Beekeeping

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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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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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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Balloch teenager buzzes to appear in TV’s first-ever beekeeping challenge

There’s been a buzz about Balloch with a teenager embarking on a honey-making adventure as part of the UK’s first-ever beekeeping challenge. Harry Hose appears in new CBBC series Show Me The Honey! which features five beekeepers and their families as they learn everything there is to know about maintaining a hive. The 14-year-old took […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]