Posts By: The Bee Informed Team

2013 – 2014 National Management Survey

http://beeinformed.org/2014/09/2013-2014-national-management-survey/

The Bee Informed Partnership is proud to release the results of the  fourth annual National Management Survey for years 2013 – 2014.  The results from this survey represent 564,522 colonies, 21.7%  of the country’s 2.6 million colonies*. The National Management Survey, conducted since 2010, takes an epidemiological approach to acquire a greater understanding of the effects…

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Colony Loss 2013-2014

http://beeinformed.org/2014/05/colony-loss-2013-2014/

Preliminary Results: Honey Bee Colony Losses in the United States, 2013-2014 May 6, 2014 Dennis vanEngelsdorp1*, Nathalie Steinhauer1, Karen Rennich1, Michael Wilson2, Kathy Baylis3, Dewey M. Caron4, Keith S. Delaplane5, Jamie Ellis6, Kathleen Lee7, Eugene J. Lengerich8, Jeff Pettis9, Robyn Rose10, Ramesh Sagili4, John Skinner2, Angela M. Spleen8, David R. Tarpy11, Dominic Travis7, James T….

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Colony Loss Survey 2012 – 2013

http://beeinformed.org/2014/05/colony-loss-survey-2012-2013/

A national survey of managed honey bee 2012-2013 annual colony losses in the USA: results from the Bee Informed Partnership Abstract: For the past six years in which overwintering mortality of honey bee colonies has been surveyed in the USA, estimates of colony loss have fluctuated around one-third of the national population. Here we report…

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A “House Moment” in a Bee Lab Continued: Making the Connection

http://beeinformed.org/2014/01/a-house-moment-in-a-bee-lab-part-2/

Remember our recent report concerning pesticides? I used a chemical reference database to go through the list and see if I could find any that were lipid-soluble. While many pesticides I looked at were not lipid-soluble, the four chemicals implicated in increasing honeybee vulnerability of Nosema infection in the study above are lipid-soluble. The clearest…

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A “House Moment” in a Bee Lab: Background

http://beeinformed.org/2014/01/a-house-moment-in-a-bee-lab-part-1/

The Bee Informed Partnership laboratory at University of Maryland, College Park participated in research to test for the presence of a wide range of pesticides in pollen samples of commercial honeybees. We wanted to know what bees were eating, how many pesticides were present in bee food and at what concentrations, and how pesticide use…

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Healthy Advantages of Working in the “Bee Lab”

http://beeinformed.org/2013/12/healthy-advantages-of-working-in-the-bee-lab/

I was fortunate enough to spend my semester interning for the VanEngledorp lab. Throughout my internship I got a firsthand look at how a lab functions and was able to participate. Mainly I would clean and prep samples for the various services this lab provides for apiaries. However, occasionally I would help with checking apiary…

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An Intern’s Intro to Honey Bees

http://beeinformed.org/2013/12/an-interns-intro-to-honey-bees/

This past semester, I have been working as an undergraduate intern in Dr. vanEngelsdorp’s honey bee lab at the University of Maryland. My previous bee knowledge consisted of only a few fun facts learned in intro biology courses and some honey extracting methods learned while working with another professor in the entomology department here at…

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Working at the NCSU Bee Lab

http://beeinformed.org/2013/10/working-at-the-ncsu-bee-lab/

Jordan Arata, one of our undergraduates who worked for our lab this summer was ‘stationed’ at the North Carolina State University lab working with Dr. David Tarpy.  He details his experiences below.  Jordan is also President of the UMD Apiary club. This summer I had the pleasure of working and learning at David Tarpy’s honey…

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