Bahama Beekeepers Seek Hurricane Relief

  Hurricane Dorian’s wrath has devastated the Bahamas including the lives of beekeepers, their apiaries and the bees. A few hives have survived in Grand Bahama. Those on Abaco are a total loss. Most hives were swept away in the devastation. What we do know at this time is that around 225 hives were destroyed and lost. The beekeeper with the …

New Tool Improves Beekeepers’ Overwintering
Odds and Bottom Line

ARS News Service By Kim Kaplan   TUCSON, ARIZONA, September 18, 2019—A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honey bee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies which colonies will not be worth spending dollars to overwinter can improve beekeepers' bottom line. Beekeepers have been …

Honey Bee Health Coalition Releases Information to Help Beekeepers, Veterinarians Manage Foulbrood

Guide includes how to test and treat American and European Foulbrood, new Veterinary Feed Directive rules for using antibiotics, and the importance of being vigilant The Honey Bee Health Coalition unveiled a new resource for beekeepers today — an information sheet for hive management decisions related to American Foulbrood (AFB) and European Foulbrood (EFB). An expert team of beekeepers, entomologists, apiary …

Washington State Beekeepers Now Protected from Civil Liability

  May 7, 2019, Olympia, WA: Today Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill which grants liability protection to beekeepers. House Bill 1133 passed the House by a vote of 96-0 and passed the Senate by a vote of 47-1. The new law grants protection from civil liability to beekeepers who register with the state Department of Agriculture as beekeepers and …

Bee Health Guru Smartphone App Promotes Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign

Bee Health Guru, a new smartphone app designed to help beekeepers diagnose conditions in their hives, is promoting a fundraiser to fine-tune development of its software. The Kickstarter campaign runs through the end of May. As Malcolm Sanford reports in the May issue of ABJ: “Bee Health Guru combines observations in the field using a phone’s microphone and an App running …

2019 USA PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Award Announcement

  Scholarship: In 2013 Costco and Project Apis m. (PAm) launched the first PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Program. Costco has an admirable commitment to sustainability, and is a champion supporter of honey bee research, recognizing it as an investment to ensure an ethical and sustainable food supply. ​ Investing in research that has real and practical impacts on the sustainability of honey bee health, honey production and crop production …

APHIS to Host Listening Session on Farm Bill Animal Health Provisions- March 21st

Of particular interest to beekeepers is “Section 12106, Veterinary Training,” in light of the Veterinary Feed Directive governing the use of antibiotics. APHIS to Host Listening Session on Farm Bill Animal Health Provisions Please join APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea and members of the Agency’s Management Team on Thursday, March 21, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET for a Farm Bill Listening …