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Dadant Moves Fresno, CA Branch into New Building – Grand Opening Celebration

Posted On: October 17, 2016

On Friday 10/7/16 over 200 beekeepers gathered at Dadant and Sons Inc Fresno CA warehouse for Dadant’s official grand opening. Door prizes were given out every 30-45 minutes consisting of new Dadant smokers and autographed copies of the newly revised edition of The Hive and Honeybee. At the end of the day, two grand prizes were given out. One lucky Continue Reading »

Wisconsin Arboretum Offers Rare Refuge for Vanishing Bumblebee

Posted On: October 6, 2016

MADISON, Wis. — A proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to seek endangered status for the rusty-patched bumblebee has focused renewed attention on bumblebees living at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum. This 1,200-acre natural area in Madison still has wild populations of the rare insect, which was fairly common until about 20 years ago. Continue Reading »

This Flower Smells Like a Bee Under Attack

Posted On: October 6, 2016

A new discovery takes plants’ deception of their pollinators to a whole new level. Researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 6 found that the ornamental plant popularly known as Giant Ceropegia fools certain freeloading flies into pollinating it by mimicking the scent of honeybees under attack. The flies find that smell attractive because they typically Continue Reading »

Southeastern Atlantic Coast Beekeepers Warned of Potential Damage from Hurricane Matthew

Posted On: October 5, 2016

Beekeepers with colonies along the eastern coastline of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina are being warned of the potential for flooding and wind damage from Hurricane Matthew. An estimate of regular in-state colonies as well as migratory beekeeper colonies brought to the Southeast for overwintering has been put at over 250,000 by some Continue Reading »

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Partners Seize 132 Drums of Illegally Imported Chinese Honey

Posted On: October 5, 2016

MIAMI – On Aug. 12, Import Specialists from the Miami based Agriculture & Prepared Products Center of Excellence & Expertise (APP Center) in collaboration with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Officers and Special Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Chicago, seized around 42 tons of illegally imported Continue Reading »

When Bees Are Buzzed, Their Behavior Changes

Posted On: October 5, 2016

When bumblebees experience rewarding stimuli, they enter a positive emotional state similar to optimism in humans, a new study reveals. The results suggest that insects may have emotion-like states, a research area that has been the subject of much inquiry in recent years. Here, Clint Perry and colleagues turned their attention to the “happiness” of Continue Reading »

US Winter Forecast: Frequent Snow to Blast Northeast; Freeze May Damage Citrus Crop in South

Posted On: October 5, 2016

Courtesy of AccuWeather Global Weather Center – September 28, 2016 – AccuWeather reports it will feel like an extended winter for those living from the northern Plains to the eastern U.S., as cold and snowy conditions stretch into spring 2017. Meanwhile, drier and milder weather will focus on the majority of the southern half of the nation. Continue Reading »

Calling For Your Best Ideas to Help Our Industry: PAm is Administering National Honey Board Research Proposals and the Request for Proposals is Now!

Posted On: September 26, 2016

(From Project Apis M.) Honey bee colony losses in the United States in 2015-2016 worsened compared with last year. United States honey production in 2015 from producers with five or more colonies fell 12 percent from 2014. As many crops which rely on honey bees for pollination are expanding, the need for a sustainable beekeeping Continue Reading »

Asian Hornet Identified in Gloucestershire, UK

Posted On: September 21, 2016

From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Animal and Plant Health Agency First published: 20 September 2016 Part of: Animal and plant health and United Kingdom There has been a confirmed sighting of the Asian hornet in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire, UK. The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Continue Reading »

High Number of Pesticides Within Colonies Linked to Honey Bee Deaths

Posted On: September 15, 2016

Some compounds commonly regarded as “bee-safe” could be a major contributor to honey bee colony losses in North America Honey bee colonies in the United States have been dying at high rates for over a decade, and agricultural pesticides—including fungicides, herbicides and insecticides—are often implicated as major culprits. Until now, most scientific studies have looked Continue Reading »

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