Posts Tagged: Colony inspections and surveys

Beekeeping Enters the Cloud

http://beeinformed.org/2012/10/beekeeping-enters-the-cloud/

Being at the intersection of computing and beekeeping affords unique opportunities for me to share my love of beekeeping.  Beekeeping Enters the Cloud was the catchy title for a talk I gave at the Microsoft Research Cloud Futures 2011 conference where I explained how cloud computing is being used to address the problem of high…

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BIP Survey Winner

The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) was able to draw in 5,543 U.S. beekeepers to our latest 2011/2012 winter loss survey. This number of respondents represents an estimated 20% of beekeepers in the U.S. who manage over 14.6% of the country’s estimated 2.49 million colonies. We’re hoping to get even more next year and to do…

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Beekeeper Reports

http://beeinformed.org/2012/08/beekeeper-reports/

It’s incredible how fast time can pass when you are enthralled in something new and exciting. I have been in California for more than a year and it seems like yesterday that I was standing in my parent’s driveway saying good bye to my mom, dad, and brothers as Rob and I loaded up his…

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Hive History

http://beeinformed.org/2012/05/hive-history/

The summer sampling period began 10 days ago with the sixteen beekeepers participating in the Bee Informed Partnership. This sampling period places an emphasis on determining Varroa mite and Nosema levels prior to beekeepers treating with medicines this year. Most beekeepers will try to have their mite treatments in 30 days prior to the nectar…

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It’s That Time Again!

http://beeinformed.org/2012/04/its-that-time-again/

Well, it’s started. No, not the ‘bee work,’ or the experiments, or our Winter Management Survey, while they have all started too, that is not what I am referring to. What I am referring to is the GigaPan camera rig that I became so familiar with last summer, my baby, if you will. The cause…

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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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Almonds, Corn & Honey Bees

http://beeinformed.org/2012/02/3428/

The past two times I have traveled to California for the National Honey Bee Survey sampling we have also taken a look at some specific bees that have been moved from across the country to California for the almond pollination. The bees are Zac Browning’s who is a migratory beekeeper in North Dakota and his…

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Bees in bare almonds

http://beeinformed.org/2012/02/bees-in-bare-almonds/

Right now, beekeepers are pretty much done with moving bees across the country and into the almonds. The beekeepers we work with are doing the same thing – moving colonies from their different yard locations across Northern California into the almonds. Now, everyone is anxiously awaiting bloom. The Blue Diamond Almond company has a website…

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