Project Apis m is excited to announce our first webinar of 2022. This is a one-hour program on April 5th, at 7:00 pm (EST).
The event features a presentation by Dr. Vanessa Corby Harris, of the USDA-ARS Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, Tucson, AZ. who will discuss a current research project, entitled, "Toward a more comprehensive assessment of honey bee pollen substitutes." This research, which was funded by the Healthy Hives initiative in 2020, is a large-scale comparison of commercially available protein supplements and their impacts on bee health.
The presentation will be followed by a live Q & A with Dr. Corby-Harris, and commercial beekeeper, Blake Shook, of Desert Creek Honey, who is a collaborator on the project.
To join us for this free event, please register HERE.
Anyone can download a copy of the flyer, and we hope you share this event with friends!
Contact Grace at Grace@ProjectApism.org with any questions. To be notified when a recording becomes available, please sign up for updates from Project Apis m.
We hope to see you in April!
Every February, the almond bloom pulls about 88% of the country’s honey bee colonies to California for one huge pollination event.1 The pollination migration presents an opportunity to positively impact the health of the majority of the nation’s bees with practices that can also benefit the nation’s almond growers. The cost of colony rentals for pollination has steadily gone up year over year, alongside the increased cost incurred by the beekeeper to provide enough food for the bees and maintain healthy colonies.
In the fall of 2021, Project Apis m. (PAm) received over thirty proposals in response our sixth annual request for proposals on behalf of the National Honey Board. Citing decreased honey production, high annual colony losses, and ongoing honey bee health issues, the call was for research that would “provide practical and tangible solutions to the beekeeping industry.” PAm’s Scientific Advisors reviewed these projects and the Board of Directors used their input to select projects that could produce information or tools that are useful for beekeepers and the bee industry.