Monthly Archives: February 2012

Almonds, Corn & Honey Bees

http://beeinformed.org/2012/02/3428/

The past two times I have traveled to California for the National Honey Bee Survey sampling we have also taken a look at some specific bees that have been moved from across the country to California for the almond pollination. The bees are Zac Browning’s who is a migratory beekeeper in North Dakota and his…

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President’s Address to AIA 2011

Below is an address I recently gave to the AIA First off, I would like to thank the people who worked hard to arrange this meeting. You have all noticed that we are a bit decentralized out here, and I’m sure you can imagine the logistics to organize shuttles, security, catering, in addition to planning…

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Bees in bare almonds

http://beeinformed.org/2012/02/bees-in-bare-almonds/

Right now, beekeepers are pretty much done with moving bees across the country and into the almonds. The beekeepers we work with are doing the same thing – moving colonies from their different yard locations across Northern California into the almonds. Now, everyone is anxiously awaiting bloom. The Blue Diamond Almond company has a website…

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Killer Bees

http://beeinformed.org/2012/02/killer-bees/

Killer bees. We have probably all heard them mentioned at some point and time. As a child hearing about them scared the pants off me. Today, this is probably the second most popular question I get after I explain that I work with honey bees. 1. Do you get stung?! And 2. Are killer bees…

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