Posts Categorized: Around the Country

“Winter” Beekeeping in Florida

https://beeinformed.org/2014/11/21/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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BIP goes to Seaside

https://beeinformed.org/2014/11/17/bip-goes-to-seaside/

The Bee Informed Partnership was well represented at the Oregon State Beekeepers Association annual meeting held Nov. 6-8 in Seaside, Oregon. OSBA Vice President and BIP advisory committee member Dr. Dewey Caron directed events over the weekend and delivered a talk titled “How to Locally Rear Selected-Stock Queens”. The conference was attended by 250 people…

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October Bee Lab Varroa and Nosema Results

https://beeinformed.org/2014/11/10/october-bee-lab-varroa-and-nosema-results/

The Maryland lab has been very busy this past month! We temporarily relocated our sample processing while our lab undergoes a remodel. This remodel will permit us to process a larger number of samples. For the month of October (10/2-10/29/14), numerous samples were processed in the Maryland Bee lab.  The lab examined 1448 varroa and…

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Summer: Cycle of Northern California Bee Breeder

https://beeinformed.org/2012/10/05/5396/

The graphic above illustrates the basic cycle of beekeeping during the summer season in northern California. Things like applying treatments and feeding are management decisions based on what the bees are doing in response to the environment around them. Feeding and treating is operation specific and location dependent. Think of treatment windows in terms of…

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Cycle of a Northern CA Bee Breeder

https://beeinformed.org/2012/07/10/cycle-of-a-northern-ca-bee-breeder/

Most commercial beekeepers will tell you that beekeeping has changed dramatically in the last 30 years coinciding with the arrival of Varroa mites in the late 80’s. It seems as though things have been in a constant state of change since then as beekeepers and scientists scramble to understand the complexities of Varroa, viruses, Nosema…

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The Midwest at its Best

https://beeinformed.org/2012/06/19/the-midwest-at-its-best/

Not many Californians would jump at the opportunity to spend their summer in Minnesota and North Dakota, but not many Californians work with bees either. I was glad to be given the opportunity to work with Katie Lee in the Bee Informed Partnership and pack my bags and relocate to St. Paul at the beginning…

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California Experience

Two weeks ago I wrote a blog about a trip taken to the Ishi Wilderness. In that blog I introduced an Engineering student from Ohio State University named Eric Percel. Eric has since returned to Ohio where he has taken an internship with an engineering firm for the summer. I asked Eric if he minded…

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