A “Bee-g” Question: How do Honey Bees and Native Bees Interact?
Access to clean, nutritious forage is essential for all bees, and as bee forage is declining each year in the USA, the number of native bees and managed bees are also declining. 75 years ago there were nearly twice as many honey bee colonies in the US, and more than half the native bee species […]
Add Your Data Point to the Map: Take the BIP Survey!
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
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.
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Hives Can Save Lives: How Beekeeping is Providing Emotional Support and Relief for Veterans.
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 […]