By , on March 24th, 2016

Minnesota Confirms Damage, Compensates Beekeepers

Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:58 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — Recent legal action has put neonicotinoids in the spotlight once again.

This week, Minnesota’s Department of Agriculture compensated two beekeepers after investigators found that neonicotinoid-filled dust from a neighboring …

By , on March 24th, 2016

Mini-Nuc Video Added to the Beekeeper’s Workshop Series

A new video has been added to “The Beekeeper’s Workshop” series.  The latest is the first of a two-part series on the topic of mini-nucs.  Mini-nucs are half-sized nucleus hives, only a quarter of the size of a standard Langstroth …

By , on March 7th, 2016

Why did my honey bees die?

Learning to identify a common cause of winter death in Northern Climates

Meghan Milbrath, Michigan State University Extension, March 3, 2016

Beekeepers in northern climates have already lost a lot of colonies this winter.  While official counts won’t be recorded …

By , on February 29th, 2016

Iotron Industries Apiary Days

Iotron Industries has announced their annual “Apiary Days” to be March 25 and April 1, 2016.  Iotron offers beekeepers special pricing on their electron beam sterilization process in an effort to help the combat local area diseases, shrinking population and …

By , on January 20th, 2016

Governor signs EpiPen legislation into law

Legislation passed by the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Snyder in December makes EpiPens and other auto-injectables of epinephrine available in more public venues to address life-threatening allergic reactions. House Bill 4438 – now Public Act 221 of …