Bee Informed Partnership

Using beekeepers' real world experience to solve beekeepers' real world problems
  • July 15-16: University of Florida Honey Bee Lab’s 1st Annual Research Symposium
    Hey y’all, I just wanted to let you know that the University of Florida’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab (HBREL) is hosting the 1st annual Florida Bee Research Symposium July 15-16, 2015. It will be located in Gainesville, Florida at Austin Cary Memorial Forest Conference Center. Wednesday (July 15th) will be focused on native...
  • Bears and Bees in the Sunshine State
    Compared to viruses, Varroa mites, Nosema, pesticide damage, and the myriad of other problems we are facing, bears (Florida black bears of course) are one of the more (if not the most) straightforward problems beekeepers have in terms of keeping their bees alive. On most occasions a good electric fence will do the trick, but...
  • Clover Seed Pollination
    Clover seed is an important crop grown in western Oregon that benefits rom hired honeybee colonies to boost yields. The Willamette Valley has an ideal climate for seed production with high annual rainfalls that allow growing without irrigation but infrequent rains in July and August allow seed to be harvested with limited risk of moisture...
  • Meadowfoam Pollination
    May in the Willamette Valley is a time of lush green fields of grazing pasture and grass seed crops covering the flatlands along the I-5 corridor from Eugene to Portland. These verdant fields are punctuated by small plantings of dense, low growing, brilliantly white flowers, appropriately called Meadowfoam. Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba) is an annual oilseed...
  • Colony Loss 2014 – 2015: Preliminary Results
    Nathalie Steinhauer1, Karen Rennich1, Kathleen Lee2, Jeffery Pettis3, David R. Tarpy4, Juliana Rangel5, Dewey Caron6, Ramesh Sagili6, John A. Skinner7, Michael E. Wilson7, James T. Wilkes8, Keith S. Delaplane9, Robyn Rose10, Dennis vanEngelsdorp1 1 Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 2 Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108...