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What Bee-killing Mites Can Teach Us About Parasite Evolution

Posted On: July 2, 2015

CELL PRESS Varroa mites on honey bee larvae. Credit: Tatsuhiko Kadowaki and colleagues.   An infestation of speck-sized Varroa destructor mites can wipe out an entire colony of honey bees in 2-3 years if left untreated. Pesticides help beekeepers rid their hives of these parasitic arthropods, which feed on the blood-like liquid inside of their Continue Reading »

Apimondia Bee Disease Discussion Scheduled

Posted On: July 1, 2015

From 30th June to 7th August the TECA Beekeeping Exchange Group will host a moderated discussion on bee diseases and the use of veterinary medicines in beekeeping around the world. The discussion is held in collaboration with the Regional Institute for Animal Diseases of Latium and Tuscany (IZSLT – Italy) and APIMONDIA. Beekeepers are invited Continue Reading »

Good Food Awards Accepting Entries!

Posted On: June 29, 2015

Please Don’t Feed the Mosquitoes: Facts Explaining Why You are a Magnet

Posted On: June 24, 2015

Mosquitoes love me but leave my family alone! What gives? Researchers have been trying to crack this code for years… It is simply unfair when you are out on an amazing hike, or are simply trying to relax in your backyard and you (only you) are getting relentlessly chowed. Meanwhile, your friends and family remain Continue Reading »

2015 Vita International Honey Bee and Beekeeping Photo Competition

Posted On: June 24, 2015

The fourth annual Vita photo competition is now open for entries to anyone with an interest in beekeeping or honey bees. Winners’ photographs will appear in the 2016 Vita (Europe) Ltd Calendar and they will each receive a copy of the limited edition calendar. There will also be a cash prize plus beekeeping products for Continue Reading »

California’s Wildflowers Losing Diversity in Face of Warmer, Drier Winters

Posted On: June 23, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – DAVIS These are wildflowers at McLaughlin Natural Reserve, part of the UC Davis Natural Reserve system. (UC Davis photo) Native wildflowers in California are losing species diversity after multiple years of drier winters, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, which provides the first direct evidence of climate Continue Reading »

USDA To Host 6th Annual Pollinator Festival during June 19 Farmers Market

Posted On: June 17, 2015

New Display in USDA Headquarters People’s Garden Encourages Visitors to Promote Pollinator Habitat and “Plant a Window Box for Pollinators” WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is celebrating National Pollinator Week, June 15-21, 2015, by hosting the 6th Annual Pollinator Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June Continue Reading »

Do Insect Societies Share Brain Power?

Posted On: June 17, 2015

Social brains may have evolved very differently in insects than in vertebrates DREXEL UNIVERSITY “This nest from eastern Ecuador is one of the largest, most impressive, intimidating wasp colonies I ever encountered,” said Sean O’Donnell, Ph.D., professor at Drexel University whose new study focuses on the evolution of social behavior and brain structures for complex Continue Reading »

Surprisingly Few ‘Busy Bees’ Make Global Crops Grow

Posted On: June 17, 2015

University of Vermont A major international study finds that surprisingly few bee species are responsible for pollinating the world’s crops. The paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that only two percent of wild bee species pollinate 80 percent of bee-pollinated crops worldwide. The study is one of the largest on bee pollination to date. While Continue Reading »

Georgia Beekeeper and Engineer Wins 2015 Bayer CropScience Bee Care Community Leadership Award

Posted On: June 17, 2015

Paul Vonk Honored During National Pollinator Week for Creating HiveTool™, a Noninvasive System to Monitor Bee Hives WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 16, 2015) – Bayer CropScience today announced that Georgia beekeeper Paul Vonk has won the third annual Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award. Paul was chosen because of his efforts to improve pollinator health, by Continue Reading »

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