Posts Categorized: In The Lab

The NEW Bee and Pollinator Research Lab Breaks Ground at the University of Minnesota!

https://beeinformed.org/2015/08/18/the-new-bee-and-pollinator-research-lab-breaks-ground-at-the-university-of-minnesota/

  On August 2 and 3, 2015, we had an amazing series of groundbreaking festivities to celebrate the construction of the new Bee and Pollinator Research Lab, that will be built on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota beginning this fall. Beekeepers and friends from across the nation came to celebrate with…

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Varroa Mite Field Sample Processing Video

https://beeinformed.org/2014/12/09/varroa-mite-field-sample-processing-video/

In our lab, we benefit from a diverse repertoire of individuals coming from varied backgrounds.  Working at a university includes the benefit of having motivated students with unique skills ready to use their talents.  Byron Mariani, a Sophomore Kinesiology Major, is one of these students who began working at the Bee Informed Partnership Lab at…

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November Bee Lab Varroa and Nosema Results

https://beeinformed.org/2014/12/04/november-bee-lab-varroa-and-nosema-results/

Although the official start of winter does not begin for a few weeks, bitter cold air has spread across much of the northern region. The Minnesota and Oregon Tech Teams finished up their sampling at the end of October, so the honey bee samples received this month were all from the California team (where they…

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Honey Bee Viral Analysis

https://beeinformed.org/2014/11/17/honey-bee-viral-analysis/

The APHIS National Honey Bee Survey (NHBS) is a comprehensive physical examination of apiaries throughout the United Stated.  The NHBS began in 2009 in order to address rising concerns over the health and sustainability of honey bee populations.  The NHBS was funded by USDA-APHIS and is a collaboration between the University of Maryland and the…

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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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September Bee Lab Varroa and Nosema Results

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

The beekeeping season keeps many busy in the spring through the fall and the Maryland lab is no exception. Traditionally, September is our busiest month for sample processing as most of the tech teams are sending in the last round of samples from the field. We also are spending more time reviewing disease load trends…

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