Pictured below is my new bee yard. Actually it’s not so new anymore and this post is a bit out of order as this picture was taken last April. I was approached this spring by my wifes insurance agent for her business about placing some bees on his property. It’s a beautiful location on …
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Note: This class has been canceled because they did not get enough early registrations. They are tentatively rescheduling it as an evening meeting in May.
On Saturday, April 19th, 2008. The Auglaize County Extension office will be hosting a bee class. Topics will include Spring Management; Disease & Pest Management; Pollen, Propolis, Wax and Other …
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Thinking about trying beekeeping this year? Many organizations have already held beginning beekeeping classes this year, but it’s not to late to start.
If you are really serious about starting this year you need to get your bees on order because they will be likely sold out if you wait until the weather gets …
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Its the time of year again when new beekeepers and hobbyist who have had a loss or want to expand, start thinking about ordering a package or a nuc. More than once I’m asked ‘which should I get’? Honestly I don’t have a good answer. While one may have a distinct advantage over the …
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I’m not really sure if Winter is here or not. So far this year we’ve had 0 degree weather followed by temperatures in the high 60s. Then snow, temperatures in the teens and sustained 40-50 mile winds. Followed by 50′s, thunderstorms and significant flooding. And it looks like it will be snowing and in the …
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Haagen-Dazs announced this month at the National Beekeeping Conference announce a ‘vigorous and ambitious’ program supporting honey bees, honey bee research, and a plan to generate awareness of the plight of the honey bee. This includes a donation of $250,000 to fund sustainable pollination and CCD research. Any guesses who received this money? It …
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The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), part of the USDA , has released results of their research of their detailed genetic screening of honey bee samples dating back to 2002. They have found the Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) has been in the US since at least 2002. So it appears as though Australia …
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Simply closing the bee lab in Columbus was apparently not enough for the Ohio State University. The University has now decided to destroy the Historic Rothenbuler Lab located on the Ohio State University property in Columbus.
Dana Stahlman from the Ohio State Beekeepers Association is organizing a " Save the Building" project. Dr Tew is …
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Frost has been on the ground the past couple of mornings and the trees are turning from green to gold and red. Not a hard freeze yet, but enough to kill the more delicate plants and some trees have only just started changing color. At least it looks and feels like the the beginning to …
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So we don’t have many answers yet when it comes to CCD. We know several things it is not (cell phones, power towers, aliens…), and know a few things that may be a symptom or part of the cause (most notably IAPV and nosema). But at the end, the only thing that we really know …
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