Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bee Deaths in Minnesota

http://beeinformed.org/2013/05/bee-deaths-in-minnesota/

On May 7, a beekeeper in Minnesota noticed his bees were dying. I went to the beekeeper’s location a few days later and saw all the below symptoms and took samples for the beekeeper. There were bees on the ground with their legs up and twitching. There were bees that, when placed on their backs, couldn’t…

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“Bee” Movies

http://beeinformed.org/2013/05/bee-movies/

Bees truly are everywhere. Even in cinema you can find them. With the anticipation of the 2013 summer movies, I thought I would investigate movies with bees as a main character.  I came across a few classics: The Deadly Bees (1966), Killer Bees (1974) and The Bees (1978). The movie posters are amazing.Then there are…

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Solitary Bee Observation Hives

http://beeinformed.org/2013/05/solitary-bee-observation-hives/

Jordan Arata is a mechanical engineering major at University of Maryland who worked on the native pollinator project in our lab. He is also a member of the beekeeping club on campus and started the UMD apiary on the North Campus Diner. This is his blog entry… As a PollinaTerp, I was tasked with building…

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PollinaTerps

http://beeinformed.org/2013/05/pollinaterps/

Dana Rushovich is an environmental science & policy major at University of Maryland. Her interest in honey bees led her to our lab this semester. This is her blog. Stepping on a bees nest and getting stung 8 times would likely turn any 6 year old off of bees. I was no exception.  I was…

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To Bee Or Not To Bee

http://beeinformed.org/2013/05/to-bee-or-not-to-bee/

Ghonva Ghauri is a pre-med physiology and neurobiology major at University of Maryland. She is part of our ongoing Nosema project which is focused on the examination of individual bees for Nosema spores. Aside from microscopy, Ghonva has shown an interest in how honey bees have become a part of human cultures across the world. This…

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Community health major learns about bees…

http://beeinformed.org/2013/05/community-health-major-learns-about-bees/

Norriss Vassell II is a community health major  studying at the University of Maryland. His curiosity of bees led him to our lab this semester. Here is his blog…Enjoy! I found out I was allergic to bees through being stung and have disliked them a great deal ever since. I undertook this internship to learn…

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