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  1. Pollinator Reports
    https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)31172-6?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_axiosscience&stream=science Bees became better sunflower pollinators after being trained on sunflower scent molecules. Speculation that this could be generally...
  2. Commercial Beekeeping
    I want to start a thread with proposed 2020 pollination prices, although you can post prices for 2019 as well. I am also interested in hives per acre for each crop and how the hives are placed - how many per drop and what configuration in the field or orchard. Any other information...
  3. Commercial Beekeeping
    Does anyone could tell what are the prices per hive in fruit and vegetable crops in Texas for pollination services? Is there really a demand for hives? I have currently 60 hives for honey production and would like to try my luck in said service. Cheers! F.
  4. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    To be on the safe site – Ungroomed spots on the bee’s body and their importance for pollination Flower-visiting bees collect large quantities of pollen to feed their offspring. Pollen deposited in the bees’ transport organs is lost for the flowers’ pollination. It has been hypothesised that...
  5. Commercial Beekeeping
    I am looking to improve my understanding of the pollination services industry. The communication chain between beekeepers and growers seems to be fairly complicated and vary greatly from region to region. I am beginning to realize that online research can only bring me so far, so I am looking...
  6. Welcome Forum
    I am glad to finally join. My friends have told me about this forum for quite some time and now I am hoping to learn a thing or two.
  7. Commercial Beekeeping
    I bought 2 new quads last year and then got back into beekeeping this spring. Has anyone ever considered or followed through on adapting a lift to the front of a quad? The snow blade lifts and lowers with the bike's electric winch. It strikes me that I can build (or have some whose welding...
  8. Bee Forum
    All the buzz was about honeybees Nov. 21 as Clay County farmers, ranchers, agriculture students and elected officials came together for the 44th annual Farm-City Luncheon. Bees, one of the most vital agriculture partners, might not have had an actual seat at the luncheon tables but their...
  9. Bee Forum
    Is it OK to move a new hive for pollination? I have four hives this year all new from packages, but with a few frames of drawn comb, so the queens started laying right away. I am thinking of moving 1 of the four to my friend's house to help with apple tree pollination. Is that a bad idea as...
  10. Bee Forum
    Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns. (AP)
  11. Bee Forum
    Does anyone keep a pollination journal as a way to compare information over the years? Things like first blooms, color of pollen bees are bringing in, what plants bees are working and the dates. Is there an app you would suggest for keeping these kinds of notes?
  12. Welcome Forum
    Looking for pointers on taking the plunge from part timer bee keeper to full time beekeeping for a business. Allow me to provide just a little background. I'm currently producing about 300-500 nucs (and my own queens) a year locally. These are both for sale and for my own increases. I raise...
  13. Alternative Pollinators
    Do Pollinators Contribute to Nutritional Health? Despite suggestions that animal pollinators are crucial for human nutritional health, no studies have actually tested this claim. Here, we combined data on crop pollination requirements, food nutrient densities, and actual human diets to predict...
  14. Bee Forum
    Gloss, Colour and Grip: Multifunctional Epidermal Cell Shapes in Bee- and Bird-Pollinated Flowers Flowers bear the function of filters supporting the attraction of pollinators as well as the deterrence of floral antagonists. The effect of epidermal cell shape on the visual display and tactile...
  15. Bee Forum
    Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science says no. Bee populations in the U.S. and Europe remain at healthy levels for reproduction and the critical pollination of food crops and trees. But during much of the past decade we have seen higher-than-average...
  16. Bee Forum
    Mapping Large-Area Landscape Suitability for Honey Bees to Assess the Influence of Land-Use Change on Sustainability of National Pollination Services Pollination is a critical ecosystem service affected by various drivers of land-use change, such as policies and programs aimed at land resources...
  17. Bee Forum
    Pollination and Plant Resources Change the Nutritional Quality of Almonds for Human Health Insect-pollinated crops provide important nutrients for human health. Pollination, water and nutrients available to crops can influence yield, but it is not known if the nutritional value of the crop is...
  18. Bee Forum
    Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe Declines in insect pollinators across Europe have raised concerns about the supply of pollination services to agriculture. Simultaneously, EU agricultural and biofuel policies have encouraged...
  19. Commercial Beekeeping
    Did y'all read the article in January's ABJ titled "Why Do They DO That?"? Stacy McKenna states a number of time that "Commercial migratory beekeepers move their bees from crop to crop because otherwise the bees would starve." Is that why you move yours? There is more to her article, but that...
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