For those who think about bee health often, June 20th kicks off a familiar and fun time of year. It’s the beginning of Pollinator Week- an annual, international, event to celebrate pollinators and raise awareness about pollinator health. All of our Bee Health Collective partners celebrate pollinator week, and Project Apis m.’s own Danielle Downey […]
Add Your Data Point to the Map: Take the BIP Survey!
June 28, 2022
You may have heard the statement “all beekeeping is local”. This means that, depending on where you keep bees, your beekeeping actions for a particular month could be drastically different than what is appropriate for beekeepers located elsewhere! During April, some beekeepers might be busy with tasks like installing packages and raising queens, while others […]
Protecting Pollinators from A New Threat – First-Ever U.S. Sightings of Northern Giant Hornet
June 27, 2022
UPDATE: Please consult the APHIS’ Asian Giant Hornet and Lookalikes Guide. If you believe the specimen is an Asian giant hornet, please report your potential sighting to the state apiary inspector. You may also want to contact your State Plant Health Director.
Hives Can Save Lives: How Beekeeping is Providing Emotional Support and Relief for Veterans.
June 7, 2022
Many of us have seen or experienced the therapeutic support that animals can give, especially for those with disabilities. Engaging with animals can promote healing, and it can even help build community. But did you know that beekeeping can provide emotional support and relief for veterans with PTSD and anxiety? There are several organizations that […]