Posted in Bee Headlines in the News Small Hive Beetles - testing and treatment

The Problem with Fipronil

Beekeepers struggle to find safe, natural ways to eliminate SHB. Milwaukee, WI based company Strong Microbials Inc has a product in the pipeline that offers natural, microbial based solutions for SHB.

Posted in Bee Headlines in the News Microbiome Varroa - testing and treatment

Antiviral Properties of Mushroom Extracts

Researchers and Oregon based company, Fungi Perfecti, test the anti-viral effects of mushroom extracts in honey bees.

Posted in Bee Headlines in the News

December – Science News Digest

Stay up to date on the latest in honeybee research and news!
Topics Covered:
-Assessing viral load in Varroa resistant honeybee popluations.
-Using statistics and hive weight to determine performance.
-Impact of Nosema ceranae on honeybee gut health.

Posted in Microbiome

How Probiotics Pay Off

SuperDFM Honeybee is a “profitable” probiotic supplement capable of inhibiting current and future outbreaks of bacterial and fungal pathogens that plague honeybee health.

Posted in Microbiome

Long Live the Queen! Relationship Between Diet, Microbes and Queen Honeybee Longevity.

DNA analysis demonstrates the influence of diet on microbial succession and longevity in workers and queen honey bees.

Posted in Microbiome

Honeybee Microbiome

Beneficial microbes found in healthy honey bee guts play significant roles in supporting host immune response and digestion.

Posted in Disease Foulbrood Microbiome

Signs, Symptoms and Science – European Foulbrood

Spotty brood pattern? Contorted, discolored larvae? You may have European Foulbrood.

Posted in Disease Foulbrood Microbiome

Signs, Symptoms and Science – American Foul Brood

Spotty brood pattern? Sunken, dark, greasy looking capped brood? Foul-fish like odor? If you experience any of these symptoms when inspecting your hive, you may have American Foul Brood.

Posted in Microbiome

All Hail the Queen – Pheromones

Learn how the queen’s pheromones are spread throughout the hive, what activities are influenced and what happens when the pheromones are compromised.

Posted in Varroa - testing and treatment

Rearing Varroa in the Lab

Studying host-parasitic interactions in laboratory setting provides opportunities to delve deeper into the behavior and physiology of the honey bee parasite – Varroa destructor mites.