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Jazz is Music to His Ears, But So Are the Bees

Posted On: December 5, 2016

Kathy Keatley Garvey UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology He’s been beekeeping and playing the clarinet for 69 years. Meet Norman Gary, a UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology who retired in 1994 after a 32-year academic career.  As an apiculturist and researcher, he authored scores of peer-reviewed publications, and most recently wrote a how-to-book, Continue Reading »

Honey Bee Health Coalition Unveils Videos to Help Beekeepers Combat Devastating Parasites

Posted On: December 5, 2016

Videos Complement Coalition’s Tools for Varroa Management Guide, Provides Step-By-Step Demonstrations of Utilizing an Integrated Pest Management Strategy of Monitoring, Treatment [KEYSTONE, Colorado, Dec. 1, 2016] — The Honey Bee Health Coalition released a series of videos today to help beekeepers promote colony health and combat costly and destructive Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) infestations. The Continue Reading »

Special Shipping Offer

Posted On: November 23, 2016

We are offering Free Ground Shipping* on orders over $150. This offer runs November 24 – November 30 for Online orders only. Must be located in the lower 48 States. *Excludes candles, medications, feeds, containers, and freight shipments. Shop Online Now!

Bees Use Multiple Cues in Hunt for Pollen

Posted On: November 8, 2016

University of Exeter   Bees use a variety of senses and memory of previous experiences when deciding where to forage for pollen, research by the University of Exeter suggests. The researchers believe pollen-collecting bees do not base their foraging decisions on taste alone, but instead make an “overall sensory assessment” of their experience at a Continue Reading »

USDA Announces Applications Available for Conservation Stewardship Program

Posted On: November 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2016 – Starting in November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will accept and process applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation’s largest conservation program. Applications will be made available in local service centers. NRCS has made several updates to the program this Continue Reading »

Hawaiian Study Highlights a New Threat to Bees Worldwide

Posted On: November 3, 2016

Earlham Institute, Norwich, England   Particularly under threat are honey bees, which are as vital to our food systems as the crops they pollinate, and which are prone to a range of emergent diseases including Moku and Deformed wing virus (DWV). The Moku virus was identified on Moku Island in Hawaii through a collaboration of Continue Reading »

Bayer Feed a Bee and The Wildlife Society Kick Off First Annual Forage Tour to Plant 50 Million Seeds

Posted On: November 1, 2016

Plantings in Texas, Kansas, Illinois and Florida will educate communities and establish more forage for spring 2017 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2016) – Each year, we eagerly look forward to fall, the official season of harvest time, pumpkin pie and hot apple cider. But none of these fall favorites would be quite as Continue Reading »

Bee Informed Partnership Announces Public Awareness Campaign

Posted On: November 1, 2016

In time for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), the most trusted source of data on the health of America’s honey bees, today launched a campaign to raise public awareness of the vital roles that honey bees and beekeepers play in pollinating and producing many of the foods we love — Continue Reading »

Dadant Moves Fresno, CA Branch into New Building – Grand Opening Celebration

Posted On: October 17, 2016

On Friday 10/7/16 over 200 beekeepers gathered at Dadant and Sons Inc Fresno CA warehouse for Dadant’s official grand opening. Door prizes were given out every 30-45 minutes consisting of new Dadant smokers and autographed copies of the newly revised edition of The Hive and Honeybee. At the end of the day, two grand prizes were given out. One lucky Continue Reading »

Wisconsin Arboretum Offers Rare Refuge for Vanishing Bumblebee

Posted On: October 6, 2016

MADISON, Wis. — A proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to seek endangered status for the rusty-patched bumblebee has focused renewed attention on bumblebees living at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum. This 1,200-acre natural area in Madison still has wild populations of the rare insect, which was fairly common until about 20 years ago. Continue Reading »

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