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2010/2011 Winter Honey Bee Losses Down

Released May 23, 2011 by Extension.org WASHINGTON — Total losses from managed honey bee colonies nationwide were 30 percent from all causes for the 2010/2011 winter, according to the annual survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA). This is roughly similar to total losses reported in similar surveys done in the four previous … [Read more...]

Queen of the Sun

I found an interesting review on the Queen of the Sun by Bonnie King at Salem News In Oregan, I thought you might enjoy reading. The link to the full review is at the bottom: In Oregon, honeybees have been long respected as an integral part of the food chain, as they are in other "bread basket" areas. Mother Nature mandates that pollination occur for crops to produce at any reasonable level, … [Read more...]

Beekeeping: Somebody has to do it!

From Farm and Dairy an article by Susan Mykrantz WOOSTER, Ohio — “We can always find bees, but we can’t always find beekeepers,” said Dr. James Tew, Ohio State University Extension bee specialist. “I can’t look at people and tell what makes them become beekeepers.” Speaker Tew was the keynote speaker at the 2011 Ohio State University Extension and Tri-County Beekeepers’ Workshop, March … [Read more...]

CATCH THE BUZZ – How Much Honey, Really…

CATCH THE BUZZ - How Much Honey, Really... EZezine What the 2010 Honey numbers don’t tell you. On Friday, Feb 25, at 3:00 PM, the USDA ARS released the results of their annual honey industry survey. It is an eagerly awaited report by most in the industry, and many in affiliated industries…like growers needing pollination, businesses using honey, and suppliers selling to beekeepers. Lots … [Read more...]

Beekeeping and Pollinator Groups Meet with EPA

PENSACOLA, Fla. (January 24, 2011) - Last week representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the pesticide industry met with university researchers, conservationists and beekeeping groups in Florida to discuss the way that pesticide risks to bees are evaluated. The conference, which was organized by the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), is … [Read more...]