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  1. Beekeeping 101
    New beekeeper this year in southern minnesota, and I've had some struggles along the way. But today is a newish one. I have a public feeder located some ways away from my hive, and I've had yellow jackets and bald faced hornets etc around it the whole time. However, today I've noticed the bald...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    The intern from Honduras staying with me found five of these wasps in the hives. There are bumblebee colonies near all the beehives. Apanteles galleriae Wilkinson (Figs. 2Ð5) Apanteles galleriae Wilkinson, 1932. Stylops 1: 139. Holotype female, Natural History Museum, London, examined. Wilkinson...
  3. Alternative Pollinators
    ‘Bee Hotels’ as Tools for Native Pollinator Conservation: A Premature Verdict? Society is increasingly concerned with declining wild bee populations. Although most bees nest in the ground, considerable effort has centered on installing ‘bee hotels’—also known as nest boxes or trap nests—which...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hi. I've seen a couple of these around the feeder the last couple of days and hope someone can help identify it. I think this might be a new secret weapon against the dreaded small hive beetles. Ha ha
  5. Alternative Pollinators
    We removed and dissembled a Mybones Caribbean Wasp nest while in Grenada. Amazingly, there was nectar and processed honey at the periphery of the brood nest. Dr. Kerr took the wasps and nest back to his University of Florida lab for analysis. The tree is a nutmeg and unrelated to the Mybones...
  6. Bee Forum
    Photographing certain apiarian plants I observed an insect that I do not have look again. He was too much competitive with the bees but also with the rests of his species. Above in the tree it would be roughly 40 from them. It resembles with very with wasp, but flies as wild bee making swings...
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