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alternative beekeeping made in France

An alternative approach to beekeeping has been developed by Adam Wright and Karin Maassen at Custos Apium. “We are not professional producers, so our goal is not to produce as much honey as possible,” said Adam, from Saint-Michel-de-Veisse, in Creuse. “It’s to help bees by providing them with habitats where they can survive on their […]

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Richmond Garden Club Hosts Beekeeping Presentation | News

The Richmond Garden Club recently met at the Madison County Public Library where members received a very informative program on beekeeping by Mr. Sherman Sparks and Mr. Eddie Wilson of E & S Bee Services. The program was available virtually to members. Participants received information about beekeeping as a hobby or vocation, as well as […]

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Beekeeping is a centuries-old tradition | Farm News

For about 10,000 years, beekeeping has been closely linked to human cultures around the world. Although there are more than 20,000 species of other bees in the world, each of which excels at specific tasks, none is closer to the evolution of human history than our friend the honey bee. Keeping bees never goes out […]

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Beaconsfield School students harvest honey from a beekeeping business

JOHN BISSET/Stuff Beaconsfield School beekeepers-in-training Emmerson Ward, left, and Megan Scott, both 12, hold containers of honey they have collected as part of a fundraiser in the hives behind them . Harvesting honey from the hives they tended kept the pupils of a rural school in South Canterbury busy like the bees they cared for. […]

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NI woman sparks people’s interest in beekeeping with millions of views on TikTok

Meet the Co Down woman who created buzz around bees by sharing her life as an ethical beekeeper on TikTok. Emma Thompson, who is originally from Moneyreagh and now lives in Ballygowan, discovered a new passion for beekeeping over six years ago which led her to start her own business and never look into back. […]

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Courses Available to Learn the Future of Beekeeping in Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Ward Hicks is a local master beekeeper. He says he sincerely believes that beekeeping “is something you can do whether you have a big property or just a little piece of land in town.” Hicks goes on to say that he is always amazed at the buzz his courses can […]

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Teen explores how beekeeping improves his mental health

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fourteen-year-old Keith Griffith III knows all the buzz about honey bees. “During the winter, the bees all gather in a small group. Once the queen is in the middle, they started to vibrate with each other and they reach a high heat temperature in order to keep the queen warm. and stay […]

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Introducing farmers to beekeeping is a victory for farmers

THERE IS MONEY IN THE HONEY: Webinar to highlight how supporting beekeeping initiatives by West African farmers is a win for farmers, agribusinesses and the environment WHAT: Online seminar: From farm to hive: Why introducing farmers to beekeeping is a win for farmers, agribusinesses and the environment. » WHEN: February 24, 2022, 2-4:30 p.m. WAT […]

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agency offers a beekeeping program for young people | Local News

Hives created by the Burke County Beekeepers Association line a field in Burke County. Donna Teasley, NC Cooperative Extension – Burke County Center Special for the News Herald The Burke County 4-H Jr. Beekeeper program provides a safe, hands-on environment for young people to learn about the exciting world of honey bees and the skills […]

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Local business owner asks city to allow beekeeping | Culture

Why are we afraid of bees? Is it the darts? Bulging eyes? The buzz around your head as you try to enjoy a summer afternoon? Regardless of mankind’s fears, Tom Knapp finds these little black and yellow pollinators fascinating. Knapp started his beekeeping business 10 years ago when he noticed honey bees in his home […]

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Benefits of Beekeeping – The Pulse » Chattanooga Weekly Alternative

The Hamilton County Master Gardeners (MGHC), in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, continues their 2022 series of 3rd Saturday Gardening Classes. The next class will be on Saturday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m., with “Benefits of Beekeeping,” presented by Master Gardener and Master Beekeeper Kendra Ware. MGHC’s 3rd Saturday gardening classes are free […]

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‘Bee bricks’ become mandatory in Brighton buildings under new law

Words from Sophie McMahon, Commentary Print Editor This week, Brighton and Hove Council mandated the use of Bee Bricks in an update to a planning law which requires them in new buildings of five meters or more. It is a victory for Councilor Robert Nemeth, who has campaigned for the addition since 2019 and follows […]

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Muazzin’s success in beekeeping | The star of the day

Fri 11 Feb 2022 12:00 AM Last updated on: Fri 11 Feb 2022 02:05 Shykh Seraj talks with beekeeper Muazzin Hossain at Kanchan Nagar village in the Singair upazila of Manikganj. Photo: Hridoye Mati O Manush “> Shykh Seraj talks with beekeeper Muazzin Hossain at Kanchan Nagar village in the Singair upazila of Manikganj. Photo: […]

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Buzz Thrill: Retired Educator Using Scientific Training for “Hobby” Beekeeping | Characteristics

Eleven years after buying his first beehive, Steve Hahus still considers beekeeping a hobby. But it’s not uncommon for the 62-year-old retired Apollo High School teacher to answer calls on how to take care of bees, build his own wooden boxes for his hives and collect swarms throughout the county. While at AHS, Hahus taught […]

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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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Why an entomologist digs deep into beekeeping data

Rae Olsson, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research associate at Washington State University studying how a range of environmental and management factors influence bee health and colony mortality. “My research is unique in that the dataset we’re working with will be very large compared to most bee research, around 10,000 hives,” Olsson says. “And we use […]

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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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Mississippi Gulf Coast Beekeeping Association offering beekeeping courses

Are you looking for a new hobby in 2022 that is bee knees? The Mississippi Gulf Coast Beekeeping Association runs four free Beekeeping 101 classes at First Baptist Church. “Having over 70 attendees in the very first course I think indicates that people are looking for something to do. Something they can care about, that […]

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Beekeeping class returns for fifth year | Outside

ANGOLA – Purdue Extension Steuben County, in cooperation with Angola Parks and Recreation, will host a beekeeping workshop again this year. This will be the fifth year of the course, which has nurtured many beekeepers and hives in the tri-state area. The beginner level course will be taught by Chet Gilbert, who operates Apis Enterprises, […]

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Challenging the sustainability of urban beekeeping using evidence from Swiss cities

Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). Action plan for the Swiss Biodiversity Strategy (FOEN, Bern, 2017). Geldmann, J. & González-Varo, JP Conservation of honey bees does not help wildlife. Science 359392–393 (2018). Google Scholar article Egerer, M. & Kowarik, I. Facing the modern Gordian knot of urban beekeeping. School Trends. Evol. 35956–959 (2020). Google Scholar […]

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Question corner: Where does the western bee come from?

Research by York University has shown that a species of honey bee called the western honey bee (Apis mellifera) most likely originated in Asia, settling the hotly debated topic for decades. Until recently, it was believed that these bees originated in Africa. The study (Scientific advances) found that western honey bees evolved independently from Asia […]

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Presentation on beekeeping sponsored by Community Connections | News, Sports, Jobs

Findley Lake resident Terry Phelps gave a presentation on home beekeeping sponsored by Community Connections of Findley Lake. Photos submitted FINDLEY LAKE — Beekeeping is not a hobby for the faint-hearted. Those who attended the Home Beekeeping presentation by Findley Lake resident Terry Phelps recently learned a lot about honey bees and what keeping them […]

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Hidden Happiness Adds Beekeeping Museum/Classroom | News

Hidden Happiness Bee Farm, a beekeeping equipment manufacturer and retailer located on the west end of Wilkes County, offers a new feature that looks back at beekeeping’s past while helping prepare people for its future. Owner HS Greene has added a combined beekeeping museum and classroom that seats 30 at Hidden Happiness, which is on […]

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Celebrate Bee Day by protecting our pollinators | The latest environment and conservation news

Maybe you’ve heard the buzz about it. Today is National Bee Day. Over the past two decades, a number of species around the world have made incredible recoveries from near oblivion to repopulate their species in significant numbers. The fate of the bald eagle immediately comes to mind. According to the US Fish and Wildlife […]

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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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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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Four Nutrients in Flower Pollen Improve Gut Health in Honey Bees

For the first time, four nutritional compounds found in different flowers have been directly proven to improve the gut health of honey bees, boost their immune systems and increase their lifespan, according to a study by scientists from the Agricultural Research Service of the United Kingdom. United States Department of Agriculture. “We found that consuming […]

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Four nutrients in flower pollen improve gut health in honey bees: USDA ARS

Four Nutrients in Flower Pollen Improve Gut Health in Honey Bees Contact person: Kim KaplanEmail: Kim.Kaplan@usda.gov June 23, 2021 For the first time, four nutritional compounds found in different flowers have been directly proven to improve the gut health of honey bees, boost their immune systems and increase their lifespan, according to a study by […]

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North Fort Worth Mall now serves as habitat for honey bees

Tanger Outlets Fort Worth makes honey. The northern Fort Worth mall, home to stores such as Kate Spade New York, Lululemon and RH, leads a double life — as a habitat for honey bees, according to KTVT-TV (Channel 11). According to the station, more than 20,000 bees are hard at work in a rooftop habitat. […]

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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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Pamplin Media Group – NOTICE: Don’t be afraid of honey bee swarms

Debby Garman: “Please report any sightings of swarms to beekeepers in the Tualatin Valley for a kind and safe removal.” It’s bee swarming season! In Washington County, please report any sightings of swarms to beekeepers in the Tualatin Valley (www.TVBAbees.org) for gentle and safe removal. What is a swarm of bees? During the spring and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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The new bee habitat in Blandy is a work of art | Journal-news

BOYCE — A new habitat for bees and wasps at the Blandy Experimental Farm is not just a science exhibit, it’s also a work of art. Canadian artist Sarah Peebles created “Dwelling: Shenandoah Valley” to help visitors to Blandy learn about insects by observing them up close. The semi-circular wall is cob, a natural building […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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! […]