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Grant Money to Start Beekeeping

Government agencies, private entities and virtuous citizens have all been concerned for the plight and peril of pollinators for over a decade now. Since CCD entered our vocabulary in 2006 we have seen alarming headlines with gloom and doom predictions for the disappearing honey bee, and by extension, the end life as we know it. Many have considered picking up…
UOVBA News Bot
June 1, 2021
Bee Culture

Sylvatic

In honor of pollinator month this June, I have decided to highlight the sylvatic side of bee medicine: Our wild bees. “Sylvatic” is a word used to describe wild animal populations and is often used in the description of disease lifecycles in wildlife populations. For example, the “sylvatic cycle” of Rabies viruses is important to understand in the prevention of…
UOVBA News Bot
June 1, 2021
Bee Culture

Pollinator Week

By now we’re all familiar with the sobering statistics of population declines among honey bees. From 2013-2020, annual managed bee losses were high, between 35-40 percent nationally according to the Bee Informed Partnership. With about a third of our food in the United States being supported by pollination from bees, it will require an all-hands-on-deck approach to revive bee populations…
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June 1, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- School Observation Hive

School buzzes with interest in honey bee observation hive From Gilbert Elementary School Gilbert Elementary School, thanks to the Whole Kids Foundations Bee Cause Project and the Savannah Bee Co., host an observation honey bee hive in the school building. Gilbert Elementary School has been given an opportunity by the Whole Kids Foundations Bee Cause Project and the Savannah Bee…
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May 31, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Drought may Hurt Honey Bees

Drought may hurt honey bees; experts say cover crops could help By: Sierra Dawn McClain, Capital Press John Jacob, beekeeper and owner of Old Sol Apiaries, holds a frame of honeycomb and bees. Bees are expected to struggle most in California followed by Oregon, where meteorologists predict a hot, dry summer. “I’m really worried about it,” said John Jacob, beekeeper…
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May 28, 2021
Bee Culture

Mystery Deepens About Evolution of Bees’ Social Behavior

By ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA   A new study has mounted perhaps the most intricate, detailed look ever at the diversity in structure and form of bees, offering new insights in a long-standing debate over how complex social behaviors arose in certain branches of bees’ evolutionary tree.  The bee varieties studied were all “corbiculate” bees — those that possess corbicula, or…
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May 28, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ – Pollinators and Solar Power Boom

Ways to Ensure Pollinators Benefit from the Solar Power Boom By: Lancaster University Pollinators in a solar farm. Credit: Solar Energy UK & Sarah Cheesbrough Researchers assessing the impact of solar energy development across Europe have come up with ten ways in which the expansion of solar can be shaped to ensure pollinators benefit. Space-hungry solar photovoltaic (PV) is set to…
UOVBA News Bot
May 27, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Rolls Royce Beekeepers

Rolls-Royce recruits volunteer beekeepers for Goodwood Apiary Rolls-Royce is seeking up to five of its current workforce to undergo training to serve as volunteer beekeepers in the company’s world-renowned Apiary. Producing ‘The Rolls Royce of Honey’ Established in 2018, the Goodwood Apiary is home to six colonies of around 300,000 English honey bees. The bees have consistently thrived in surroundings…
UOVBA News Bot
May 26, 2021
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

New TTP Lead!

The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) would like to welcome Colette Mesher to the OBA Tech-Transfer Program (TTP). Colette will be the Lead of the OBA TTP starting May 31st. Colette completed a BSc at the University of Guelph, an MSc at Rhodes University in South Africa and a PhD at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom.   Colette has been actively…
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May 25, 2021
Canadian Honey Council News

Publication of the Re-evaluation Decision Document RVD2021-05, Imidacloprid and Its Associated End-use Products/ Publication de la décision de réévaluation RVD2021-05, Imidaclopride et préparations commerciales connexes

Publication of the Re-evaluation Decision Document RVD2021-05, Imidacloprid and Its Associated End-use Products/ Publication de la décision de réévaluation RVD2021-05, Imidaclopride et préparations commerciales connexes   The re-evaluation decision for imidacloprid (RVD2021-05, Imidacloprid and Its Associated End-use Products) is now...Read more
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May 25, 2021