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What’s the buzz about beekeeping on corporate campuses?

The incorporation of biophilia, including the practice of corporate beekeeping, can … [+] provide additional incentive for office staff to return to the workplace post-Covid. Getty Images Human beings are instinctively drawn to nature. They can be mesmerized watching the gentle swaying of tall grass or the flight of a butterfly. There is something about […]

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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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Virtual Beekeeping Symposium scheduled for February 12 – Cloquet Pine Journal

CLOQUET — The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will hold its 7th annual symposium on beekeeping and more on February 12. The virtual event will include talks from regional beekeeping experts from NEMNBA, UMN Bee Squad and nationally recognized beekeeper Mike Palmer. The cost is $15 per person and will take place from […]

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Building homes for bees and making New Year’s resolutions – Lake Cowichan Gazette

Before Gaius Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar, the New Year began on April 1, the day new consuls were elected. Gaius Julius arbitrarily chose January 1, perhaps because he was following the great Roman religious festival of Saturnalia so closely, or perhaps because he was anticipating the end of consular elections. Of course, this […]

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Attracted by the growing enthusiasm for urban beekeeping, Costa Mesa tenants are becoming eco-responsible

On the grounds of CANVAS North, a Costa Mesa campus that offers an adaptable suite of creative workspaces, two tiny house-shaped boxes buzz with activity as tens of thousands of bees begin to winter after a season charged. The beehives installed on the property in May 2020 have since become a huge draw for tenants […]

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The honey industry is buzzing with an ‘explosion’ of beekeeping numbers

A few years ago, Julie Dinsdale was in a clerical job in corporate IT, a far cry from her current life, running a commercial beekeeping business that exports honey to markets around the world. Key points: The number of registered beekeepers has ‘exploded’ in Western Australia by 688% in the past decade WA’s Bee Industry […]

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Flow Pollinator House is a limited edition bee house

Buzz in a healthier bee population with the addition of a limited-release shelter option, available only in the US. The Flow Pollinator House not only benefits the bee populations in your garden, but the proceeds also support advocacy groups across the country. Continue reading below Our featured videos The Flow Pollinator House is courtesy of […]

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LiveGreen: National Bee Day

This Saturday, August 21, is National Bee Day. Did you know that bees are responsible for one on three bites of food we eat? The bees represent 90% pollination necessary for the growth of our crops and are responsible for more than a billion dollars of agricultural productivity in the United States Not only do […]

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Sustainability grant for honey bee research

Illumina has announcement that the 2021 winner of its Bien Grand Agricole scholarship is Dr. Bertram Brenig, professor of molecular biology at the University of Göttingen. Brenig studies the western honey bee, a pollinator facing multiple challenges and population decline.The Agricultural Greater Good Initiative is an annual program that supports research that aims to increase […]

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Scientists Discover Nest, New Northern Range of Rare Florida Calamintha Blue Bee – Florida Museum Science

FScientists at the Lorida Museum of Natural History have found the first nest of Florida’s extraordinarily rare calamintha blue bee and added a new location to its known range: Ocala National Forest. They also confirmed that the insect feeds on a second, but very endangered, host plant. The researchers made the discoveries during their second […]

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Researchers capture rare honey bee behavior from inside the hive

Through video analysis, researchers identified several behaviors of bees inside the hive, including remodeling the hive, cleaning surfaces, self-grooming, brood care, brood storage, pollen and nectar, and even cannibalism! Credit: Diego Perez-Lopez, PLOS, CC BY 4.0 Unique videos capture detailed examples of rare honey bee behaviors, such as mouth-to-mouth. Unique video from inside hives provides […]

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Behavior of bees from inside the hive

video: Honey bee hygiene: Cannibalism. see Following Credit: Siefert et al, 2021, PLOS ONE (CC-BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Unique video from inside hives provides special insight into bee behaviors, according to a study published March 17, 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Paul Siefert of Goethe-Universität, Germany, and his colleagues. Although the European honey […]

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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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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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Mowing the lawn less often improves bee habitat

When it comes to improving habitat for beleaguered native bee species, doing less can accomplish more. New research by the USDA Forest Service and National Science Foundation-funded partners has found that mowing the lawn less frequently can significantly improve pollinator habitat. Susannah Lerman, research ecologist at the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, and her […]

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Apply for Honey Bee Pollinator Habitat Funding

MADISON – Farmers and landowners can contact their local United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office to register now, through June 2, 2017, for assistance funding for honey bee pollinator habitat. Funding is provided by the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). Applications are being taken at all USDA Service Centers […]

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What is the best way to improve bee habitat?

November 15, 2016 — Every morning last summer, Michael Roswell walked through restored prairies and abandoned farm fields in New Jersey, where leggy grasses and weeds grew unchecked and thick patches of lemon balm, black-eyed suzanes , mountain mint, goldenrod and purple loosestrife added hits of magenta, yellow and white. Each time a bee landed, […]

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Turning Iowa farmland into habitat for butterflies and bees

Depleted monarch butterflies and honey bees could be boosted by Iowa farmers over the next few years, thanks in part to falling commodity prices that prompted landowners to move more than 100,000 acres of row crops in the habitat of essential pollinating creatures. Over the past four years, Iowa farmers have entered 127,005 acres into […]