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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello im a new beekeeper and have run into a small problem. I have heard that one of the main killer of bees is the chemicals that are sprayed over row crops, the only problem is where I live there is nothing but crop fields for 45 minutes in any direction. we have a small 5 acre plot of woods...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Neonicotinoid pesticides can reduce honeybee colony genetic diversity Neonicotinoid insecticides can cause a variety of adverse sub-lethal effects in bees. In social species such as the honeybee, Apis mellifera, queens are essential for reproduction and colony functioning. Therefore, any...
  3. Bee Forum
    I have several boxes and lots of frames from hives that died due to pesticides in the area. (I had the state bee inspector out to verify). Almost all the frames are plastic frames - the ones with the built in plastic foundation. Is there a way I can remove all the wax from these old frames and...
  4. Commercial Beekeeping
    IF your bee yard is near/adjacent to Almonds well after the bloom is there still any concern about spraying later in the year? Let me put it another way: Do commercial beeks need to move all their hives anytime a neighboring farmer has to perform some kind of chemical application? Or can bees...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, I apologize in advance if this has been discussed before. I searched the forums but didn't find an answer. Last spring I started keeping bees in a densely populated neighborhood in AZ. In October, I lost two out of my three hives. A local experienced beekeeper came over and was...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all, I'm starting to keep bees. I plan to keep them on my 1 acre garden. I will have two hives. There is alot more land from them to fly and collect pollen and nectar. My question for all of you more experienced beekeepers is: If I use Captain Jacks Dead Bug Brew...
  7. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Honey Bees (Apis mellifera, L.) as Active Samplers of Airborne Particulate Matter Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) are bioindicators of environmental pollution levels. During their wide-ranging foraging activity, these hymenopterans are exposed to pollutants, thus becoming a useful tool to trace...
  8. Bee Forum
    "The formulation makes the honey bee poison" Formulation/ adjuvant toxicity abstract http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048357514002533 Christopher A. Mullin, Jing Chen, Julia D. Fine, Maryann T. Frazier, James L. Frazier, The formulation makes the honey bee poison, Pesticide...
  9. Bee Forum
    A Pragmatic Approach to Assess the Exposure of the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) When Subjected to Pesticide Spray Plant protection spray treatments may expose non-target organisms to pesticides. In the pesticide registration procedure, the honey bee represents one of the non-target model species...
  10. Bee Forum
    One year after Florida citrus growers and beekeepers joined in an innovative, voluntary partnership, the program has become a model for other states researching how to garner cooperation between beekeepers and agricultural producers. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam gathered a group of...
  11. Bee Forum
    Four Common Pesticides, Their Mixtures and a Formulation Solvent in the Hive Environment Have High Oral Toxicity to Honey Bee Larvae Recently, the widespread distribution of pesticides detected in the hive has raised serious concerns about pesticide exposure on honey bee (Apis mellifera L.)...
  12. Bee Forum
    Pesticides driving bees from citrus groves to urban areas CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Homeowners on Southeast 3rd Avenue are relieved to see a huge beehive gone. They say the bees were a bother. "They are the biggest hives I've ever seen in my life," said Cape Coral resident Colin Venuti. "It...
  13. Bee Forum
    Using a Hazard Quotient to Evaluate Pesticide Residues Detected in Pollen Trapped from Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) in Connecticut Analysis of pollen trapped from honey bees as they return to their hives provides a method of monitoring fluctuations in one route of pesticide exposure over location...
  14. Bee Forum
    While the orange growers used to spray insecticides a few times a year, The Ledger newspaper reports that they are now dousing their groves monthly. Needless to say, the region’s apiarists are none too pleased to see their bees being killed by the insecticides. The conundrum has Florida...
  15. Bee Forum
    Comparative Toxicities and Synergism of Apple Orchard Pesticides to Apis mellifera (L.) and Osmia cornifrons (Radoszkowski) The topical toxicities of five commercial grade pesticides commonly sprayed in apple orchards were estimated on adult worker honey bees, Apis mellifera (L.) (Hymenoptera...
  16. Beekeeping 101
    Confused about the directions for Checkmite. Coumaphos (Checkmite) says to remove the supers before application, I've already harvested this year's crop, I have one full super on for the bees to overwinter with, do I have to remove this for Checkmite strips? I can't think of what to do with...
  17. Bee Forum
    Florida Citrus Grower That Killed Millions of Bees With Pesticide Gets $1,500 Fine By Tim Elfrink Tue., Aug. 27 2013 at 8:59 AM Flaunt state law by illegally spraying pesticide that destroys millions of bees, threatens a local ecosystem and costs local beekeepers a quarter of a million bucks...
  18. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    I have listened to many of the arguments off Neonics and Imiclorpids and GMO from all sorts of sources, seems most of them live in NY, Oregon, or CA. Well I don't I live in the MIDDLE of the area with the HIGHEST combination of the 3 pesticides. But whats really hit me yesterday was how...
  19. Bee Forum
    Crop Pollination Exposes Honey Bees to Pesticides Which Alters Their Susceptibility to the Gut Pathogen Nosema ceranae We collected pollen from bee hives in seven major crops to determine 1) what types of pesticides bees are exposed to when rented for pollination of various crops and 2) how...
  20. Bee Forum
    My neighbor grows tobacco. This year the tobacco is pretty close to my hives. I keep about 25 hives here close to my house. Should I move them all or is there a way to deal with this without having to move them all? ( spray at night , ext..) Please let me know if you have any experience or...
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