Posts By: Karen Rennich

Joe Traynor’s Post-Pollination Letter

http://beeinformed.org/2014/03/joe-traynors-post-pollination-letter/

To many beekeepers who keep a few colonies in their backyard or even for some who have 50 or 100 colonies, moving bees to pollination is not something they would ever consider.  Just like reading the Travel section in the paper or travelogues by seasoned globetrotters, arm chair beekeepers can read what happened in almonds…

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Regional Reports – Hot off the Press!

The regional management reports from the 2012-2013 Winter Loss and Management surveys are posted here: http://beeinformed.org/results-categories/regional-results/ Click on the map in your area of interest and you will be taken to all significant results for that region in pdf format.  Because we are only posting those results that showed significant differences, report content may vary from…

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Solar wax melter made even easier…

http://beeinformed.org/2013/07/solar-wax-melter-made-even-easier/

It is hot, oppressively hot.  At this time of year in Maryland, no one wants to work in the colonies and the bees don’t really want you in there either – they make that perfectly clear.  Most beekeepers have extracted some honey by now and may have a stockpile of wax lying about.  It is…

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Coming soon – BIP Hive Scales

http://beeinformed.org/2013/07/coming-soon-bip-hive-scales/

We have been working for over a year to develop a BIP hive scale that will enable beekeepers and beekeeping clubs to gather and use data from their own hives to follow nectar flows, honey production, swarm alerts, theft alerts and other valuable data about what is happening within their own colony.  Having these data…

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Survey Time: An Appeal to Our Greater Good

http://beeinformed.org/2012/04/survey-time-an-appeal-to-our-greater-good/

For a great many of us, it is as easy to slip into apathy as it is to succumb to eating our children’s Easter candy – especially the chocolate peanut butter cups.  We sometime remove ourselves from involvement and responsibility of the larger social structure because, well, we think someone else will take care of…

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Teamwork

http://beeinformed.org/2011/11/teamwork/

The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake. The five most important words: You did a good job. The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion? The three most important words: If you please. The two most important words: Thank You. The one most important word: We. The least important word:…

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Beekeeping and The Way of the Ninja

http://beeinformed.org/2011/06/beekeeping-and-the-legend-of-ninja-cowboy-bear/

I love books.  I love the way they feel in your hands and the way they smell, but more importantly, I love them for the places that they take us, how they bring people together and all that we learn along the way.  As a mother, I make it a priority to pass on this…

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Bee Informed Partnership Press Release!

http://beeinformed.org/2011/05/bee-informed-partnership-press-release/

Today began much like any other day; a cup of coffee while answering emails before settling into the real tasks of the day.  Many of us have been working on this project as a small team for over 3 months. In anticipation of NIFA announcing our 5 year grant, our work has been infused with…

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