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Student receives Fulbright to study honey bee health and behavior in Kenya

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — In East Africa, beekeepers are setting up empty hives in the hope that swarms of migrating bees will settle in and provide them with honey. However, it is difficult for beekeepers to predict when migratory swarms will arrive and depart and when to harvest honey. Darcy Gray, a graduate student in […]

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A better hive for easier beekeeping

Beekeeper Ryno Barnes recently replaced his wooden hives with polyvinyl chloride foam board hives, a unique, lightweight and environmentally friendly material. He was so impressed with the results that he started a separate business to make these hives for other beekeepers. The Barnes family produces honey under the Cape Honey Factory brand. Photo: Supplied Beekeepers […]

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Beekeeping Saves Farmers Day

Francis and Crispy Perez have been working like clockwork for years on their small coconut farm in the remote village of Hiwacloy in Goa City, Camarines Sur. As farmers, it is hard work and teamwork to make ends meet, while taking turns caring for their four young children. About ten years ago, the couple felt […]

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LCEEC will host a beekeeping certification course

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center is accepting applications for the next In-Person Beginner Beekeeping Certificate beginning April 7, 2022. This is an in-person class that will follow CDC guidelines including: mandatory masks indoors, ample spacing in our large lecture hall, and hands-on outdoor classes in the apiary if weather permits. allow. The program has […]

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National Beekeeping Industry Conference | APN News

Previous story: Astral Adhesives celebrates 25 years of Bondtite by launching its first brand campaign on this Republic Day National conference on beekeeping sector held Posted on January 25, 2022 The National Bee Board (NBB) has organized a national beekeeping industry conference in collaboration with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED), […]

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Kane County considers first beekeeping regulations

Kane County officials will review beekeeping regulations for the first time after a handful of recurring “nuisance” issues with beekeepers. The first draft of possible rules indicates that beekeepers who live in unincorporated areas would get honey from a deal compared to their peers who live in municipalities with beekeeping rules. Beekeeping rules first hit […]

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Beekeeping workshop for beginners scheduled for December 9 | News

JASPER COUNTY – The Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District, in conjunction with Jasper County Purdue Extension and Apis Engineering, will host a free beekeeping workshop for beginners next month. It will take place on Thursday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. CST in the West Room of the DeMotte Public Library. This workshop will […]

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Thank-a-Farmer: Honey, Raising Bees – That’s Pretty Cute | Local News

Bees, as active as they are, have benefited people, plants and the planet for centuries and continue to play a vital role in agriculture. Bees pollinate crops, increase yields and spawn a lucrative honey industry. Tribune-Star/Joseph C. GarzaHoney Harvester: Honey of the Haute owner Tabby Flinn began keeping bees in 2016 and studied the habits […]

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Second largest loss of honey bees in 15 years documented

(Beyond pesticides, July 2, 2021) The second highest bee loss in 15 years was reported by the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) in his National Colony Loss and Management Survey 2020-2021, published on June 30. For the “winter” period from October 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021, approximately 32% of managed bee colonies in the United […]

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Urban Honey Bee Project | Information Center

Georgia Tech’s Urban Honey Bee Project is a research program focused on the impact of urban habitats on honey bees. Located on the rooftops of Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons and the Kendeda building for innovative sustainable design, the Urban Honey Bee Project is a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate research program focused on the impact of urban […]

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UC grant to boost bee health and crop pollination – Daily Democrat

The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology shares a $900,000 grant from the Office of the President of the University of California to establish a four-campus network of bee researchers and engineers to strengthen the health of bees and crop pollination. The three-year grant, titled “Enhancing Bee Health and Crop Pollination to Maintain Food […]

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Why some environmentalists are concerned about rooftop bee programs

morning sun and strong cooling winds battered the roof of a 52-story Chicago skyscraper, where three wooden structures that in another setting might look like unfinished filing cabinets are lined up. They are backed by an overhang that protects them from lake breezes in winter. But inside these structures you will not find any files. […]

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Honey bee colonies are increasing across the states

Photo: Image bank by L_B_O/Shutterstock Conservationists often worry about bees, but some good news has recently emerged about the current status of these important pollinators. The new bee colony report by the US Department of Agriculture describes a startling increase in the number of colonies across the country. Some states are experiencing particularly rapid expansion […]

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Plants GIANT/MARTIN’S bee habitat

CARLISLE — To celebrate National Pollinator Week, The GIANT Company announced that it has completed a seven-acre, pollinator-friendly solar field at its headquarters at 1149 Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle. This initiative is the first of its kind for a food retailer and creates a synergistic environment that contributes to both clean energy and the support […]

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Nearly 40% decline in honey bee population last winter is ‘unsustainable’, experts say

Scientists are studying the potential consequences of the rapid decline in the honey bee population in the United States and how to mitigate its effects before it causes serious problems for crop management and production. Honey bees are essential for pollinating flowers, fruits and vegetables and support about $20 billion in agricultural production in the […]

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Auburn University survey finds high rate of honey bee colony loss

Bee colonies across the United States, including Georgia, have been in decline since the mid-2000s. However, more bee colonies died this winter than in any other year in the decade. previous year, according to a new study by Partnership informed by bees with Auburn University and the University of Maryland. The issue could be bad […]

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A Look at Opportunistic Bee Hive Thieves

The yellow vests such as Vespula squamosa are harmful predators of honey bees (Apis mellifera), attacking them and plundering their honey. But bees fight back and healthy hives are rarely at risk, experts say. (Photo credit: Flickr/Insects unlocked/Alejandro Santillana) By Edward Ricciuti The boom in home beekeeping in recent years has been great news for […]

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Poor nutrition may be another reason for honey bee population decline

Honey bees are essential for the pollination of wild and cultivated plants and for the production of honey. As a result, bee colonies are managed all over the world. Bees and other pollinators are in the news much more recently because they are decreasing in number, while the demand for agricultural production is increasing. pesticides […]