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2nd International Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring, September 17, 2014, Missoula, MT – Call for Papers

Posted On: March 6, 2014

This is the First Call for Papers, Exhibits, and Demonstrations of Hive AND Bee Monitoring Methods, Equipment, and Research.  Topic Areas include, but are not limited to: Scale Hives, Hive Sensors, Hive Communications (wireless, phone, and satellite), Infrared Imaging of Hives and Bees, Bee and Colony Acoustics, Radiofrequency Identification Tags for Bees and Hives, Bee Continue Reading »

Virtual Bees Help to Unravel Complex Causes of Colony Decline

Posted On: March 5, 2014

New computer model to help scientists, beekeepers and regulators to understand multiple environmental effects on honeybee colonies Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years. The BEEHAVE model, published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology, was created to investigate the losses of honeybee Continue Reading »

Asian Hornet trap launched to Combat the Latest Honey Bee Pest in Europe

Posted On: March 3, 2014

Beekeepers now have a weapon to counter the Asian hornet, a new invasive honeybee pest that is threatening honey bee colonies across Europe. ApiShield, just launched by Vita (Europe) Ltd, has been designed specifically to trap the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina). The trap doesn’t require any bait or chemicals and beekeepers can easily incorporate it Continue Reading »

Agriculture Secretary Announces $3 Million for a New Program to Improve Pollinator Health

Posted On: February 26, 2014

USDA News Release WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide close to $3 million in technical and financial assistance for interested farmers and ranchers to help improve the health of bees, which play an important role in crop production. The funding is a focused Continue Reading »

Flowers Linked to Bee Disease Transmission

Posted On: February 25, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. – Like a kindergarten or a busy airport where cold viruses and other germs circulate freely, flowers are common gathering places where pollinators such as bees and butterflies can pick up fungal, bacterial or viral infections that might be as benign as the sniffles or as debilitating as influenza. But “almost nothing is Continue Reading »

Bee Supply and Demand Should Be Balanced for Almond Bloom

Posted On: February 25, 2014

by Greg Northcutt Reprinted with permission from Feb. 19, 2014 Western Farm Press With many almond orchards reaching full bloom by the third week of February, California growers appear to have all the bees they’ll need to pollinate their trees this season. That contrasts with last year when growers barely had enough bees due to Continue Reading »

Managed Honey Bees Linked to New Diseases in Wild Bees

Posted On: February 20, 2014

Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK’s wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature. The study suggests that some diseases are being driven into wild bumblebee populations from managed honeybees. Dr. Matthias Fürst and Professor Mark Brown from Royal Holloway University of London (who worked in collaboration Continue Reading »

Fire Ants Falling to Acid-Covered Crazy Ants

Posted On: February 13, 2014

Residents of the United States’ Gulf Coast are getting used to the sting of tawny crazy ants and starting to forget about the fire ants that dominated the region since the 1930s. These invasive tawny crazy ants, which have been rapidly displacing colonies of fire ants in many southern U.S. states, employ a unique chemical Continue Reading »

Termite-Inspired Bots Ditch Advance Plans for Local Cues

Posted On: February 13, 2014

Imagine telling robots to go build a five-bedroom house for you without telling them how to go about it. Now, scientists have created small robots that can do just that — build without a centralized plan — and termites were their inspiration. Unlike humans, who require both plans and planning to build something complicated, termites Continue Reading »

ABJ Columnist Receives British Award

Posted On: February 13, 2014

Four Americans have been honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and were presented their medals by Ambassador, Sir Peter Westmacott, at a ceremony Feb. 12, 2014 at the British Embassy in Washington. Dr. Keith Delaplane, professor and Walter B. Hill Fellow with the University of Georgia’s Department of  Entomology, has been made an Honorary Continue Reading »

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