CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come under scrutiny, however, in response to colony collapse disorder, the massive -- and as yet not fully explained -- annual die-off of honey bees in the U.S. and Europe. Some suspect that inadequate nutrition plays a role in honey bee declines.
In a new study, described in Scientific Reports, researchers took a broad look at changes in gene activity in response to diet in the Western honey bee (Apis mellifera), and found significant differences occur depending on what the bees eat.
The deal is that you bring us honey, tell us what price you want to get, and we add 40% for VBA. Last year, we made about $1200 for the club from members' sales. The Fair invites the VBA to sell other bee-related goods, such as wax candles figurines, lip-balm, propolis, etc. Just remember to tell us what price you wish to receive and VBA will add 40% to that as the retail price.
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The VBA Meetings Calendar has been updated to reflect the just-announced schedule of beekeeping workshops for the 2013 season. Workshops are held on Saturdays -weather permitting - and are a great way for beginners to learn how to become a beekeeper and for experienced "beeks" to brush up on their skills. (Rain days are the following day.)
Northwestern Vermont Beekeepers: