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  1. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Nosema ceranae Can Infect Honey Bee Larvae and Reduces Subsequent Adult Longevity Nosema ceranae causes a widespread disease that reduces honey bee health but is only thought to infect adult honey bees, not larvae, a critical life stage. We reared honey bee (Apis mellifera) larvae in vitro and...
  2. Bee Forum
    Honey Bee Workers That Are Pollen Stressed as Larvae Become Poor Foragers and Waggle Dancers as Adults The negative effects on adult behavior of juvenile undernourishment are well documented in vertebrates, but relatively poorly understood in invertebrates. We examined the effects of larval...
  3. Bee Forum
    Good Morning. I did my first hive inspection 12 days after installing a package. I installed a 3lb package in a 10 frame box. (Wood frames with plastic foundation). After 12 days, bees had drawn out about 2.5 to 3 full frames. There was about 2 half frames with eggs and larva and 3+ half frames...
  4. Alternative Pollinators
    Transcriptome Analysis of Bombyx mori Larval Midgut during Persistent and Pathogenic Cytoplasmic Polyhedrosis Virus Infection Many insects can be persistently infected with viruses but do not show any obvious adverse effects with respect to physiology, development or reproduction. Here, Bombyx...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hey y'all, a newer beekeeper here. I started with two hive this spring and they are doing great! I've been checking them pretty often and they seemed to be building out comb at the same pace this whole time. I noticed the other day that there were a bunch(maybe a hundred or so on the...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    Okay, figured that'd get someone's attention. Here's the scenario. 2 hives out in the sun. Booming strong hives. It's been in the mid-70's here for the last couple weeks. Well, last night, the temps dropped to 30 degrees. I got my tomatos and corn covered in low hoop tunnels, so they...
  7. Bee Forum
    Size Changes in Honey Bee Larvae Oenocytes Induced by Exposure to Paraquat at Very Low Concentrations Honey bee larvae were exposed to Paraquat at different concentrations in the food: 0, 0.001, 0.01, 0.1 and 1 µg/kg. This study is the first which reports an effect of a pesticide at the very...
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    Impaired Olfactory Associative Behavior of Honeybee Workers Due to Contamination of Imidacloprid in the Larval Stage The residue of imidacloprid in the nectar and pollens of the plants is toxic not only to adult honeybees but also the larvae. Although the sublethal dosage of imidacloprid had no...
  9. Bee Forum
    I noticed an almost fully-developed pure white larva laying outside the hive. Then I noticed another bee, almost watching the larvae a few blades of grass over. Does this indicate mite intrusion? I think I may be seeing mites around the hive, but with ants and other bugs around and with the...
  10. Bee Forum
    So, last time I was worried about too much pollen... seams like they took care of that, lots more space for larva and lots of eggs and little ones. Now, it would seam that the bees are opening up some of the drone brood. And possibly... eating it? (They have lots of pollen, about three bars of...
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