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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Let me first start by saying the last three years have been a wonderful experience. I am so incredibly lucky to have spent them with some of the most amazing, ambitious, fun loving and dedicated individuals one could ever meet. … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Karen Baik is a communications major studying at the University of Maryland. In the fall she took the course Pollinators in Crisis by Dr. Hawthorne. Coincidentally, her TA was Nathalie Steinhauer, who is a member of the Beeinformed team. Once … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Preliminary Results: Honey Bee Colony Losses in the United States, Winter 2012-2013 EMBARGOED UNTIL MAY 7th. May 1, 2013 Dennis vanEngelsdorp1*, Nathalie Steinhauer1, Karen Rennich1, Jeffery Pettis2, Eugene J. Lengerich3, David Tarpy4, Keith S. Delaplane5, Angela M. Spleen3, James T. … Continue reading
A national survey of managed honey bee 2011-12 winter colony losses in the United States: results from the Bee Informed Partnership
Published in the Journal of Apicultural Research, this survey in its sixth consecutive year, reports the winter 2011 – 2012 losses in the USA at 22.5%.
Angela M Spleen, Eugene J Lengerich, Karen Rennich, Dewey Caron, Robyn Rose, Jeff S Pettis, Mark Henson, James T Wilkes, Michael Wilson, Jennie Stitzinger, Kathleen Lee, Michael Andree, Robert Snyder and Dennis vanEngelsdorp, for the Bee Informed Partnership. 2013. A national survey of managed honey bee 2011-12 winter colony losses in the United States: results from the Bee Informed Partnership. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(2): 44-53.