Posts Tagged: gigapan

Wax Moth Damage

http://beeinformed.org/2012/07/wax-moth-damage/

One of this summer’s projects involves documenting a frame that is succumbing to a wax moth infestation. As I am finding out, through this documentation, wax moths are a highly destructive moth that attack honey bee frames, chewing their way through comb and wood and devastating an already weak colony. The damage is rapid, dirty,…

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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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Lights, Camera, Action!

http://beeinformed.org/2011/06/lights-camera-action/

This past Monday two, large packages arrived at the USDA bearing my name. I had been expecting them for some time now and was ready to fight with their contents and win (and I think I have). Let me back up a second, when I first I arrived at the USDA I was told one…

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Colletes inaequalis congregation area

This is a large congregation of Colletes inaequalis, commonly known as the “Mining Bee.” This natural phenomenon occurs between March and July. The bee ranges from Nova Scotia, Canada south to Georgia, United States. This bee is known to be polylectic (diverse forage), but can specialize on pollinating apples. Colletes will fly about a half…

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Packing for Sampling Trips

As Rob prepares to take one last trip to California (early May) to complete the field work for the National Honey Bee Survey I was reminded of this Gigapan. I chose to post this panorama because it illustrates the kind of thought and time that goes into our sampling trips. Keep in mind that this…

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Deadout Yard

I took this Gigapan on a sampling trip this winter in California.  Rob and I were collecting samples for the National Honey Bee Survey when we got a call from a beekeeper that was experiencing some pretty high losses.  The beekeeper explained to us that he had lost more than 60 percent of his colonies…

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In the field: National Honey Bee Survey

This post comes in from Rob Snyder. This is a gigapan of Pat Stayer’s Queen Production operation. In the image they are breaking up large colonies into smaller nucleus colonies. These nucleus colonies will have a queen cell placed inside each hive. The nucleus colonies are then located in apiaries called “Mating Yards.” This yard…

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Where’s Mike Andree?

Can you find honey bee Crop Protection Agent, Mike Andree in this gigapan? Hint: He is sitting down on the job. See if you can find Mike Andree and tell him to get back to work. Use the navigator tools in the Gigapan window. To view this gigapan at gigapan.org, click here

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National Honey Bee Survey

This is a panorama of our lab building sampling kits for the National Honey Bee Survey out of our living room in State College, PA. Questions and Answers about The National Honey Bee Survey can be found at this link. See snapshots and more detail about making up these sample kits at gigapan.org This year…

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Unhealthy Honey Bee Frame Gigapan

This image is a Gigapan, which means you can use the navigation controls to zoom in and examine the unhealthy brood. This panorama was taken at a quarantined apiary managed near Newport, Pennsylvania to study honey bee diseases. The diseased hives were donated by a commercial beekeeper, who was to donate several of his unhealthiest…

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