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 [...]
Some time ago the Boy Scouts Of American did away with the Beekeeping Merit Badge due to a variety of reasons. Although there was strong protest and a lot of pressure to reinstate it, they declined, at least initially, until further review. But the noise that was made, the consistent pressure especially from [...]
Saturday, May 11, the good folks at Case Western University’s Squire Valeeview Farm, including Chris Bond, Horticulturist, Anna Locci, Farm Manager, and the wonderful staff, designers and builders, dedicated the A. I. Root Observational Apiary just behind the Farm’s Honey House.
The site was initially a small, almost empty field, located between experimental [...]
Last time we looked at getting packages, and I was going to take a long look at getting them started, but not unlike lots of times, something got in the way. The Post Office.
Here’s the address they published their proposed changes at:
Here’s the summary:
The Postal Service [...]
It’s no secret. A million, maybe more colonies that were alive last Thanksgiving aren’t alive today, the beginning of May. What happened? Lots of things, actually, but mostly, from those I talk to and what I know and what I’ve seen it was this.
Early brood rearing due to an easy winter and [...]
The Holding Yard Dilemma
It’s no secret that holding yards are what make almond pollination possible.
Unless a beekeeper is very, very lucky and finds a spot in the western foothills with blooming crops long into the winter (and usually some distance from any orchards, and always hard to find), a holding yard [...]
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