2020

2019 NATIONAL HONEY REPORT

Released March 19, 2020, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)   Special Note Honey…

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A Silver Bullet

By: M.E.A. McNeil   “Brilliant. Just brilliant.” Oregon State University microbiologist Maude David was speaking about a honey bee gut bacterium engineered to defend against…

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Bee Talk

By: Jerry Hayes Question 1 More Bees are considered better than less honey bees in a colony. But, as Spring arrives populous, healthy honey…

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Pesticide Ignorance

By: Michele Colopy Last year at a state beekeeping conference an academic researcher discussing bee health stated “glyphosate does not harm bees.” When questioned…

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Horizontal Beekeeping

By: Tina Sebestyen My first mentor was a commercial beekeeper, so I learned Langstroth style management, but it was a Kenyan top bar hive…

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Why are Bees Stripey

By: Mary Montuat, Editor of The Irish Beekeepers Journal My eye was caught recently by a bizarre news item from Japan. It described an…

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CANADA Leads On Honey ID

By: Leonard Foster, Professor at University of British Columbia Honey is the primary source of income for most Canadian beekeepers. Weather, the number of…

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New Years Resoultions

New Years Resoultions

Author: Ann Harman You have your new Bee Culture calendar all ready to hang up. Your New Year’s Eve celebrations are all arranged. You…

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Found in Translation

Author: Jay Evans Last month I reviewed fundamental studies that have used hand-tagged bees to determine with actuarial precision the typical worker bee lifespan…

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A New Decade

A New Decade

Author: James E. Tew The year was 1964 I was 16. My grandparents were alive and well and lived on the family farm. Life…

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