Author: Jennifer Gordon
Fighting Varroa Takes Guts
It takes guts to fight Varroa. Do honey bees have what it takes to do it?
Stay up to date on the latest in research and beekeeping news. This month focuses on pollinator habitat restoration, comb age and carbohydrate sources.
What’s Killing Honeybees & What We Can Do About It
The plight of the honeybee is real. The statistics are grim. Dr. Jamie Ellis takes a deeper look at what’s killing bees and what we can do about it.
The Other 90%
There is a long list of factors accelerating climate change and loss of biodiversity. Among the loss in biodiversity are…
Is “Clean” Honey Possible?
At Apimondia this year, 40% of honey entries for the honey competition were disqualified for adulteration and contamination. What does this say about the health of the world’s managed pollinators? What does this mean for the future of honey? Is “clean” honey possible anymore?
Microbial Meat and Pollen Potatoes
“Bees are actually omnivores, and their meat is microbes. This finding may open a new window on why bees are in trouble: Anything that disrupts the microbial community in a bee’s food, whether it is high heat linked to climate change, fungicides or another stressor, could be causing developing bees to starve.”
Know Your Numbers
Have you checked for Varroa yet? If not, you should…like right now. In this article we discuss the latest research being done to help understand and control Varroa.
New Research Suggests Probiotics May Treat and Prevent Chalkbrood
Dr Murali Nayudu is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Faculty of Science & Technology at the University of Canberra in Australia. He has spent more than a decade investigating the microbiome of honey bees. Since October 2018, Dr Nayudu has collected monthly gut bacteria samples from honey bee colonies in order to understand what the normal diversity and concentration of gut bacteria should be. He plans on using this information to help identify and treat diseased hives.
May Science News Digest
An assessment of pesticide exposures and land use of honey bees in Virginia The goal of this study was to…
April Science News Digest
Stay up to date on that latest in honeybee research and news!