments vendus par le biais du commerce électronique

20220509 – Consultation: Provision of information for foods sold via e-commerce / Fourniture d’informations sur les aliments vendus par le biais du commerce électronique (Le français suit) Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are seeking feedback on the...Read more
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May 17, 2022
Bee Culture

Seeds for Bees, Project Apis m.

Seeds for Bees Opens Enrollment June 1 By Cecilia Parsons | Associate Editor Rory Crowley, director of habitat programs for Seeds for Bees, inspects cover crop growth in a new orchard (photo courtesy R. Crowley.) Almond growers, and growers of other tree nuts, should be aware that June 1 is the first day of open enrollment in the Seeds for Bees program. Rory…
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May 17, 2022
Bee Culture

Do More for Pollinators this Spring

No Mow May: A way of doing more for pollinators by doing less this spring By MOLLY GUTHREY | mguthrey@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press A No Mow May sign in the St. Paul yard of Gretchen Cudak of St. Paul on Thursday, April 28, 2022. By not mowing in May and letting dandelions, clover, creeping Charlie and other flowers bloom, people are creating habitat for…
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May 16, 2022
American Bee Journal

The Honey Bee’s Amazing Inability to Sonicate

Roughly eighty-nine percent of flowering plants need animal assistance for ideal pollination. Oddly, about eight percent of those needy plants make the process as difficult as possible. This strange minority hides its pollen in protective capsules that keep most pollinators at bay. Eight percent may sound like a paltry number until you realize it’s about 24,000 species, give or take.1…
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May 16, 2022