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28/02/2021 – Beekeeping – Bees colecting nectar and polen

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Common Floral Bacteria

By: Shawn Christensen, UC Davis Certain species of floral bacteria can enhance pollen germination, according to a study published from the University of California, Davis in the journal Current Biology. “This is the first paper documenting stimulation of pollen germination by non-plants,” said first author Shawn Christensen, a doctoral candidate in associate professor Rachel Vannette’s laboratory…
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Post harvest question on supers

Q: I harvested supers last weekend and placed the 'wet' frames back on the hives for the bees to clean. Today I went to remove the supers to prep for winter storage. What I found was they had cleaned up the frames remarkably well and were already storing new nectar on multiple frames. Do I…
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Secret Powerhouse of Your Yard

Pioneering research reveals gardens are secret powerhouse for pollinators University of Bristol Research News Image: Residential Gardens Underpin The Urban Nectar Supply, And Many Can Be Extremely Rich In Flowering Plants. view more  Credit: Nicholas Tew Home gardens are by far the biggest source of food for pollinating insects, including bees and wasps, in cities and towns, according…
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Pollinators Need Flowering Food

Gardening: Pollinators will appreciate plants, trees that provide food Mike Hogan Special to The Columbus Dispatch Gardeners are increasingly concerned about the status of bees, butterflies and other insects as populations of these pollinators continue to decline. This decline can be attributed to many factors, including loss of habitat, climate change, disease, pesticide use and the…
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Can’t wait for nectar flow in North Alabama

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