Monthly Archives: December 2012

Undergraduate Research in the vanEngelsdorp Lab

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On December 7th, the undergraduates conducting research in the vanEngelsdorp lab at the University of Maryland gave their final project presentations. The samples our undergrad team analyzed came from a study performed by Jeff Pettis of the USDA Bee Research Lab. The study was based on 6 different apiaries in North Dakota looking to see…

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Ryan Wallace and Nosema

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Ryan Wallace is an undergraduate working on a project in our lab. I would like to share his thoughts… Prior to working with the vanEngelsdorp lab, I had two years of research experience working with the Raupp lab and Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs. However, I quickly learned that my research experience with the vanEngelsdorp lab…

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Academy of Success meets BIP

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The Bee Informed Partnership is growing by leaps and bounds. The overwhelming positive response by our bee keepers has evolved into many participants joining.  Since we are expanding, it only made sense to incorporate the local community. We met with the Ben Barnwell, the director of the Academy of Success to discuss how we can…

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Beeswax Candles

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There is something about the scent of beeswax that always makes me think of the holiday season.  I remember late evenings in my garage next to my dad with pounds and pounds of beeswax ready to be molded into figurines and candles, a tradition we started when he began keeping bees. Even today, our house…

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Queen Pheromones

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A queen secretes her own combination of chemical scents, like a perfume. The queen’s scent gives the worker bees cues about the hive and the condition of the queen. The scent helps control swarming, it inhibits the development of ovaries in the worker bees, it tells the workers if a queen is mated or not,…

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Holiday Honey Treats

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Now that it is smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, my mouth is salivating with the anticipated goodies.  The cookies, cakes, pies, main dishes….yum! Who doesn’t mind a little added holiday treat? One of my favorites is a honey baked ham. It is so delicious that I can’t just have one slice…

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