Beekeepers in the Bluegrass
Association Meeting Information

The Bluegrass Beekeepers meet monthly throughout the year excluding January and August. The meetings are the second Monday of each month and include an always fabulous potluck starting at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are held at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Bees In The News

Antibiotic resistance among disease-causing bacteria is of global concern, as some last-resort drugs can no longer cure common illnesses such as urinary tract infections. To make matters worse, researchers from Arizona State University and Norwegian University of Life Sciences have discovered that our very own gut bacteria may be perpetuating the resistance. Scientists uncovered this startling finding while investigating the microbial life in honey bee guts.

Source: asunow.asu.edu/20171215-asu-scientists-discover-gut-bacteria-bees-spread-antibiotic-resistant-genes-each-other

via @Beevangelist

Mary Sheldon is doing a study involving whether there is an increase in pesticides in honey from urban beekeepers from companies spraying for “Zika mosquitoes”.  She needs some samples from beekeepers. Below is the link for the application to get your honey tested. She needs about a pound of honey to test from everyone. There are only 20 spots available for the tests but the tests are free. 

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