Category Archives: advanced techniques

Videos of Michael Bush presenting at Clifty Falls November 2013

Contributed by J. Morgan It was another rough season for many of us at SIBA with regards to keeping varroa mite populations knocked down to a safe number. Some in the club who have never treated before resorted to trying ApiVar for the first time. Others, such as myself are rolling the dice again seeing…
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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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