Commercial Beekeeper and PAm board member John Miller has a saying: “North Dakota and California get closer every year"
This new and exciting PAm-funded research from Dr. Matthew Smart, Dr. Clint Otto and Dr. Johnathan Lundgren, provides data about the relationship between land use in the upper Midwest, and colony health of honey bees pollinating almonds.
As I come to the end of my term as a Project Apis m. Costco Canada Scholar, I am reflecting on the lessons I have learned over the past three years of my PhD training, and the new challenges that lie ahead. The support I received from Project Apis m. and Costco Canada during my PhD has been instrumental in my development as a beekeeper and a scientist, and has prepared me to tackle new problems in apiculture in the future.
Call for Research Proposals Related to Honey Bee Health
Email your proposals to Kelly Rourke (firstname.lastname@example.org) by
Friday, January 31, 2020.
The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) is seeking proposals for research related to improving the health of honey bees. Proposals should focus on research to understand, manage, suppress, and eradicate Varroa mites, small hive beetles, and other pests, pathogens, and diseases contributing to colony losses. Summaries of previously funded projects can be found at http://pollinator.org/honeybee_health.htm. Review and selection of proposals will be conducted by members of the Honey Bee Health Task Force.
Have you ever thought about planting a cover crop in or around your orchards? Now that fall is here it’s time for action! Apply online with the Seeds for Bees® program and receive up to $2,000 worth of seed.