Posts By: Ellen Topitzhofer

Emergency response team for crashing colonies

https://beeinformed.org/2018/11/20/emergency-response-team-for-crashing-colonies/

Tech-Transfer Teams provide third-party documentation of emergency events, such as acute pesticide poisoning, for beekeepers who request this service. The Northwest team responds to at least two emergency calls every year. BIP Tech Teams provide a complete colony health assessment during these calls to help find the underlying issue or at least rule out other…

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Blister Beetle on Honey Bees

https://beeinformed.org/2017/11/09/blister-beetle-on-honey-bees/

As a Technical Transfer Team member, I have a unique perspective of beekeeping. We get to see operations of all different sizes and styles, and we see bees of varying degrees of health, strength, and occasionally odd situations. One day this fall, we noticed a particularly odd occurrence: strange orange larvae on the thorax of…

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