Posts By: Karen Rennich

A time of Thanks and Giving – 2017

https://beeinformed.org/2017/11/28/a-time-of-thanks-and-giving-2017/

IT IS GIVING TUESDAY! The Bee Informed Partnership’s – our friends call us BIP – mission is to help beekeepers keep colonies alive using real world data.  We have come a long way in the last 5 years, and we couldn’t have done it without beekeeper participation.  But running BIP costs money, and while we…

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Please help Puerto Rico’s honey bees

https://beeinformed.org/2017/10/26/please-help-puerto-ricos-honey-bees/

We are pleased to have Val Dolcini, the President and CEO of Pollinator Partnership as our guest blogger. Help Contribute to the beekeepers and honey bees in Puerto Rico As the US moves into winter with some beekeepers feeding heavily to make sure their bees have enough stores until spring, imagine trying to maintain active colonies…

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Varroa Destructor Virus-1: It’s here…

https://beeinformed.org/2017/10/10/varroa-destructor-virus-1-its-here/

This blog has been updated from the original blog posted on October 10, 2017. As of this date, December 12, 2017, the final paper describing the work below has been published and can by found in it’s entirety at this link at Nature.com **************************** One of the best things about working in research is that…

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Technical Transfer Team Job Posting – We are growing!

https://beeinformed.org/2016/09/09/technical-transfer-team-job-posting-we-are-growing/

The Bee Informed Partnership (www.beeinformed.org) is seeking additional Technical Transfer Team  members to work with commercial beekeepers in the following states: Minnesota (serving beekeepers in MN and ND), Florida (serving beekeepers in FL and GA), Texas (serving beekeepers in TX and ND), and possibly two new teams in the northern Midwest and Northeast. Teams will serve…

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MOMs and BIP in one location – please stop by!

https://beeinformed.org/2016/06/20/moms-and-bip-in-one-location-please-stop-by/

  For our local supporters, MOMs Organic Market in DC is donating 5% of their proceeds this Wednesday, June 22nd, to the Bee Informed Partnership. Please shop from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ivy City location, come and meet part of our lab team at the store, get some great food for the…

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The BIP Box: June

https://beeinformed.org/2016/06/15/bip-box-june/

Welcome to The BIP Box! The BIP Box is a new feature in partnership with PAm. Here we will give you short updates on our BIP Tech Teams and BIP projects.  We look forward to partnering with PAm to help get the word out on BIP activities through their newsletter.  Please join us here each month to…

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The BIP Box: May

https://beeinformed.org/2016/06/15/bip-box-may/

May showers bring June flowers…and the BIP National Loss Survey results The month of May always heralds the release of preliminary results from our BIP National Loss survey. But before we get into the results and what those mean, May Tech Team sampling resulted in averages of Nosema and Varroa loads across all tech teams…

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The BIP Box: April

https://beeinformed.org/2016/06/15/12543/

A busy April…and, as always, a challenging month for weather As we wait for the results from the almond bee bread samples taken in February and March, our teams are gearing up for a very busy season. It is always fascinating to follow crop pollination events, find out who is making splits, how queen production…

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The BIP Box: March Madness

https://beeinformed.org/2016/06/15/bip-box-march-madness/

Splitting colonies coming out of almonds this year has been difficult for some of our beekeepers affected by the sudden loss of much of the brood raised near the end of almond pollination. The jury is still out, but symptoms look very similar to the bee kill that occurred in 2014 and may be due…

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