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  1. General Beekeeping
    I have heard experienced beekeeps say that pollen is most important to bees during winter while others just as experienced say honey is more important. Is there one resource to bees that is more important in winter or are they just blowing smoke? Together they provide all the nutritional values...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    i am new to beekeeping and have a lot of questions. For starters how long will it take for a queen to lay broud in a new hive? And do pollen patties help the qween lay faster?
  3. General Beekeeping
    I had some pollen sub out in a feeder, well protected from rain, starting in the dearth of summer. Noticed about 10 days ago that one of my hives was hitting it pretty good. Now I feed a homemade fondant that I add pollen sub to, but there isn't anything in Bloom in North Texas after a hard...
  4. Top Bar & other Alternative Hives
    Does anyone know the hole size for pollen collectors for the African bee (Apis mellifera scutellata)? The African bee is slightly smaller. (19mm) and the european collectors I have are not knocking the pollen off the back legs.
  5. Bee News
    Movement of Soil-Applied Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam into Nectar and Pollen of Squash (Cucurbita pepo) There has been recent interest in the threat to bees posed by the use of systemic insecticides. One concern is that systemic insecticides may translocate from the soil into pollen and nectar...
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    A Temporal Dimension to the Influence of Pollen Rewards on Bee Behaviour and Fecundity in Aloe tenuior The net effect of pollen production on fecundity in plants can range from negative – when self-pollen interferes with fecundity due to incompatibility mechanisms, to positive – when pollen...
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    Cephalaria transsylvanica-Based Flower Strips as Potential Food Source for Bees during Dry Periods in European Mediterranean Basin Countries The introduction of sown wildflower strips favours the establishment of pollinator communities, with special reference to social Apoidea. Here, we...
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    Divergent Rules for Pollen and Nectar Foraging Bumblebees – A Laboratory Study with Artificial Flowers Offering Diluted Nectar Substitute and Pollen Surrogate Almost all bees collect nectar and pollen from flowers. Female bees collect pollen to provision their nest cells, whereas they use...
  9. Bee News
    How Does Pollen Chemistry Impact Development and Feeding Behaviour of Polylectic Bees? Larvae and imagos of bees rely exclusively on floral rewards as a food source but host-plant range can vary greatly among bee species. While oligolectic species forage on pollen from a single family of host...
  10. Bee News
    How Does Pollen Chemistry Impact Development and Feeding Behaviour of Polylectic Bees? Larvae and imagos of bees rely exclusively on floral rewards as a food source but host-plant range can vary greatly among bee species. While oligolectic species forage on pollen from a single family of host...
  11. Bee News
    Using a Hazard Quotient to Evaluate Pesticide Residues Detected in Pollen Trapped from Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) in Connecticut Analysis of pollen trapped from honey bees as they return to their hives provides a method of monitoring fluctuations in one route of pesticide exposure over location...
  12. Bee News
    Bee Products Prevent Agrichemical-Induced Oxidative Damage in Fish In southern South America and other parts of the world, aquaculture is an activity that complements agriculture. Small amounts of agrichemicals can reach aquaculture ponds, which results in numerous problems caused by oxidative...
  13. Bee News
    Spatial and Temporal Assessment of Pollen- and Seed-Mediated Gene Flow from Genetically Engineered Plum Prunus domestica Gene flow from genetically engineered (GE) crop plants to non-GE plants is a topic of interest and concern, and as such it has been the subject of a number of studies and...
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    Influence of Pollen Nutrition on Honey Bee Health: Do Pollen Quality and Diversity Matter? The beneficial influence of pollen availability on bee health is well-established but whether quality and diversity of pollen diets can modify bee health remains largely unknown. We therefore tested the...
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    Pollen Analysis of Natural Honeys from the Central Region of Shanxi, North China Adulteration and the false labeling of honey are common problems in many countries [1]. In this context, melissopalynology plays an important role in ascertaining the botanical and geographical origins of honey by...
  16. Bee News
    Thought this was an interesting article, hope you agree. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey/
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