Dear Vermont Beekeepers,
In December 2016, we appealed to the beekeeping community to make a donation through Experiment.com to support a research project on effects of migratory beekeeping practices on honey bee disease (link). We were fortunate to receive enough support to conduct an experiment in which we compared disease loads in a group of stationary hives with those in a group we sent to California for almond pollination. We have some very interesting results with real-world applications to improve honey bee health, and are excited to report that a manuscript describing this work is accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal!
Because we want this work to be "open access" and freely readable by all, we have to pay a fee to the journal publishing the work, and we're now reaching out to ask whether you would consider making a donation toward that cost. If you are interested, please visit our GoFundMe site.
Feel free to forward this to anyone you think may be interested. Thank you for support!
🐝 Vermont Bee Research Team 🐝
(Leif Richardson, Alex Burnham, Zac Lamas,SamanthaAlger)