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  1. Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey' - National Geographic


    National Geographic

    Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey'
    National Geographic
    But in April, it quietly achieved a milestone: It became the first U.S. solar facility to host commercial beekeeping. The apiary is part of an effort to rethink how land for clean energy can be used to supply more than just kilowatts. Instead of the ...

  2. Thousands of Bees Took Over a Car in The UK And Beekeepers Are Struggling to Make Them Leave - ScienceAlert


    Thousands of Bees Took Over a Car in The UK And Beekeepers Are Struggling to Make Them Leave
    ScienceAlert
    The whole block went into involuntary lockdown as the swarm of bees literally took over the bonnet of Taylor's car, and stung several people in the process. But bees are really precious insects, so all they could do was steer clear and call the local ...

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  3. Study Suggests Modern Beekeeping Gives Varroa Mites Ideal Conditions to Spread - Growing Produce


    Growing Produce

    Study Suggests Modern Beekeeping Gives Varroa Mites Ideal Conditions to Spread
    Growing Produce
    Beekeepers need to rethink Varroa control and treat Varroa as a migratory pest,” says Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, Ph.D., research leader and location coordinator at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service's Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, AZ, ...

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  4. Local beekeepers band together, for pollination's sake - Chesterfield Observer


    Local beekeepers band together, for pollination's sake
    Chesterfield Observer
    The community aspect of beekeeping isn't limited to those who share a hive. Larger beekeeping clubs are common in Virginia and elsewhere, providing individual beekeepers with a network for information-sharing. One such club, of which Kurysz is also a ...

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  5. In Montana, Beekeepers Protect Their Hives With Fences — And Guns - MTPR


    MTPR

    In Montana, Beekeepers Protect Their Hives With Fences — And Guns
    MTPR
    And Jamie Jonkel, a bear manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says placing a beehive on the ground in Montana is like "putting a dead horse in the back pasture and not expecting bears to feed on that dead horse." So he encourages all beekeepers ...

  6. Beekeepers warned to camouflage hives after spate of thefts - The Times (subscription)


    The Times (subscription)

    Beekeepers warned to camouflage hives after spate of thefts
    The Times (subscription)
    Police have urged beekeepers to camouflage their hives after a spate of thefts and arson attacks left hundreds of thousands of insects dead. Police said that 26 hives were destroyed on a farm near Sellindge in Kent last week. Two hives were stolen from ...

  7. What's the Buzz in the Capitol? A Tax Cut for Beekeepers - U.S. News & World Report


    What's the Buzz in the Capitol? A Tax Cut for Beekeepers
    U.S. News & World Report
    There are hundreds of beekeeping businesses in the state but thousands of "backyard beekeepers" with a few hives, he said. Nass, a co-sponsor of the bill, is a hobby beekeeper himself. His spokesman, Mike Mikalsen, said Nass has been beekeeping for ...

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  8. In addition to educating children about the importance of bees, Sister Lyn collaborates with other beekeepers ... - Pittsburgh Catholic


    Pittsburgh Catholic

    In addition to educating children about the importance of bees, Sister Lyn collaborates with other beekeepers ...
    Pittsburgh Catholic
    In addition to educating children about the importance of bees, Sister Lyn collaborates with other beekeepers through the Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers Association. The association encourages good beekeeping practices, assists new beekeepers, and ...

  9. 7 Ways to Make Your Garden a Haven for Bees (Without the Work of Beekeeping) - Organic Authority


    Organic Authority

    7 Ways to Make Your Garden a Haven for Bees (Without the Work of Beekeeping)
    Organic Authority
    Buy products from local beekeepers. Support your local beekeeper by buying her honey at your local farmers market. By doing this you are not only supporting and keeping your business local, but you're avoiding honey that is imported from China (and may ...

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  10. NY honeybees stung hard by varroa mite, researchers find - Cornell Chronicle


    Cornell Chronicle

    NY honeybees stung hard by varroa mite, researchers find
    Cornell Chronicle
    Mullen and Scott McArt, assistant professor in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, have been collaborating with beekeepers throughout the state to find ways to keep their bee colonies healthy. Working in the ...