The Chester County Beekeepers Association’s Annual Conference will be March 11th, 2017 at the West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383. Speakers include Dr. Dewey Caron, author of Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, Phil Craft, columnist for Bee Culture Magazine, Dr. Meghan Milbrath, Michigan State University Department of Entomology, and Master Beekeeper Landi Simone, owner and operator of Gooserock Farm. Lunch will be provided. For registration and details, go to http://www.ChescoBees.org.
Beekeeping at the airport is on the rise!
Physics plays a stronger component in nature than most realize. This article discusses the possibility that buzz pollination behavior seen in eight different species of bumble bee may involve the triboelectric charge of the pollen grains they forage.
Apiara Hive Technologies is conducting a FREE hive monitoring study. They are looking for 25 participants whose farms fall under the category of “small to Mid-size farms” to test new technology in the realm of apiculture. More details can be found on the invitation linked above.
Sam Droege, native bee guru and Wildlife Biologist from the USGS, is helping lead the charge to find supplemental pollinators, as a result of the decline in Honey Bee numbers. Read how Droege is leading the creation of a national inventory of wild bees, which could eventually be used to save American agriculture.