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There is so much going on in the bee world this time of year that I need to send you… Continue reading »
April is National Volunteer Month. CSBA needs Liaisons for Pollinator Week, State Fair, WAS Conference is being hosted by CO next year. Talk about a lot of effort needed to get this event pulled off successfully! Contact me at 970-213-3099 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Got a project you would like us to help with? Call or email me and we will try to “git ‘er done”! Colorado Queen Honey Bee Testing Project for Increased Sustainability | Check out the website for Colorado reaered queens | CSBA Summer Meeting | Ross Conrad Early Bird Pre-Registration Extended | Tis the Pesticide season | Point/Counterpoint on Feeding: if you ask 10 beekeepers how to tend bees you’ll get 11 answers | 19 Crops that would disappear without bees | “Heavy Costs: Weighing the Value of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Agriculture”.
March is finally here and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. March is a tough month in the bee business. It is the month of many losses. | Michael Bush is coming to Durango courtesy of the 4 Corners Beekeeping Club | CSBA Summer Meeting featuring Dr. Jim Tew: June 14th at Western CO Honey in Silt. Rumor has it Jerry Hayes of Monsanto will be here in the summer, too. | Agritourism | Bee Kill Info | Bee People |The National Honey Board cookbook, “Delicious Dishes and Tasty Treats: Honey Recipes for Every Occasion”, in limited quantities for $5. Contact the NHB at 800-553-7162 | Bumble Bee Watch | Urban Bees using plastic to build hives | High fructose corn syrup implicated in bee losses | For Sale: Forest Hill Woodworking | More!
I am at the point in my beekeeping career where I am absolutely aware of what the problem is with honey bee health. I want to discuss the solutions and I have shifted my focus to this phase. One of the reasons I was in Baton Rouge was to deliver a presentation on one of my solutions–”Making the City Pretty–a comprehensive guide to urban forage based upon land use”. It was well received and I am happy to spread the message to any groups that you think might be interested in hearing it–as well as yourselves. It is a rather long talk–75-80 minutes–but contains a tremendous amount of data! Any interested parties can contact me at 970-213-3099 or email@example.com and I will be happy to try to work you in to my schedule. | Bee Safe Neighborhood Campaign | Pollination Planet | Diana Sammataro retired yesterday from the USDA-ARS after a lengthy career with the Carl Hayden Research Center in Tucson. | Michael Bush | Dr. Jim Tew | Don Studinski of Honeybee Keep | For Sale page.
Cheers to the end of 2013 which has been an especially difficult year for me, personally, and not too great… Continue reading »