By , on September 14th, 2014

Yellowjackets not as smart as honey bees

At least when it comes to finding their nest entrance…

Because our great leader Obama said “mow less” (in his recent Presidential Memorandum), so I skipped two weeks of mowing, i.e. this is about 21 days after last time I …

By , on July 23rd, 2014

Do You Move Hives to Florida? Florida Asks For Your Help

I received the attached letter to State Apiary regulators earlier today from Dave Westervelt of Florida’s Apiary Inspection program. The letter addresses Florida’s plan to support communication between beekeepers and citrus growers when  citrus growers must make applications to citrus …

By , on July 15th, 2014

Preliminary 2013/2014 Winter Die Off Results for Michigan

We have received the following communication from Mike Hansen, the State Apiarist for Michigan…

“Karen Roccasecca, my counterpart from Pennsylvania, works closely with the Bee Informed Partnership and she recently shared the 2013-14 state by state colony lost data collected

By , on June 24th, 2014

Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

The full texts are here:

By , on June 21st, 2014

USDA Provides $8 Million to Help Boost Declining Honey Bee Population

Release No. 0130.14
Office of Communications (202)720-4623(202)720-4623
USDA Provides $8 Million to Help Boost Declining Honey Bee Population
Five Midwest States Receive Additional Incentives to Establish Honey Bee Habitats
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 – The U.S. Department of