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  1. General Beekeeping
    Hello, I’d like to introduce our company, Exchange Bees, into the forum. We specialize in pollination contracting, sales of beehives, and research in honey bee colonies. Exchange Bees is a start up company that connects beekeepers to beekeepers with growers. We provide the resources necessary...
  2. General Beekeeping
    I'm writing a paper on migratory beekeeping in the U.S. for pollination and nectar flow and was hoping to include a couple of real-life examples (I'm pursuing a masters in applied entomology). If anyone uses their bees for this purpose and would like to help me out, I'm trying to get a general...
  3. Bee News
    Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science says no. Bee populations in the U.S. and Europe remain at healthy levels for reproduction and the critical pollination of food crops and trees. But during much of the past decade we have seen higher-than-average...
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    Mapping Large-Area Landscape Suitability for Honey Bees to Assess the Influence of Land-Use Change on Sustainability of National Pollination Services Pollination is a critical ecosystem service affected by various drivers of land-use change, such as policies and programs aimed at land resources...
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    Pollination and Plant Resources Change the Nutritional Quality of Almonds for Human Health Insect-pollinated crops provide important nutrients for human health. Pollination, water and nutrients available to crops can influence yield, but it is not known if the nutritional value of the crop is...
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    Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe Declines in insect pollinators across Europe have raised concerns about the supply of pollination services to agriculture. Simultaneously, EU agricultural and biofuel policies have encouraged...
  7. Mason & other alternative bees
    Glenreid Farm where strawberries are being grown. They discuss the bees who help pollinate the strawberries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHKMWqJl0S4
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    First Evidence for a Massive Extinction Event Affecting Bees Close to the K-T Boundary Bees and eudicot plants both arose in the mid-late Cretaceous, and their co-evolutionary relationships have often been assumed as an important element in the rise of flowering plants. Given the near-complete...
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    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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    Flower Volatiles, Crop Varieties and Bee Responses Volatile compounds emitted by crop flowers mediate plant-pollinator interactions, but differences between crop varieties are still little explored. Since quality and quantity of marketable fruits depend on optimal pollination, a better...
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    Story from some of my friends and one I supervise Rob Horsburgh Declining bee populations could have big impact on food supply By Christina Kelso Florida Times Union At any given moment inside the oozing walls of a honey bee hive, a legion of inch-long, yellow-striped...
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    Bee keeper Allen Dovico, who raises bees to collect honey and is growing his colonies, shows off a frame where the bees have started to cap off the honey combs Wednesday afternoon May 29, 2013. He averages about 90 pounds of honey from each hive in about 4-6 weeks...
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    Declining bee populations may lead to significant agricultural losses in U.S.by Miranda GreenMay 8, 2013 12:22 PM EDT Nearly one-third of bee colonies perished last winter. A new study suggests the sudden decline in the population could take a big economic toll on the agricultural economy –...
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    Generalization versus Specialization in Pollination Systems: Visitors, Thieves, and Pollinators of Hypoestes aristata (Acanthaceae) The honey bee A. mellifera is commonly considered to be a generalist forager, visiting many plant species [58]. Although it usually visits flowers more...
  15. General Beekeeping
    Making Splits for Swarm Control . Hives of bees that are strong enough to be a pollination unit, 5 frames of brood with bees covering 8 frames, during fruit tree pollination starting around the first week in May will become two crowded and will swarm before the main nectar flow starts at...
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    Succession Influences Wild Bees in a Temperate Forest Landscape: The Value of Early Successional Stages in Naturally Regenerated and Planted Forests Wild bees perform an important ecosystem function in human-altered and natural or seminatural ecosystems, as they are essential pollinators for...
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    Synergistic effects of Honey bees and non-apis for pollination services
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