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Honey Bees More Likely to Regulate Hive’s ‘Thermostat’ During Rapid Temperature Increases

Posted On: May 10, 2016

University of Colorado at Boulder Honey bees use their wings to cool down their hives when temperatures rise, but new University of Colorado Boulder research shows that this intriguing behavior may be linked to both the rate of heating and the size of a honey bee group. The findings, which were recently published in the Continue Reading »

Nation’s Beekeepers Lost 44 Percent of Bees in 2015-16

Posted On: May 10, 2016

(Courtesy of the Bee Informed Partnership) Summer losses rival winter losses for the second year running Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2015 to April 2016, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey. Rates of both winter loss and Continue Reading »

Scientists Develop Bee Model That Will Impact the Development of Aerial Robotics

Posted On: May 5, 2016

Plos   Scientists have built a computer model that shows how bees use vision to detect the movement of the world around them and avoid crashing. This research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, is an important step in understanding how the bee brain processes the visual world and will aid the development of robotics. The Continue Reading »

Master Beekeeping Class at the University of Montana Needs Your Help!

Posted On: May 4, 2016

  Hello All Beekeepers, We need your help. We are in our final class in Master Beekeeping at the University of Montana. We are conducting a research project to determine the current trends in beekeeping and styles of colony care. Please take this 5 min survey so that we can record your preferences. Please also Continue Reading »

2016 US Summer Forecast: More 90-degree Days Than Normal to Scorch East; West to Battle Drought, Fires

Posted On: May 4, 2016

(Courtesy of Accuweather) As a strong El Nino fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store. Rain and thunderstorms will dominate the pattern in the central and southern Plains, while the opposite occurs in California and the Northwest, and scarce rainfall Continue Reading »

Get Wild in April with Honey and Disney’s The Jungle Book!

Posted On: April 1, 2016

(Courtesy of the National Honey Board) What’s better than spending quality time with family? Whether you’re enjoying a backyard cookout, movie night, game night or just hanging out together in the kitchen, there’s nothing sweeter. The National Honey Board (NHB) is buzzing with excitement over our collaboration with another great organization that understands the importance of Continue Reading »

National Colony Loss and Management 2015-2016 Survey

Posted On: March 31, 2016

This is no April’s fool!  The 2015 – 2016 National Colony Loss and National Management Survey will be ready to accept submissions starting April 1st and continuing until April 30th.  The results that are received from this survey provide invaluable information that helps us obtain a clear picture of honey bee health throughout the country. Continue Reading »

Starvation as Babies Makes Bees Stronger as Adults

Posted On: March 31, 2016

New insights into colony collapse disorder Arizona State University Tempe, Ariz. – A lack of adequate nutrition is blamed as one of many possible causes for colony collapse disorder or CCD — a mysterious syndrome that causes a honey bee colony to die. Parasites, pesticides, pathogens and environmental changes are also stressors believed responsible for Continue Reading »

Arctic Winds to Blast Great Lakes, Northeastern US This Weekend

Posted On: March 31, 2016

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – March 29, 2016  – AccuWeather reports a blast of arctic air, combined with gusty winds, will take aim on the Upper Midwest and Northeast this weekend. The polar vortex will briefly drop over the Hudson Bay in Canada. From this position, arctic air will have a direct route into the northern tier of the eastern Continue Reading »

USDA Seeks Nominees for the National Honey Board

Posted On: March 30, 2016

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for the National Honey Board. The National Honey Board is composed of 10 members, including three first handlers; two importers; one importer-handler; one marketing cooperative; and three producers, and their respective alternates. The board is seeking to Continue Reading »

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