Posts Categorized: Around the Country

Pesticide Cost-Share

Dr. Maryann Frazier at Penn State received funding from Project Apis mellifera (PAm) to run pesticide samples for interested beekeepers at a 50% discount of $80 for each samples for miticides or $142 per sample for the full screen of 171 pesticides, compared to $160 for miticides or $284 for the full 171 pesticide analysis…

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American Beekeeping Federation Conference

https://beeinformed.org/2012/01/19/american-beekeeping-fenderation-conference/

I spent the last week in Las Vegas at the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) annual conference. Some years the American Honey Producers, the Apiary Inspectors of America, the American Beekeeping Research Conference, and the ABF all meet together. Joint meetings are the best meetings since so many people make it out. If the meetings are…

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Coconuts

https://beeinformed.org/2011/12/20/coconuts/

I ended my day last Thursday by using a hive tool to break into a fresh coconut with Lauren Rusert on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. From  December 4-18, I was in Hawaii working with the queen breeders to introduce them to the BIP program. Lauren and her boss Danielle Downey run an apiary program…

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What’s Happening…

Last week Rob, Katie, and I traveled to Rohnert Park, CA for the California State Beekeepers Association Convention.  The three of us presented Tuesday morning, introducing our work with California bee breeders.  There were many good speakers at the convention whose work and presentations helped to spark conversation in the hallway.  The fun part, for…

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San Diego

https://beeinformed.org/2011/11/16/san-diego/

This past week I traveled to San Diego and the Central Valley to help with the National Honey Bee sampling. It was a wonderful experience that opened my eyes to the world of large scale beekeeping.  It was a hectic week but it made it all the more interesting. The beekeepers and operations I had…

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National Arboretum

https://beeinformed.org/2011/11/01/national-arboretum/

This week I had a great opportunity to take a trip downtown to the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. As we progress further into the crisp fall, the bee work is slowing down as the nectar flow has stopped and the weather prevents the bees from moving about extensively.  We made a trip to the…

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Samoan Honey

https://beeinformed.org/2011/10/31/samoan-honey/

Dan Gordon, a hobby beekeeper and his wife, Becky, were kind enough to have me over for dinner last week. Besides cooking the best squash dish I ever had, he gave me a jar of honey. This was no ordinary honey. He purchased it from the only commercial beekeeper in the small country of Samoa…

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