From the EPA:
WASHINGTON – In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.
“Multiple factors play a role in bee colony declines, including pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency is [...]
In The Honey Connoisseur, the book that Marina Marchese and I just finished, we examine 34 popular, and in our opinion excellent varietal honeys, along with the plants the initial nectar is gathered from. We look at where the plants grow, a bit about their botany, issues with their lifestyle, and especially we [...]
MILES TO GO – PROGRAM Keeping Them Alive, Getting Them There and Back A two day conference on every aspect of Migratory Beekeeping
If you move bees for a living, are going to or are thinking about it, you will not find the information, demonstrations and discussions offered at this gathering at any meeting, [...]
I got to go to the HAS (Heartland Apicultural Society) meeting this past weekend in TN. Like all meetings headed up strictly by volunteers there were some logistical bumps with directions, signs, AV technology…but nothing so serious that smart beekeepers couldn’t figure out. And the over 400 attendees hardly noticed.
The strength of this HAS [...]
by Dewey M. Caron
In a suburban shopping mall in Wilsonville, OR, south of Portland, a massive loss of bumble bees has been attributed to use of the neonictinoid pesticide Safari. It is an unusual pesticide poisoning incident highlighting that suburban locations, not merely agricultural fields, can sometimes be hazardous to foraging [...]
Second day. More beekeepers speaking than not, and definitely interesting. Zac Browning, commercial beekeeper looked at what has changed….More stress of course, in terms of shorter bloom periods, reduced sources of food, ag chemicals…both more of them and different kinds, increased exposure to diseases and pests, primarily in almond holding yards but almost [...]
Honey Bee Health Summit. Sponsored by Project Apis m, The Honey bee Advisory Council, and Monsanto. Chesterfield, MO.
I probably haven’t mentioned that I was invited to The Honey Bee health Summit, held at Monsanto headquarters this week, held just outside of St. Louis. It kicked off this afternoon, runs all day tomorrow and finishes [...]
On-site beeyards are part of the Conference & Short Course! From basic lessons to advanced workshops, the apiaries are there for you! With help from able instructors, learn how to “read” a frame, find a queen, spot a great brood pattern, and identify supercedure [...]
The Planning Committee for the 2013 Conference & Short Course is proud to introduce not one, but two, keynote speakers for our annual event!
Dr. Mark Winston, Simon Fraser U & Mr. Brian Snyder, PA Association of Sustainable Agriculture
The keynotes will be delivered on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 . . [...]
Beekeepers and others involved with dealing with colonies injured or killed by agricultural pesticides are encouraged to notify the proper authorities so that the incident can be recorded and data collected. This has not been easy in the past as the notification form is not easy to use, and generally, local agencies are either [...]
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