Tag: honey bees

Looking out for Nosema in spring colonies

A guide to quantifying the honey bee pathogen, Nosema, in colonies Regular subscribers to this blog may have noticed multiple mentions of Nosema in recent posts of the Beekeeping Management Calendar. These recommendations have highlighted the importance of monitoring and treating… Read More

Beekeeper Management Calendar: MARCH

Recommendations for your apiary in March: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can be found here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in848  Additional resources: How to Quantify Nosema Spores Infection Rate in a… Read More

Beekeeper Management Calendar: FEBRUARY

Recommendations for your apiary in February: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can be found here: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in848  Additional resources: The Benefits of Pollen to Honey Bees How to… Read More

A Tale of Two Subspecies: Genetics studies of South African honey bees

There are two factors that play an integral role in distinguishing between populations within a species. First, an organism’s geography restricts its ability to disperse. Individuals in adjacent populations migrate between one another at a higher rate than… Read More