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FDA convicts VFD violators

FDA started to restrict veterinary use of medically important antibiotics several years ago. A veterinary feed directive is a written…

Posted in Nutrition

Salt, Fat, Acid, Bees.

Samin Nosrat’s book “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” makes me think about the basic elements of honeybee nutrition. What do we feed the bees to set them up for success?

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Microbes + Nutrition = Energy

Beekeepers truly love their bees, but many don’t appreciate the role gut microbes play in their overall health. They feed…

Posted in Varroa - testing and treatment

Fighting Varroa Takes Guts

It takes guts to fight Varroa. Do honey bees have what it takes to do it?

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January Digest

Stay up to date on the latest in research and beekeeping news. This month focuses on pollinator habitat restoration, comb age and carbohydrate sources.

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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.

Posted in Bee Headlines in the News Disease

The Other 90%

There is a long list of factors accelerating climate change and loss of biodiversity. Among the loss in biodiversity are…

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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?

Posted in Bee Headlines in the News Microbiome

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.”

Posted in Varroa - testing and treatment

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.