Category Archives: science

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┬áspring 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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Beekeeping meets modern technology in record-keeping

Submitted by J. Morgan So what's your flavor when it comes to your beekeeping logs? That is, how do you manage your beekeeping records? Do you even keep logs? The point of this post is to delve in to a couple methods of record-keeping and prepare you for the topic of our March 15th bee…
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