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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi, y'all. I'm not sure what I hope to accomplish today in writing this, other than getting some opinions but... I've been keeping bees 10 years, having tough years and easier years at times-- but this is the first time I've lost all my bees since the beginning. I had survivor genetics from...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Ants. And some fools in south Texas are gunning for the fire ants with phorid flies. correct me if I am wrong, but do phorid flies not also parasitize honeybees? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFVvOo1Qd_8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3LU5bSUv0aJz4lDSkv1neo3V_koReWWGwizFj6qFH7JzI6-vUFHQLhvYc
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Hello, I am a student and I am writing a paper about Colony Collapse Disorder and how the decline of the bee population is affecting agricultural businesses. Last year my family had 12 hives and lost 11 over the winter. I would like to know about beekeepers’ personal experiences and how their...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Hello, I am a high school student in Northwestern Ohio and my parents have been keeping bees for about 5 years. I am currently writing a research paper for a college agribusiness class about Colony Collapse disorder and how it affects beekeeper’s businesses and agriculture in general. I will be...
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and bee age impact honey bee pathophysiology Honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies continue to experience high annual losses that remain poorly explained. Numerous interacting factors have been linked to colony declines. Understanding the pathways linking...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    I have been doing some research on CCD and was wondering if anyone has had the chance to document video of the activity inside the hive when the hive experiences Colony Collapse Disorder? Thanks!
  7. History of Beekeeping
    Hello Friends, CCD, Bee Dieoff ~ Did the Ancients Have the Answer? Principio sedes apibus statioque petenda, (Virgil 29 B.C.) The classical bee authors of ancient times tell us about the habitat that is essential for honeybees. We've all but ignored the ancient teachings in today's...
  8. Bee Forum
    Hello everyone, I just requeened a few aggressive hives today and after 2-3 hours I began noticing that there were quite a few bees walking on the ground all over my yard. I tried to inspect a few of them to see what was wrong and it appears that they are too weak to fly. I'm not sure if this is...
  9. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Prospective Large-Scale Field Study Generates Predictive Model Identifying Major Contributors to Colony Losses Over the last decade, unusually high losses of colonies have been reported by beekeepers across the USA. Multiple factors such as Varroa destructor, bee viruses, Nosema ceranae...
  10. Bee Forum
    Very interesting article forwarded to me from the bee club I'm a member of. Didn't see it posted here- thought I'd share. http://crosscut.com/2015/02/can-mushrooms-save-honeybee/
  11. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Jon Entine debunks theory linking neonic pesticides to honeybee collapse Posted on November 26, 2014 by admin http://acsh.org/2014/11/jon-entine-puts-another-example-junk-science-rest/
  12. Bee Forum
    Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science says no. Bee populations in the U.S. and Europe remain at healthy levels for reproduction and the critical pollination of food crops and trees. But during much of the past decade we have seen higher-than-average...
  13. Diseases and Pests
    Pathogen Webs in Collapsing Honey Bee Colonies Recent losses in honey bee colonies are unusual in their severity, geographical distribution, and, in some cases, failure to present recognized characteristics of known disease. Domesticated honey bees face numerous pests and pathogens, tempting...
  14. Bee Forum
    The study duplicates an earlier study that came to the same conclusion. www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/study-strengthens-link-between-neonicotinoids-and-collapse-of-honey-bee-colonies/ TonyC
  15. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Hi BeeSource community, I have the unique opportunity to participate in a research project with the Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon. The Canadian Light Source operates the largest synchrotron in Canada that is used to analyze the molecular composition of substances. In order to get selected...
  16. Welcome Forum
    Hello all This is my first posting. I live in Oakland, CA and my neighbor keeps Bees and over the past year she has had a hive on my patio. I've spent many hours watching and listening to this hive of Italian "Blonds" which she bought from a bee breeder in Chico, CA. Since the hive was...
  17. Commercial Beekeeping
    From Catch the buzz today. You will note that none of these are neonics! Miticides, Ag Chems and Inert Ingredients A Deadly Mix In A Beehive. Alan Harman Disturbing new research finds four pesticides commonly used to kill mites, insects and fungi – fluvalinate, coumaphos, chlorothalonil and...
  18. Beekeeping 101
    Forgive me for my ignorance, but I believe playing the devil's advocate is important before committing oneself to any cause, despite being a beekeeper myself. I'm wondering why the EPA continuously approves neonicotinoids despite implications that they are a major cause of Colony Collapse...
  19. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Yesterday (7/221/13) My boyfriend and I went to check our four hives only to discover that two of them were all gone with only a few bees and a queen remaining. A little background information regarding the hives and their conditions a month ago. As stated above we have four hives known as "the...
  20. Bee Forum
    Story from some of my friends and one I supervise Rob Horsburgh Declining bee populations could have big impact on food supply By Christina Kelso Florida Times Union At any given moment inside the oozing walls of a honey bee hive, a legion of inch-long, yellow-striped residents are on the...
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