Bees ‘Self-Medicate’ When Infected With Some Pathogens

Research from North Carolina State University shows that honey bees “self-medicate” when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen. “The colony is willing to expend the energy and effort of its worker bees to collect these resins,” says Dr. Michael Simone-Finstrom, a postdoctoral research scholar in NC …

Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference

The 2012 American Bee Research Conference was held February 7-8 at APHIS Headquarters in Greenbelt, MD in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Apiary Inspectors of America.  The twenty-sixth American Bee Research Conference will be held in Hershey, PA in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Honey Producers Association in January 2013. To access these abstracts click on …

Package Bee Suppliers – 2012

The following is a list compiled of 2012 bee breeders that are currently advertising in the American Bee Journal as Breeders that will SHIP bees. This listing does not imply endorsement of products or services by American Bee Journal or Dadant & Sons, Inc. California Buzz's Bees - (530) 882-4302 Coma Apiaries - (530) 547-5773 C.F. Koehnen - (530) 891-5216 Tinoco Bee Service - (530) …

Beekeeping Industry to Gather in Las Vegas in January

Plans are well underway for the “Luck BEE a Lady” 2012 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow, Jan. 10-14, in Las Vegas, Nev. The annual meeting of the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) is sure to be the conference you won’t want to miss. And with an anticipated attendance of more than 600, beekeepers from all over North America and beyond …

Study of Bee Links Gene Regulatory Networks in the Brain to Behavior

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new study reveals that distinct networks of genes in the honey bee brain contribute to specific behaviors, such as foraging or aggression, researchers report. The study, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to show that common, naturally occurring behaviors are under the influence of discrete regulatory networks in the brain. It …

New Apiguard Varroa Control Sachets Coming Soon

Vita (Europe) Ltd has produced Apiguard, the varroa treatment, in new handy 25g sachets suitable for use with nucleii and very small colonies. Regulatory approval has already been granted in the USA and approvals in EU countries are expected to follow soon.
 The new sachets come with small cards - the gel is simply squeezed onto the cards which can …

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