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Category : Beekeeping

02 Jul 2018

How to send samples of adult bees to the USDA for diagnosis

This is the video number one of a series of videos about the honey bee diagnostic laboratory at USDA Beltsville Maryland. This video series will cover the main diagnostic procedures applied to bees sent to the lab for diagnosis. In this video, Dr. Humberto Boncristiani and Sam Abban discuss the best procedure to send samples of Adult honey bees to the lab. It is very important to send the sample the right way to improve the quality of the service. […]

04 May 2018

A Transmissible RNA Pathway in Honey Bees

Link to the article: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/04/12/299800 Dr. Eyal Maori and collaborators discovered a very important piece of information that might be able to help to improve beekeeping in the future. In this video, I discuss the potential of the discovery and invite everyone to help to brainstorm alternative tools using this information.

05 Mar 2018

Colony Collapse Disorder – CCD – The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY – Dr. Jay Evans

Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD is a syndrome affecting honey bees that got a lot of attention in the media. Bees were apparently flying away and never returning home, leaving behind food and brood. After a lot of research, nobody could find a definitive answer for the phenomena, and a lot of frustration started to arise. After 12 years, the beekeepers started to describe heavy colony losses in the social media and use the term CCD again. I decided to […]