Scholarships Available to Graduate Students Studying Honey Bees from the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees
Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees
Contact: Molly Sausaman, Executive Director, 404-760-2875,
Submission Deadline: September 28, 2018
The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees is offering four $3,000
scholarships to apiculture graduate students in 2019. The purpose of this
scholarship program, now in its twelfth year, is to foster professional
development of emerging apicultural scientists by allowing award recipients to attend the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) Conference & Tradeshow. This year’s event is scheduled to take place at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center on January 8-12, 2019.
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David Fenn is the Senior Vice President of Farming at Sun World International. In 2017 Sun World International worked with Project Apis m.’s Seeds for Bees program to plant hedgerows and bee-friendly cover crops and earn Pollinator Partnership’s Bee Friendly Farming certification. Sun World has a deep commitment to sustainability which you can read more about here.
We talked to David to learn more about growing table grapes in California, and how Sun World approaches cover crops and other sustainability practices.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit is seeking two permanent full time Research Entomologists for permanent appointments in Davis, California. A degree is required. The incumbents will conduct research on factors contributing to honey bee colony loss.
A. I. Root Company Honey Blends candles are a lovely example of the good that companies can do for the world, and for honey bees.
The A. I. Root Company has a fascinating story and a deep history with honey bees. The founder, Amos Ives Root, became involved in candle-making through his interest in bee keeping. In the 19th century, he was behind many advances in bee keeping, leading the movement to standardizing beekeeping equipment. His Airline Honey was known nationally as the finest honey on the market. He wrote a popular book on bees - The ABCs of Bee Culture - and founded a magazine for bee keepers named Gleanings In Bee Culture. Little wonder A.I. Root was known as "the bee man" in fifteen languages the world over. Today, A. I. Root Company is still actively involved in advancing the knowledge and science of bee keeping.
"Pesticide risk assessment has not kept pace with new generations of crop protection products, but biologists, veterinarians, and farmers can all work together to understand the bigger picture... with pesticides, ultimately the dose makes the poison. If we can keep doses in a safe range, it’s ok for pesticides and beekeeping to co-exist. We just need to manage the dose.” - PhD Scholar Sarah Wood. Wood's research is helping to pave the way for better understanding and better practices.