Posts Categorized: Blog

Himalayan Blackberry: Beauty or Beast?

https://beeinformed.org/2017/07/06/himalayan-blackberry-beauty-or-beast/

  As a new member of the Pacific Northwest Tech Team, I have been fascinated by the wide variety of cultivated, native, and invasive bee-friendly plants in the region. Coming from the arid Sacramanto Valley of Northern California, the lush greenery and cool mountains have been a welcome change as well. One thing I have…

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Tart Cherry Pollination

https://beeinformed.org/2017/06/21/tart-cherry-pollination/

The summer of 2017 is an exciting time for the Bee Informed Partnership as industry support and beekeeper interest has facilitated the expansion of a new BIP Tech Transfer Team based in Michigan. This expansion into a new territory means learning about the specifics of the local landscape, agricultural systems and beekeeping calendar in order…

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Preliminary: 2016-2017 State Total and Average Losses

https://beeinformed.org/2017/05/26/preliminary-2016-2017-state-total-and-average-losses/

The Bee Informed Partnership has released preliminary state losses for 2016-2017. If there are fewer than 5 respondents in a state, we will not release those numbers to preserve confidentiality. These tables represent Annual loss, Winter Loss and Summer Loss. We also report Total Loss and Average Loss. For further details regarding the difference between Total and…

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California Gets Wet

https://beeinformed.org/2017/04/07/13125/

It has been a few weeks since we left California, but it had me head over heels with spring in full force. Beautiful flowers like lupine, fiddleneck, and rosemary have replaced all the almond flowers that the bees came here for. Beekeepers are the midst of moving their bees back home by the truckload. Northwest…

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2016 Sentinel Apiary Program Results

https://beeinformed.org/2017/03/13/2016-sentinel-apiary-program-results/

With the help of beekeepers all over the country, we have successfully completed our second year of the Sentinel Apiary Program! In 2016, 28 beekeepers from 16 states worked with us. Together we: Sampled and monitored the health of 289 colonies Processed 1,229 samples for Varroa and Nosema Shared data from 32 hive scales Collaborated with our beekeeping…

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