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  1. Bee Forum
    The title of this post says it all. Some of my bees (on the island of Newfoundland) just got out for their first significant cleansing flights of the year, and while they were at it, a bunch of them (a few hundred maybe) landed on the side of my little bee shed/shack, milling about, just...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Fine-Scale Linkage Mapping Reveals a Small Set of Candidate Genes Influencing Honey Bee Grooming Behavior in Response to Varroa Mites To search for genes influencing this trait, we used an Illumina Bead Station genotyping array to determine the genotypes of several hundred worker bees at over a...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    A few days ago I noticed a couple of bees frantically going from each bee coming home (so I assume they are guards) but every 3rd or 4th bee they greet they kind of climb on or get very close to and they (the assumed guard) shakes/vibrates for about 1 second. Also the assumed guard quite often...
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