Bees and Pollinators

Lynn Ketchum

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Beekeeping Apiculture

Various aspects of beekeeping or apiculture, including state inspection programs, beginning basics, income sources and budgets, insurance, Africanized bees, organic certification, and various bee pests and diseases.

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Mason Bees as an Alternative

Since 1994 wild honey bee populations have been devastated by two species of parasitic mites. Many domesticated honey bee colonies have also been lost.

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USDA Economic Research Service Issues Report Land Use, Land Cover, and Pollinator Health: A Review and Trend Analysis

A new study by the USDA Economic Research Service reviews the economic and ecology literature on land use, land cover, and the health of pollinators.

Crops that depend on pollinators account for up...

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Honeybees prioritize well-fed larvae for emergency queen-rearing, study finds

Jun 7, 2018
New research shows that honeybees prioritize the nutritional status of larvae when selecting for a new emergency queen.

By Chris Branam

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Protecting bees from pesticides: Now there’s an app for that

Apr 8, 2016
Farmers and beekeepers can now look up pesticide tables on their smartphones

By Gail Wells

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