By , on September 30th, 2011

Monsanto Buys Remembee

From Monsanto’s Web Page…

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today (Sep 28, 2011) announced it has acquired Beeologics, which researches and develops biological tools to provide targeted control of pests and diseases.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Beeologics is …

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By , on May 15th, 2011

Disposing of Unwanted Pharmaceuticals

Mike Hanson, Michigan State Apiarist, has brought to the attention of the Michigan Beekeeper’s Association’s Board that the state has a program where beekeepers can take their unwanted pharmaceuticals and chemicals for free disposal.  The program,  known as “Clean …

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By , on August 14th, 2010

Sugar Dusting Your Varroa Mites

Zachary Huang, Associate Professor, Michigan State University

So it is August, if your bees were strong in May and June, chances are that they have made some honey during these two months. August is a good time to check …

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By , on April 1st, 2010

2010 AIA Winter Loss Survey (please respond!)

Please take a few minutes to read the note to beekeepers below and complete the 2010 AIA Winter Loss Survey.???? This year the same survey tool is being used in the US, Canada and in Europe in hopes that …

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By , on March 26th, 2010

US hive products heavily contaminated

Mike Hansen just sent me the paper via email — the paper was published quite recently (March 19th). Look at what we have been putting into the beehives!?? Some of the pesticides (especially those in pollen) are collected by …

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