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Webinars and Seminars

Bee Health Updated: January 09, 2017

      Researchers and other knowledgeable individuals commonly give presentations on their area of expertise, either at conferences or other smaller...

Frequently Asked Questions

Bee Health Updated: March 02, 2016

      Beekeepers are almost by definition curious individuals. The nature of beekeeping, as with any environmental relationship, is complex. Even some of the...

Varroa Mites

Bee Health Updated: November 02, 2015

     Varroa mites (Varroa destructor) are the foremost pest of western honey bee colonies. They inhabit nearly every honey bee colony in most of the world,...

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding

Bee Health Updated: August 18, 2015

     Queen rearing is the process of inducing a colony to produce new queens by manipulating various colony attributes. This can be accomplished by any...

Honey Bee Lab and Organization Links

Bee Health Updated: September 14, 2014

      Many government agencies, private interest groups, and universities in the US and around the world work to better understand and protect honey bees and...

Native Bees

Bee Health Updated: September 03, 2014

      Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are but one species among thousands of different bees within the superfamily Apoidea. Honey bees are unique in their...

Beekeeping Equipment

Bee Health Updated: September 03, 2014

     The modern bee hive was invented by the Reverend L. L. Langstroth, patented in 1852, after his monumental discovery of "bee space". Bee space describes...

Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae

Bee Health Updated: August 28, 2014

      Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are single celled parasites of the honey bee midgut that can weaken individual bees and entire colonies, making them...

Advanced Field and Lab Techniques

Bee Health Updated: August 28, 2014

      For the intrepid beekeeper, especially those with access to a microscope or laboratory, many diagnostic techniques are available. Investing in a decent...

Citizen Science

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      People all over the globe are discovering that their observations and local knowledge can be valuable to researchers investigating various ecological...

Basic Beekeeping Techniques

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      Entering the world of beekeeping can be fun and challenging: many new terms must be understood; equipment, tools, and bees purchased; seasonal...

Pesticides and Honey Bee Health

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      Pesticides are a class of chemicals or biological agent with properties designed to deter, kill, incapacitate, or otherwise limit damage by a pest....

American and European Foulbrood

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

      American and European Foulbrood are two different, yet similar bacterial diseases of honey bee larvae and pupae. The name comes from the location of...

Honey Bee Biology

Bee Health Updated: August 27, 2014

       Honey bees are a fascinating model organism with a complex mating and inheritance system, highly evolved social behavior, dance communication...

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