Monthly Archives: February 2013

Greg Hunt of Purdue University and his ‘varroa-biting’ bees

Submitted by J. Morgan This is the video from February's meeting. Dr. Greg Hunt of Purdue University visited us to lead a discussion on the affects of pesticides on bees. He is also studying mite-biting bees. While mites feed on bees and their larva, RNA viruses such as the deformed wing virus (DWV) spread to…
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Real-world beekeeping happening in the Corn Belt

Submitted by J. Morgan, in collaboration with Tim Ives. Also referencing the research conducted by Randy Oliver For some of us, the winter has been harder, colder and just not too kind... but some recent discussions with fellow beekeepers Jim Orem, Garry Reeves and Jim Farmer as we drove to the ISBA spring meeting reminded…
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ISBA Spring Meeting Update

Contributed by J. Morgan On Sat., Feb. 9, I took a ride with Jimmy O, Garry Reeves and Jim Farmer to Anderson, IN to catch the ISBA¬†spring meeteing. The line up was Greg Hunt from Purdue University and Keith Delaplane from the University of Georgia. Over a two-hour drive to Anderson, IN to attend the…
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Mountain Camp Method of Feeding Sugar

Submitted by J. Morgan We're big proponents of the candy board (those of us who use sugar) when winterizing a hive. A candy board is a wooden "rim" box about 1 or 2 inches deep designed to sit on top of a Langstroth hive body.¬†View our video on how to make a candy board here.…
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