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  • Florence farmer keeps an eye on honey bee health
    August 14, 2017 Scott Derrick

    Florence farmer keeps an eye on honey bee health

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Honey bees exert an outsized influence on the larger ecosystem. As a keystone species, their health affects the health of garden plants and foods including tree nuts, fruits, vegetables and berries.And for nearly a decade, the honey bee populations have been in peril. Committees in Washington have devoted investigations to what’s become known as colony collapse disorder. And with about 3,000 beekeepers in the state, South Carolina has a stake in the health of the honey bee.

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  • USA- FLOWERS CAN ENDANGER BEES
    August 14, 2017 Scott Derrick

    USA- FLOWERS CAN ENDANGER BEES

    “Flowers are hotspots for parasite spread between and within pollinator populations,” said Peter Graystock, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside and a member of the research team. “Both the flower and bee species play a role in how likely parasite dispersal will occur.”Photo shows a honey bee (Apis mellifera) and a bumblebee (Bombus spp.) foraging on a purple coneflower.

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  • USA- ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF A BI MONTHLY BEEKEEPING SURVEY
    August 14, 2017 Scott Derrick

    USA- ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF A BI MONTHLY BEEKEEPING SURVEY

    The Bee Informed Partnership BIP invites you to check out the latest program for backyard beekeepers, the BIP’s HiveCheck Program. Every two weeks BIP will be  sending to  hundreds of beekeepers across the country a short 10 question survey asking how they are managing their colonies to share management practices with each other. At the end of each week BIP will  send a detailed report of all the responses to our participants including filters to see management trends by region and even by state for premium members.
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