A Year in the Life of an Apiary

Jul 1, 2010

It hasn't been a good year for honey bees, no thanks to colony collapse disorder, but it has been a good year for the release of educational information.

The latest edition of The Bee Health Update, a bimonthly newsletter which updates current activities around the Bee Health, eXtension.org community, is now online.  

And it's a wealth of information. 

A sampling:

Video: "Honey Bees and Beekeeping: A Year in the Life of an Apiary," by Keith Delaplane, University of Georgia

Instrumental Insemination: Susan Cobey of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis

Nosema ceranae: The Inside Story by Tom Webster, Kentucky State University

Pesticides Applied to Crops and Honey Bee Toxicity: Marion Ellis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

A View from the Front Lines: Kerry Lynott, Pennsylvania State University

Breeding Bees for Resistance to Parasites and Diseases: Greg J. Hunt, Purdue University

Among the many other topics: The Stationary Apiary Coordinated Agricultural Project; Dance Language of the Honey Bee; and upcoming events.

A tip of the bee veil to the folks at Bee Health Update.

By Kathy Keatley Garvey
Author - Communications specialist

Attached Images:

HONEY BEE, packing a load of pollen and with tongue extended, heads for an agapanthus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey Bee

HONEY BEE enters the tubular blossom of an agapanthus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside the Tube

HONEY BEE exits an agapanthus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Heading Out