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Honey Bees & Pollinator Health

A list of resources about honey bees, beekeeping, and pollinator health.

By Ramesh Sagili, Andony Melathopoulos, Gail Langellotto, | Collection

Sampling for Varroa Mites

Left unchecked, varroa mites can severely damage the colony and lead to collapse. Visual inspection of honey bee adults is not a reliable way to monitor for varroa. This video demonstrates two methods for sampling a colony for varroa mites: the alcohol wash and the powdered sugar shake.

By Carolyn Breece, | Video

Honey bee colony loss, herbicide related?

Greetings, I lost 16 out of 20 honey bee hives in Summer Lake valley between October and December of 2018, all were strong hives with at least a deep hive body of surplus honey stores. another beekeeper in the valley lost all of his hives, same scenario, they did not die in the hive. Need to chat...

By Andony Melathopoulos, | Featured Question

Other Livestock Species Resources for Small Farms

This collection provides information about production animals found on small farms like honeybees, bison, and ducks.


Better-fed honey bees fight off harmful effects of parasite

Feb 23, 2016
Feeding bees more pollen could help stem worrisome declines in bee populations

By Gail Wells | News Story

Bee my Valentine?

I am interested in starting my own honey bee hive on my property. I am surrounded by orchards and small patches of blueberries. I am looking for good research material, there are lots of books and lots of web sites but what is real and what is just color wash to sell a book. I graduated in...

By Carolyn Breece | Featured Question