From Science Daily When a queen has sex with many different partners, it can increase her risk of infection with venereal disease. It can…
Maryland To Become First State In U.S. To Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides!
Maryland will become the first U.S. state to ban neonicotinoid-containing pesticides to help revive honey bee populations. In 2015, honey bee populations in the state of Maryland declined by 61%, according to the USDA. That startling statistic is two times higher than the national average, which is why beekeepers are celebrating the state’s recent decision to …
For the first time in the U.S., bees have been placed under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
The familiar buzz of a bumble bee is one of those summer sounds that is easy to take for granted. They buzz during courtship. They buzz when alarmed. But they also buzz to collect pollen.
Here are most of the links that Tammy Horn spoke of at our September meeting.
Here’s the pollinator plan for KY. Note, you will likely have to copy/paste this link because it’s a PDF and many browsers can’t handle them well.
The public forum on this will be Nov.05th, which is the Fall KY State Beekeepers Association Meeting at Jenny Wiley State Park.
The Honey Bee Health Coalition:
Here’s a link to Scientific Beekeeping on which you can find instructions on how to collect samples for varroa, etc. research:
Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees
(via Beevangelist )
Minnesota’s governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
Since concern about widespread honey bee colony losses began 10 years ago, there have been surveys carried out to assess winter losses in North America and many European countries. So far, the picture in China, the largest beekeeping country in the world, has been unclear. Now for the first time, information about winter losses from a large-scale survey carried out from 2010-13 has been published.
Is Your Popcorn Killing Bees?
Orville Redenbacher’s, the biggest popcorn brand, refuses to join its competitors in ending the use of seeds coated with bee-killing neonics.
New Zealand Features Honey Bee on World’s First Silver Hexagonal Coin with Resin Inclusion