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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I've noticed that resistant stocks seem to have some common characteristics that haven't been addressed in advance. They've got some decidedly un-domestic characteristics. I've seen it in the Dee Lusby, and Tim Ives videos. I've heard it being reported by those who have feral derived colonies...
  2. Bee Forum
    This is a new one: http://phys.org/news/2014-01-pathogenic-virus-honeybees.html
  3. 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...
  4. Commercial Beekeeping
    Here's something I've mentioned elsewhere. The potential market for Honeybee pollination could be easily 10 times what it is today if soybean pollination ever takes off (it increases seed set into the double digits). We certainly have the technology and heavy industry to make it happen...
  5. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    It seems to me, that there is quite a bit of controversy on this subject of tf beekeeping. Some beekeepers don´t believe at all, that commercial beekeeping without treatments is possible. Some argue that it should be. It´s like the Human Genome -project. Very few believed 30 years ago, that it...
  6. Bee Forum
    Here's the link: http://www.bna.com/conference-set-oct-n17179879609/ Did someone just mention Greenpeace elsewhere? :)
  7. Bee Forum
    Here's a link to a recent study on Honeybee viruses infecting other arthropods: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168170213002165 So, besides Varroa, DWV has now been shown to replicate in Hunt's Bumblebee, the Common Eastern Bumblebee, the Half Black Bumblebee, the European...
  8. Bee Forum
    With the controversy surrounding the Harvard School of Public Health study, I checked to see if any other work had been done regarding HFCS contamination. Sure enough, it had: http://www.ehjournal.net/content/8/1/2 I'm surprised that the 'expert reviewers' didn't mention this study. It...
  9. Bee Forum
    Uh, oh. http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9Q1M0UO0.htm There are some big names in Honeybee research who are advisors to Beeologics.
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