Posts By: Liana Teigen

Bears and Bees in the Sunshine State

https://beeinformed.org/2015/06/bears-and-bees-in-the-sunshine-state/

Compared to viruses, Varroa mites, Nosema, pesticide damage, and the myriad of other problems we are facing, bears (Florida black bears of course) are one of the more (if not the most) straightforward problems beekeepers have in terms of keeping their bees alive. On most occasions a good electric fence will do the trick, but…

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“Winter” Beekeeping in Florida

https://beeinformed.org/2014/11/winter-beekeeping-in-florida/

It’s cold outside. All 50 states experienced freezing temperatures at the same time this past week for the first time since 1976. While these surprisingly low fall temperatures maybe old hat for the rest of the country, it’s a little on the cool side for those of us in Florida. At 20°F, Jacksonville, FL experienced…

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Beekeeping Equipment: Excluders!

https://beeinformed.org/2014/05/beekeeping-equipment-excluders/

The options for beekeeping equipment are seemingly endless. Lids, hive tools, suits, smokers, pallets or bottom boards; even backyard beekeepers need a lot of stuff. But how much of this equipment is really necessary? The answer is probably not much, but it definitely makes certain aspects of beekeeping easier. Today I want to look at…

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South Florida Bee College

https://beeinformed.org/2013/08/south-florida-bee-college/

Hi everybody, My name is Liana Teigen and I recently joined BIP to be a part of the FL/GA tech team. I am based out of the Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab (HBREL) at the University of Florida in Gainesville where I’ve had the pleasure to work with Jamie Ellis for the past several…

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