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No Mow May becomes a permanent part of Appleton to promote bee habitat

APPLETON – No Mow May will become an annual fixture in Appleton. City Council voted 10-4 on Wednesday to incorporate No Mow May into the city’s municipal code for 2022 and beyond, much to the delight of Pollenablers-Fox Cities. No Mow May allows landowners to delay lawn care in May as a way to encourage […]

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These companies will do the beekeeping for you

Imagine yourself relaxing in your garden; maybe you’re dining al fresco, reading a book, or just taking a five-minute break from work. You watch the bees twirl around before flying off to a hive. It’s dreamy, right? Reverie is a reality for those who have honey hives. “They’re wonderful to have on the property,” says […]

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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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Cities lack green space to support ‘unsustainable’ beekeeping boom

The rapid increase in urban apiaries is exceeding the amount of greenery available to feed both honey bees and other pollinators, according to a study by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. The study, titled “Challenging the sustainability of urban beekeeping using evidence from Swiss cities”, represents the “first attempt to […]

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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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Club Feature: AU Beekeeping Society creates a space for students to cultivate sustainability on campus

Meet the AU Beekeeping Society, a club dedicated to cultivating a sustainable environment, spreading knowledge about beekeeping, and educating members of the AU community about the importance bees have on the planet. environment. According to club president and current College of Arts and Sciences senior DJ Daniels, AU Beekeeping offers a way for students to […]

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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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‘Heartbreaking’: Calgary’s bee habitat, a broke volunteer project – Calgary

Countless hours of volunteer work over the past three years were wiped out on Monday after a boulevard was mowed. “It was starting to get to the point where all the flowers were showing and it was nice to walk by,” said Moraig McCabe, Coventry Hills resident and founder of Creating Coventry. The two-block stretch […]

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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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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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Blenheim couple convert their land into bee habitat

Content of the article When Dr. Henry Svec takes someone to visit the hives scattered over his 20-hectare property, he cannot contain his enthusiasm. Content of the article “It’s really great, I have to tell you,” the Blenheim man said. “I’ve only been stung 15 times this year. This is my file. Last year it […]

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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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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 […]

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Native bee habitat from scrap wood

Pollinators like native bees are an important part of any healthy garden. Here’s how to build a native bee habitat with wood left over from other projects! This tutorial is part of Garden Week here at Crafting a Green World. We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite DIY bloggers to talk all things gardening! […]