|Posted by douglasfarm on October 15, 2010 at 11:41 AM||comments (0)|
Recently, the NY times posted an article saying they have found the main cause of CCD. Sadly, the magic cure was more smoke than reality.
I'm sure most beekeepers are aware now, that there will never be a magic cure for our death issues. Still, the general public may not, so another cause of public miss conception.
So many things kill the bees; a beekeeper needs more of a bee first aid kit or large (health) tool box, not a Bee Health Improver 6000.
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|Posted by douglasfarm on August 8, 2010 at 4:51 PM||comments (1)|
So with great consideration during spare moments throughout EAS, I have decided the direction and to apply for a SARE research grant.
(I sugest you play superman theme music as you read this)
The primary focus of the project will be to develop nosema resistance within our Buckfest line. It's fairly clear Nosema is a problem that beekeepers can do little about.
Fumagilin B treatment has become the only course of action for beekeepers to fight...Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on June 9, 2010 at 6:13 PM||comments (0)|
Colloidal Silver is silver suspended in a solution, normally water. It's made by grinding or electrolysis.
Silver is a metal that has been used in medical instruments for a long time. It is easily cleaned.
Many believe it to have anti bacterial, fungus, and viral properties.
I've heard of beekeepers spraying their equipment with colloidal silver. Please don't. Don't jump off any bridges because they guy next to you says its a good idea....Read Full Post »
|Posted by anonymous on May 1, 2009 at 2:14 PM||comments (0)|
Bees Against ElephantsThe bee method could save the elephants By Stefan Anitei, Science Editor
9th of October 2007, 06:52 GMT
This is not a cartoon joke: the Goliath of our days can be chased away by the same insects: bees. The giant mammals evacuate the place as soon as they hear the buzz of a bee swarm.
In the end, this could be their sa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on April 24, 2009 at 3:38 PM||comments (0)|
Wolfgang H. Kirchner and William F. Towne two honey bee biologist. Have done some amazing work:
Hearing in Honey Bees: Detection of Air-Particle Oscillations
WILLIAM F. TOWNE 1 and WOLFGANG H. KIRCHNER 2
Science 12 May 1989:
Vol. 244. no. 4905, pp. 686 - 688
DOI: 10.1126/science.244.4905.686Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on April 9, 2009 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
Recent DNA research findings:
Within the past 40 years, Africanized honey bees spread from Brazil and now occupy most areas habitable by the species Apis mellifera, from Argentina to the southwestern United States. The primary genetic source for Africanized honey bees is believed to be the sub-Saharan honey bee subspecies A. m. s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by douglasfarm on April 9, 2009 at 9:17 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by douglasfarm on April 8, 2009 at 5:26 PM||comments (0)|
Juan Antonio Perez-Sato1, 2, William O.H. Hughes1, 3, Margaret J. Couvillon1, 4 and Francis L.W. Ratnieks1, 5
1 Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
2 Present address: Colegio de Postgraduados Campus Cordoba, Km 348 Carretera Federal Cordoba-Veracruz, Congregación Manuel Leon Amatlan de los Reyes, Cordoba, Veracruz,...
|Posted by douglasfarm on February 2, 2009 at 2:09 AM||comments (0)|