Variability in Varroa Mite Treatments
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by Stephanie Bayerl
14h ago
Same concentration, different outcome: understanding variability in varroa mite treatments By: Véto-Pharma Table of contents 1. A higher concentration does not guarantee greater efficacy 2. Identical concentration, divergent bee mortality rates 3. Understanding the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics 4. The impact of residues on bee well-being and resistance development Key points to remember Miticide Resistance: Inevitable Fate or Manageable Risk? How to reduce the Impact of Residues when fighting against Varroa Varroa Guide – North America version The relentless assault of Varroa ..read more
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Dr. Jeff Pettis joins Terra Vera
Bee Culture Magazine
by Stephanie Bayerl
2d ago
Dr. Jeff Pettis, Honey Bee Health Expert, Joins Terra Vera as a Technical AdvisorAgtech innovation company expands the reach of its bee protection and health optimization solutions Albuquerque, NM (May 15, 2024) — Agriculture technology innovator Terra Vera is proud to announce that Dr. Jeff Pettis, a renowned entomologist who specializes in apiculture and honey bee health, has joined the company as an advisor and industry consultant. The appointment of Dr. Pettis coincides with Terra Vera’s expanding research and initiatives to preserve bee colonies, which are often threatened ..read more
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UF Two Bees in a Podcast
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by Stephanie Bayerl
3d ago
Episode 164: The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish (ELAP) Program In this episode of Two Bees in a Podcast, released on May 14, 2024, Dr. Jamie Ellis and Amy Vu speak with Seth Cross, a National Program Manager for ELAP with the Farm Service Agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about what he manages on the national level: the emergency assistance for livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish (ELAP) program. This episode concludes with a Q&A segment. Check out our website: ufhoneybee.com, for additional resources from today’s episode. List ..read more
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How a High-School Beekeeper Made Her Way to USDA Honey Bee Researcher
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by Stephanie Bayerl
4d ago
Elizabeth (Liz) Walsh, Ph.D., is a research scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), in the Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research unit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here, Walsh poses beside a small honey bee swarm on a tree branch on her first day at the USDA-ARS in May 2022. (Photo by Kate Ihle) Brought to you by the Entomological Society of America Written by: Pierre Lau, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the next article in the “Standout ECPs” series contributed by the Entomological Society of America’s Early Career Professional ..read more
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Tropilaelaps
Bee Culture Magazine
by Emma Wadel
5d ago
An underestimated threat? By: Maggie Gill Tropilaelaps on bee larvae Tropilaelaps are a parasitic mite that naturally infests the giant Asian honey bee species Apis dorsata. Much like varroa, they can live and reproduce in honey bee colonies feeding on brood, and again like varroa, they have jumped species from their native host to our Western honey bees Apis mellifera. However, unlike giant Asian honey bees, who have had millions of years to co-evolve with Tropilaelaps and develop natural defenses, Tropilaelaps have a devastating effect on our Western honey bees and cause significant colony ..read more
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Beekeeping Opportunities for Veterans
Bee Culture Magazine
by Stephanie Bayerl
1w ago
Free Farming and Beekeeping Opportunities for Veterans Many Veterans are finding farming and beekeeping to be therapeutic and meaningful, and this work often comes with a community Veterans can rely on. A variety of free opportunities exclusively for Veterans interested in beekeeping or agricultural programs are listed below. If you know of any other, please list it in the comments so we can include. Farming U.S. Department of Agriculture Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides financial, educational, or business and training resources through ..read more
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Honey Bee Egg Sampling
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by Stephanie Bayerl
1w ago
Eggs sampling as an effective tool for identifying the incidence of viruses in honey bees involved in artificial queen rearing Laura Šimenc, Ivan Toplak, Dirk C. de Graaf, LiCaio E. C. Domingues,  na De Smet, Wim Verbeke, Luc Peelman, Leticia S. Ansaloni & Aleš Gregorc Scientific Reports volume 14, Article number: 9612 (2024) Cite this article Abstract The Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica) plays an essential role in crop pollination, environment diversity, and the production of honey bee products. However, the health of individual honey ..read more
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Congolese Woman Excels in Beekeeping
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by Stephanie Bayerl
1w ago
By Zanem Nety Zaidi, VOA Voice of America GOMA, DR CONGO — In the eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo, women entrepreneurs in Goma continue to catch the eye of the business world, thanks to their creativity and resilience. Thirty-year-old Deborah Nzarubara is one of Central Africa’s pioneers of beekeeping, repeatedly recognized worldwide for the quality of her honey and its contribution to environmental preservation. Armed with courage and the desire to face down the myth that women and bees can’t cohabitate, she’s become a world-renowned beekeeper. When she was growing u ..read more
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UF Two Bees in a Podcast
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by Stephanie Bayerl
1w ago
Episode 163: Sideline Beekeeping in Ecuador In this episode of Two Bees in a Podcast, released on May 7, 2024, Dr. Jamie Ellis and Amy Vu speak with Manuel Cornejo—a sideline beekeeper from Ecuador—about what it’s like to be a beekeeper in Ecuador and some of its unique aspects. This episode concludes with a Q&A segment. Check out our website: ufhoneybee.com, for additional resources from today’s episode. Listen here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ufhbrel/episodes/Episode-163-Sideline-Beekeeping-in-Ecuador-e2jat6h ..read more
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The 2023-2024 US Beekeeping Survey is Live!
Bee Culture Magazine
by Stephanie Bayerl
1w ago
Hosted by: Apiary Inspectors of America and Auburn University Spring has sprung in most parts of the country, which means it’s time to take the pulse of the beekeeping industry by recording managed honey bee colony losses and beekeeping practices across the United States. Results of colony loss and management surveys are important in many ways, from helping to raise awareness and resources for beekeeping, to setting research directions within our great network of land-grant universities. Because the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) is no longer administering an annual survey, Auburn University ..read more
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