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  1. Alternative Pollinators
    This year I had some mason bees and they did really well and filled several tubes with eggs. When it was time I brought them into the garage and put them in a fine mesh bag as directed but I just checked and they were overrun by what I initially thought were small ants but they could fly. I took...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Evaluation of the Distribution and Impacts of Parasites, Pathogens, and Pesticides on Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Populations in East Africa In East Africa, honey bees (Apis mellifera) provide critical pollination services and income for small-holder farmers and rural families. While honey bee...
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Scientist Noah Wilson-Rich is creating vaccines for honey bees against CCD and Nosema. "This summer, [Best Bees Company LLC] will field-test an antifungal vaccine, made from yeast sugar, along with a probiotic supplement for bees. They hope the vaccine will act against the fungal spore Nosema...
  4. Bee Forum
    I made some splits a while back and in one half of one split the bees abandoned the hive, leaving 3 frames of mostly capped brood. :( I didn't notice this immediately; it took at least 2 weeks and maybe almost a month. When found the brood was being consumed by maggots, apparently the larval...
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