Bee Informed Partnership Fundraiser

Hello Friend!Bee Informed Partnership would like to take a moment to thank you and your club for educating and sharing the love and excitement of beekeeping with your community! We happen to be huge fans of honey bees and of you.   For those who are not familiar with us, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization responsible for researching and collecting a variety of honey bee data and making …

Honey May Reduce Injury in Children Who
Have Swallowed Button Batteries

Ingestion of button batteries, which are frequently found in the household setting, can rapidly lead to caustic esophageal injury in infants and children. A new study published in The Laryngoscope found that drinking honey or Carafate® (a cherry- flavored duodenal ulcer prescription) may help reduce esophageal damage.In experiments conducted on cadavers and live animals, both honey and Carafate® provided a …

University of California To Measure Economic Impact of Honey Industry

Industry can promote its economic contributions – but only if beekeepers, importers, packers and processors participate in studyFREDERICK, Colo. (May 16, 2018) – From beekeepers and honey importers to packers and processors, the honey industry plays a unique and vital role in the U.S. economy.  To illustrate the industry’s true impact, the University of California is asking business owners …

Urban Life Leaves Behind Traces in the Genome of Bumble Bees

Bumble bees living in the city have genes that differ from those of their relatives in the countryside. Although genetic differences are not major, they nevertheless may influence how well the insects adapt to their habitat. For example, urban bumble bees are probably better able to react to environmental challenges that come with city life, such as higher temperatures. These …

Don’t Miss out on the HEARTLAND APICULTURE SOCIETY’S 2018 CONFERENCE

ST. LOUIS – Wednesday, June 20, 2018 is the deadline to register for Heartland Apicultural Society’s (HAS) annual conference this summer July 11-13, 2018 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Register online at www.heartlandbees.org.Established in 2001 by several professional entomologists, the conference rotates through the Midwest, offering beekeeping classes. This rotation in location makes it easier for local beekeepers …

The Corn Earworm Hybridized into a Resistant Mega-Pest

New crop pests often leaves farmers scrambling for new control methods. When pests hybridize and become resistant to pesticides, farmers often need to apply more insecticides to help rein in the damage. In South America, two megapests have hybridized and if they make their way north, it could mean trouble for America’s farmers.Australian scientists have confirmed the hybridization of two …

Why Bees Soared and Slime Flopped as
Inspirations for Systems Engineering

Honey bees prove an inspiration to system engineers, helping them better route internet trafficBees? Great. Ants? Hit or miss. Slime mold amoebas? Fail. Though nature offers excellent design inspirations in some information technology systems, in other systems, it can bomb.Known for his work on The Honey Bee Algorithm, which tamed web traffic instabilities on servers by mimicking the behavior of …

Dr. Gene Robinson Awarded 2018 Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at University of Illinois receives distinguished honorDr. Gene Robinson, Director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at University of Illinois, has been awarded the 2018 Wolf Prize in Agriculture for "leading the genomics revolution in the organismal and population biology of the honey bee."Awarded each year since …