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Bee Diversity in New Mexico

more than 4,000 bee species in the United States and about 1,000 bee species in New Mexico due to the state’s diverse landscapes. But native bees aren’t the subject of…

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Living ‘Bee Fences’

to the World Bank. The upshot has been a rise in hotspots where people and elephants compete for space and food. Farmers work on beehive fence construction in Ngare Mara,…

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Pollen Database for Honey Bee Nutrition

  Mississippi State Univ. scientist building pollen database to improve bee nutrition asks citizens to assist A honeybee collects pollen from Japanese privet. (Photo by David Ammon)   STARKVILLE, Miss.—While…

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Indiana Honey Bee Expert

bees have. If varroa mites are not controlled the bee hive could die. Varroa mites can weaken the bees and pass on bee viruses to the bees.   In celebration…

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Honey Bee Increase

colony collapses – inexplicable die-offs of bees in large quantities – have been recorded for as long as records have been kept. Over 1,100 years. Ask a bee expert what…

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In Missouri, a Human ‘Bee’

  Dwarf crested iris wildflowers. Credit: Getty Images In Missouri, a Human ‘Bee’ Works to Better Understand Climate Change’s Effects By Shahla Farzan Researcher Matthew Austin has become a wildflower…

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Stingless Bee Honey

bees collect and take home to their nest—because unlike European honey bees, which store their honey in honeycomb made only from beeswax, stingless bees store their honey in small pots…

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Bee Health Collective

such as honey bee health, beekeeping, pollination and honey. The Bee Bulletin Board lists employment, funding and scholarship opportunities. Together, these three sections make resources easily accessible for beekeepers and…

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Dr. Rob Page Honey Bee Geneticist

1989 to 2015, Page maintained a UC Davis honey bee-breeding program, managed by bee breeder-geneticist Kim Fondrk at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. Together they discovered…

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Honey Bee Colony Winter Losses in Canada

supplies. Beekeepers also responded to questions on the management of three serious parasites and pathogens to beekeeping: Varroa destructor, Nosema spp. and American Foulbrood: Paenibacillus larvae. The majority of beekeepers…

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Bee Management Anxiety

…worrying time of the year. Erratic Spring weather is typically worrying weather. Worrying is a component of beekeeping: Oh, so often, beekeepers are sold a bill-of-goods in beekeeping. Practicing the…

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45.5% Loss of US Honey Bee Colonies

  U.S. Beekeepers Continue to Report High Colony Loss Rates, No Clear Progression Toward Improvement Annual Bee Informed Partnership survey results show the continuing cycle of high honey bee colony…

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