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US & World Beekeeping News

  1. US beekeepers lost 33 percent of bees in 2016-17 - Phys.Org


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    US beekeepers lost 33 percent of bees in 2016-17
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    Beekeepers across the United States lost 33 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2016 to April 2017, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey. Rates of both winter loss and summer loss ...
    Bee colony losses dropped more than 21 percent for the winter of 2016-2017.Southwest Farm Press
    US Honey Bee Colony Loss Improves: Beekeepers Lost Only 33 Percent Bees In A YearTech Times
    Survey Finds US Honeybee Losses Improve From Horrible to BadU.S. News & World Report
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  2. Wi-Fi Beehive Monitoring Keeps Beekeepers Informed - PSFK (subscription)


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    Wi-Fi Beehive Monitoring Keeps Beekeepers Informed
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    Hivemind, a beekeeping innovation company in New Zealand, has developed technology that allows beekeepers to keep track of hives remotely. As beekeepers and scientists around the world study what we can do to keep bee populations—an essential ...

  3. Pa lawmakers hear the plight of beekeepers - witf.org


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    Pa lawmakers hear the plight of beekeepers
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    (Harrisburg) -- For years, beekeepers have been trying to raise the alarm on the declining population of bees, which play a big role in pollinating our crops. On Monday, Pennsylvania lawmakers on the Joint Legislation Conservation Committee heard ...

  4. Beekeepers build high-tech storage to improve hive survival - Capital Press


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    Beekeepers build high-tech storage to improve hive survival
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    Bravo will be breaking ground soon on another Twin Falls storage facility, with plans to rent space to area beekeepers. He said he and Agri-Stor may build a third building next year. They also intend to offer equipment comprising the “brains” of their ...

  5. This beekeeper is rescuing bees with deep learning and an iPhone - TechCrunch


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    This beekeeper is rescuing bees with deep learning and an iPhone
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    The latest, Swedish beekeeper and inventor Björn Lagerman, is building BeeScanning with the help of a team of engineers and researchers. BeeScanning is an app that applies some clever computer vision to ordinary smartphone photos to alert beekeepers ...

  6. Beekeepers developing an AI app to spot bee's worst enemy - Digital Trends


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    Beekeepers developing an AI app to spot bee's worst enemy
    Digital Trends
    “I've been taking pictures of my bee colonies to learn how to foresee their development,” Björn Lagerman, a BeeScanning founder who's been beekeeping for 45 years, told Digital Trends. “Last summer, I started taking pictures of frames with brood to ...

  7. Boulder County Beekeepers Buzzing About Hive Loss | Colorado ... - U.S. News & World Report


    Boulder County Beekeepers Buzzing About Hive Loss | Colorado...
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    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — It's the time of year that honeybee swarms typically start to take wing, setting beekeepers' phone lines ablaze as word spreads about ...

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  8. Federal grant to help beekeepers and maple producers find their 'sweet spot' - Mainebiz


    Federal grant to help beekeepers and maple producers find their 'sweet spot'
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    Leahy's project aims to increase knowledge of the production and marketing challenges and opportunities for small- and medium-sized beekeeping and maple syrup producers in the state. Bees are important both as honey producers and pollinators.

  9. How Varroa mites take advantage of managed beekeeping practices - Phys.Org


    How Varroa mites take advantage of managed beekeeping practices
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    As the managed honey bee industry continues to grapple with significant annual colony losses, the Varroa destructor mite is emerging as the leading culprit. And ...

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  10. How beekeepers help deadly parasites thrive - Cosmos


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    How beekeepers help deadly parasites thrive
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    Deadly mite infestations considered a leading cause of the continuing collapse of the global commercial honey-bee industry are being abetted by modern bee-keeping practices, new research suggests. The research, published in the journal Environmental ...