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DISCLAIMER

These items are circulated as being of interest to beekeepers. The sender has no vested interest in them, pro or con, and does not engage in censorship of what information beekeepers should or should not have access to.

Based on the concept that it is not education unless you look at both sides of an issue, I work hard to keep a balance of opinions. Everyone will find articles here they disagree with from time to time (so do I, but it doesn't matter). Just remember they may be the ones you can learn the most from -- and then make decisions with a better base of understanding.

Inclusion of items here does not in any way imply endorsement by myself or the organizations I represent. They are included as information only, and I leave it to the reader to determine value.

Fran Bach, Western Apicultural Society Journal and Washington State Beekeepers newsletter editor
509-573-4245
febach3@gmail.com

To be removed from this list, put "Unsubscribe bee list" in the Subject line and send your request to febach3@gmail.com.

 
Items of interest to beekeepers October 21 2016

IN THIS ISSUE

HIVE THEFT ALERT
2017 NORTH AMERICAN BEEKEEPING CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW AGENDA, GALVESTON, TEXAS
BEE-2-B: HOW WATSON AND WEATHER ARE HELPING CROPS GROW STRONGER
A PLAN TO DEFEND AGAINST THE WAR ON SCIENCE
INTERNATIONAL SURVEY ABOUT BEEKEEPING
UC DAVIS HONEY AND POLLINATION CENTER OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
MORE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
CATCH THE BUZZ
EVENTS
LINKS
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Six from Joy Pendell and the California State Beekeepers News Update -

HIVE THEFT ALERT

The theft season has begun early this year! Olivarez Honey Bees discovered 8 beehives missing on 10/12/16 from a bee yard west of Corning, CA. The hives were on bottom boards, which were loose on pallets. The hives, bottom boards and pallets were all taken. Because the hives were loose on pallets, it is possible (and even likely) that everything was moved by hand. The hives are 8-frame double deeps, white, and branded 42-51.

Olivarez Honey Bees also suffered the theft of queen banks in April of this year. At least 150 queens were taken. There was a report of someone trying to sell OHB queens for cash outside of the Mann Lake bee supply store in Woodland, CA shortly thereafter.

Ray Olivarez is personally offering a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for either the theft of the hives or the theft of the queen banks. This is in addition to the up to $10,000 reward the CSBA offers. Please contact the CSBA at castatebeekeepers@hotmail.com to report any information.

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2017 NORTH AMERICAN BEEKEEPING CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW AGENDA, GALVESTON, TEXAS

http://nabeekeepingconference.com/images/2017/2017_NABC_Agenda_-_V10_WEB.pdf

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BEE-2-B: HOW WATSON AND WEATHER ARE HELPING CROPS GROW STRONGER

Fields of sunflowers stretch as far as the eye can see. Stacks of white boxes are tucked neatly amidst a small grove of trees.

The boxes are the homes of bees, the extraordinary winged creatures responsible for the flowers’ bright yellow blooms each summer. Their owner is Richard Adee, a beekeeper since 1957. A lot has changed since he began his career producing honey. For one, his family’s income now depends mostly on pollination services that his some 80,000 hives of bees provide across the country. The shift has caused new challenges, large and small, but one has remained a constant since the very beginning: the weather.

http://paidpost.nytimes..com/ibm/bee-2-b.html?tbs_nyt=2016-september-nytsocial_facebook-ibm-1003-1130#bee-2-b

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A PLAN TO DEFEND AGAINST THE WAR ON SCIENCE

Four years ago in Scientific American, I warned readers of a growing problem in American democracy. The article, entitled “Antiscience Beliefs Jeopardize U.S. Democracy,” charted how it had not only become acceptable, but often required, for politicians to embrace antiscience positions, and how those positions flew in the face of the core principles that the U.S. was founded on: That if anyone could discover the truth of something for him or herself using the tools of science, then no king, no pope and no wealthy lord was more entitled to govern the people than they were themselves. It was self-evident.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-plan-to-defend-against-the-war-on-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_SP_20161010

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INTERNATIONAL SURVEY ABOUT BEEKEEPING

A group of Slovenian Students is seeking information to assist in their research. Please participate!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZK05USGqy56LEfCEydg4U6TRS1McpT0-EuTcvURcrAWbr1A/viewform?c=0&w=1

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UC DAVIS HONEY AND POLLINATION CENTER OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9d89a5a216486d5b19f45aaeb&id=dee49e5b32&e=f1b54d79e0

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MORE POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Two new positions at Xerces and two at New Jersey Insitute of Technology (NJIT) via Dr. Christine Grozinger and the POLLINATOR L list -

Plant Ecologist – Western Region - Xerces

Location: Preference is to locate this position at a home office, with easy access to a major airport in California (especially near Sacramento, the Bay Area, or the San Joaquin Valley) or Western Washington (Puget Sound region). For the right candidate, we may consider additional location options.
Application Deadline: Nov. 23rd
Start Date: No later than January 30, 2017

You’ll be joining a growing team of professionals working to conserve some of the world’s most important animals. Under the direction of the Pollinator Conservation Program Directors, and working closely with other members of the Pollinator Conservation Program, this position will: Develop and consistently improve habitat restoration methodology in California and the Pacific Northwest; provide regular habitat restoration technical support to other Xerces staff, clients, and partner organizations; source native plant materials for restoration projects; foster native plant materials production with nursery and native seed industry partners; support Xerces’ partners with science-based advice and consulting on restoration practice, seed sourcing and other aspects of habitat restoration. Please review full job details and application instructions here: http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Western-Region-Plant-Ecologist.pdf

 
Pollinator Conservation Specialist (Food Industry Supply Chain Projects) - Xerces

Location: Preference is to locate this position at a home office, with easy access to a major airport in California (especially near Sacramento, the Bay Area, or the San Joaquin Valley) or Western Washington (Puget Sound region). For the right candidate, we may consider additional location options.
Application Deadline: Nov. 23rd
Start Date: No later than January 30, 2017

Under the direction of a Xerces Pollinator Conservation Program co-director, this ground-breaking new position will collaborate closely with farm managers, as well as key staff at some of the largest food companies in the world to provide farm conservation on farms that serve the organic and natural food industry. Please review full job details and application instructions here: http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Pollinator-Specialist-Food-Industry-Supply-Chain-Projects.pdf

See also: http://www.xerces.org/job-opportunities


NJIT

he Department of Biological Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is looking to fill two new, 9-month, tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in 2017. We seek applicants with either of the following profiles:

  - Applicants with an interest and established record in bridging levels from systems or organismic function to behavior or ecology. Research areas can include - but are not limited to - ethology, microbiology, functional ecology, or evolution. Applicants with this profile should apply for the position at http://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55733. All inquiries for this position should be directed to Dr. Simon Garnier, at garnier@njit.edu.

  - Applicants with an interest and established record in bridging levels from cell biology or physiology, to systems or organismic function. Research areas can include - but are not limited to - neurobiology, ethology, evolution, or development. Applicants with this profile should apply for the position at http://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55732. All inquiries for this position should be directed to Dr. Farzan Nadim, at farzan@njit.edu.

Applicants should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter, and a statement of research interest. In addition, they should arrange for at least three references to send letters directly to Ms. Shamay Carty, at carty@njit.edu.

Candidates will be expected to maintain an active, funded research program, supervise graduate students, and contribute to the overall success of the Department.

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CATCH THE BUZZ

1. A New Organic Acid Varroa Mite Medication -

At its October meeting, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended the granting of a marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) for VarroMed (oxalic acid dihydrate / formic acid). This antiparasitic medicine treats the Varroa mite infestation in honey-bee colonies, which is considered to be the most significant parasitic health concern affecting honey bees worldwide.

http://www.beeculture.com/catch-buzz-new-organic-acid-varroa-mite-medication


2. Invasive Honey Plants Dye Woodpeckers Red -

An ornithological mystery has been solved! Puzzling red feathers have been popping up in eastern North America’s “yellow-shafted” population of Northern Flickers, but they aren’t due to genes borrowed from their “red-shafted” cousins to the west, according to a new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances. Instead, the culprit is a pigment that the birds are ingesting in the berries of exotic honeysuckle plants, a favorite nectar source for honey bees and other insects.

http://www.beeculture.com/catch-buzz-invasive-honey-plants-dye-woodpeckers-red


3. No single protein determines queen development in honeybees -

In the first few days after they hatch, honey bee larvae feed on royal jelly secreted by the hypopharyngeal glands of adult honey bees. “It is a highly nutritious food comprising sugars, proteins and amino acids,” says Robin Moritz, Professor of Molecular Ecology at MLU. After a few days, most larvae start to receive honey and pollen in their food. These will develop into worker bees. Only the larvae that are destined to become queens continue to be fed exclusively on royal jelly. The queen is the only sexually reproductive female responsible for the production of all offspring in the colony.

http://www.beeculture.com/catch-buzz-no-single-protein-determines-queen-development-honeybees

 
DISCLAIMER

These items are circulated as being of interest to beekeepers. The sender has no vested interest in them, pro or con, and does not engage in censorship of what information beekeepers should or should not have access to.

Based on the concept that it is not education unless you look at both sides of an issue, I work hard to keep a balance of opinions. Everyone will find articles here they disagree with from time to time (so do I, but it doesn't matter). Just remember they may be the ones you can learn the most from -- and then make decisions with a better base of understanding.

Inclusion of items here does not in any way imply endorsement by myself or the organizations I represent. They are included as information only, and I leave it to the reader to determine value.

Fran Bach, Western Apicultural Society Journal and Washington State Beekeepers newsletter editor
509-573-4245
febach3@gmail.com

To be removed from this list, put "Unsubscribe bee list" in the Subject line and send your request to febach3@gmail.com.

 
Items of interest to beekeepers October 21 2016

IN THIS ISSUE

HIVE THEFT ALERT
2017 NORTH AMERICAN BEEKEEPING CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW AGENDA, GALVESTON, TEXAS
BEE-2-B: HOW WATSON AND WEATHER ARE HELPING CROPS GROW STRONGER
A PLAN TO DEFEND AGAINST THE WAR ON SCIENCE
INTERNATIONAL SURVEY ABOUT BEEKEEPING
UC DAVIS HONEY AND POLLINATION CENTER OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
MORE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
CATCH THE BUZZ
EVENTS
LINKS
-----

Six from Joy Pendell and the California State Beekeepers News Update -

HIVE THEFT ALERT

The theft season has begun early this year! Olivarez Honey Bees discovered 8 beehives missing on 10/12/16 from a bee yard west of Corning, CA. The hives were on bottom boards, which were loose on pallets. The hives, bottom boards and pallets were all taken. Because the hives were loose on pallets, it is possible (and even likely) that everything was moved by hand. The hives are 8-frame double deeps, white, and branded 42-51.

Olivarez Honey Bees also suffered the theft of queen banks in April of this year. At least 150 queens were taken. There was a report of someone trying to sell OHB queens for cash outside of the Mann Lake bee supply store in Woodland, CA shortly thereafter.

Ray Olivarez is personally offering a $2500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for either the theft of the hives or the theft of the queen banks. This is in addition to the up to $10,000 reward the CSBA offers. Please contact the CSBA at castatebeekeepers@hotmail.com to report any information.

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2017 NORTH AMERICAN BEEKEEPING CONFERENCE & TRADESHOW AGENDA, GALVESTON, TEXAS

http://nabeekeepingconference.com/images/2017/2017_NABC_Agenda_-_V10_WEB.pdf

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BEE-2-B: HOW WATSON AND WEATHER ARE HELPING CROPS GROW STRONGER

Fields of sunflowers stretch as far as the eye can see. Stacks of white boxes are tucked neatly amidst a small grove of trees.

The boxes are the homes of bees, the extraordinary winged creatures responsible for the flowers’ bright yellow blooms each summer. Their owner is Richard Adee, a beekeeper since 1957. A lot has changed since he began his career producing honey. For one, his family’s income now depends mostly on pollination services that his some 80,000 hives of bees provide across the country. The shift has caused new challenges, large and small, but one has remained a constant since the very beginning: the weather.

http://paidpost.nytimes..com/ibm/bee-2-b.html?tbs_nyt=2016-september-nytsocial_facebook-ibm-1003-1130#bee-2-b

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A PLAN TO DEFEND AGAINST THE WAR ON SCIENCE

Four years ago in Scientific American, I warned readers of a growing problem in American democracy. The article, entitled “Antiscience Beliefs Jeopardize U.S. Democracy,” charted how it had not only become acceptable, but often required, for politicians to embrace antiscience positions, and how those positions flew in the face of the core principles that the U.S. was founded on: That if anyone could discover the truth of something for him or herself using the tools of science, then no king, no pope and no wealthy lord was more entitled to govern the people than they were themselves. It was self-evident.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-plan-to-defend-against-the-war-on-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_SP_20161010

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INTERNATIONAL SURVEY ABOUT BEEKEEPING

A group of Slovenian Students is seeking information to assist in their research. Please participate!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZK05USGqy56LEfCEydg4U6TRS1McpT0-EuTcvURcrAWbr1A/viewform?c=0&w=1

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UC DAVIS HONEY AND POLLINATION CENTER OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9d89a5a216486d5b19f45aaeb&id=dee49e5b32&e=f1b54d79e0

-----

MORE POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Two new positions at Xerces and two at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) via Dr. Christine Grozinger and the POLLINATOR L list -

Plant Ecologist – Western Region - Xerces

Location: Preference is to locate this position at a home office, with easy access to a major airport in California (especially near Sacramento, the Bay Area, or the San Joaquin Valley) or Western Washington (Puget Sound region). For the right candidate, we may consider additional location options.
Application Deadline: Nov. 23rd
Start Date: No later than January 30, 2017

You’ll be joining a growing team of professionals working to conserve some of the world’s most important animals. Under the direction of the Pollinator Conservation Program Directors, and working closely with other members of the Pollinator Conservation Program, this position will: Develop and consistently improve habitat restoration methodology in California and the Pacific Northwest; provide regular habitat restoration technical support to other Xerces staff, clients, and partner organizations; source native plant materials for restoration projects; foster native plant materials production with nursery and native seed industry partners; support Xerces’ partners with science-based advice and consulting on restoration practice, seed sourcing and other aspects of habitat restoration. Please review full job details and application instructions here: http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Western-Region-Plant-Ecologist.pdf

 
Pollinator Conservation Specialist (Food Industry Supply Chain Projects) - Xerces

Location: Preference is to locate this position at a home office, with easy access to a major airport in California (especially near Sacramento, the Bay Area, or the San Joaquin Valley) or Western Washington (Puget Sound region). For the right candidate, we may consider additional location options.
Application Deadline: Nov. 23rd
Start Date: No later than January 30, 2017

Under the direction of a Xerces Pollinator Conservation Program co-director, this ground-breaking new position will collaborate closely with farm managers, as well as key staff at some of the largest food companies in the world to provide farm conservation on farms that serve the organic and natural food industry. Please review full job details and application instructions here: http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Pollinator-Specialist-Food-Industry-Supply-Chain-Projects.pdf

See also: http://www.xerces.org/job-opportunities


NJIT

he Department of Biological Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is looking to fill two new, 9-month, tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in 2017. We seek applicants with either of the following profiles:

  - Applicants with an interest and established record in bridging levels from systems or organismic function to behavior or ecology. Research areas can include - but are not limited to - ethology, microbiology, functional ecology, or evolution. Applicants with this profile should apply for the position at http://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55733. All inquiries for this position should be directed to Dr. Simon Garnier, at garnier@njit.edu.

  - Applicants with an interest and established record in bridging levels from cell biology or physiology, to systems or organismic function. Research areas can include - but are not limited to - neurobiology, ethology, evolution, or development. Applicants with this profile should apply for the position at http://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=55732. All inquiries for this position should be directed to Dr. Farzan Nadim, at farzan@njit.edu.

Applicants should be prepared to upload a CV, a cover letter, and a statement of research interest. In addition, they should arrange for at least three references to send letters directly to Ms. Shamay Carty, at carty@njit.edu.

Candidates will be expected to maintain an active, funded research program, supervise graduate students, and contribute to the overall success of the Department.

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CATCH THE BUZZ

1. A New Organic Acid Varroa Mite Medication -

At its October meeting, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended the granting of a marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) for VarroMed (oxalic acid dihydrate / formic acid). This antiparasitic medicine treats the Varroa mite infestation in honey-bee colonies, which is considered to be the most significant parasitic health concern affecting honey bees worldwide.

http://www.beeculture.com/catch-buzz-new-organic-acid-varroa-mite-medication


2. Invasive Honey Plants Dye Woodpeckers Red -

An ornithological mystery has been solved! Puzzling red feathers have been popping up in eastern North America’s “yellow-shafted” population of Northern Flickers, but they aren’t due to genes borrowed from their “red-shafted” cousins to the west, according to a new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances. Instead, the culprit is a pigment that the birds are ingesting in the berries of exotic honeysuckle plants, a favorite nectar source for honey bees and other insects.

http://www.beeculture.com/catch-buzz-invasive-honey-plants-dye-woodpeckers-red


3. No single protein determines queen development in honeybees -

In the first few days after they hatch, honey bee larvae feed on royal jelly secreted by the hypopharyngeal glands of adult honey bees. “It is a highly nutritious food comprising sugars, proteins and amino acids,” says Robin Moritz, Professor of Molecular Ecology at MLU. After a few days, most larvae start to receive honey and pollen in their food. These will develop into worker bees. Only the larvae that are destined to become queens continue to be fed exclusively on royal jelly. The queen is the only sexually reproductive female responsible for the production of all offspring in the colony.

http://www.beeculture.com/catch-buzz-no-single-protein-determines-queen-development-honeybees

 
Events & Links (• New)

Oct 21 - 23: A case for Honey Conference, presented by Bee Culture Magazine, Bee Culture Conference Center, 640 W. Liberty St., Medina OH. Info & registration ($150) http://store.beeculture.com/a-case-for-honey-october-22nd-23rd-2016

Oct 22: Michael Palmer and The Sustainable Apiary - building a sustainable apiary, over wintering nucs, queen rearing and bee/queen genetics, 10 - 2, Central Kitsap High School, Silverdale WA. Fee $35. Info and tickets http://westsoundbees.org/ and http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2590636

Oct 28 - 29: Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association Annual Fall Meeting, Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont, Colorado, 80501, (303) 682-2114 or http://www.PlazaConventionCenter.com for reservations. (Mention that you are a participant in the CPBA meeting to receive room discount.) Friday evening Round Table with Randy Oliver and Lyle Johnston. Saturday speaker program and casual dinner get-together. Check the CPBA Website at: http://coloradoprobeekeeping.org to purchase tickets. Cost $50.00 per person – including lunch (Friday evening free). Info CPBA Secretary Jacy at cpbeekeeping@gmail.com or Webmaster Matt at cpbeekeeping@gmail.com.

Oct 29: Grand Opening of Minnesota's Bee and Pollinator Research Lab, 2 - 6 pm, 1634 Gortner Ave, Saint Paul Campus.   Info http://www.beelab.umn.edu.

Nov 5: Colorado State Beekeepers Association Winter Bee Meeting, Kirk Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock, from 9am to 5pm. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Keith Delaplane, University of Georgia,
Hands-on workshops - Lotions, Potions, and Creams;, Making Creamed Honey; and Cleaning Wax. Kristina Williams will discuss the Flow Hive.  Also not to be missed is the Big Money Honey contest, with the grand prize of $300! The Meet and Greet Friday night with mead tasting kicks off the event. Tickets, lunch, and Meet and Greet info available at http://coloradobeekeepers.org/winter-meeting.html

Nov 11-12:  Farm to Market conference, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Taking specialty crop growers to the next level of production, food safety, processing and marketing. Workshops on Food Acidification, Seed Saving, GAP, Market Manager and general programs.   Registration is $75 on http://www.eventbrite.com.  For more information contact Catherine at 307-633-4383.

Nov 12: 5th Annual Beekeepers' Ball, 7 pm, Bigham Knoll Ballroom, Jacksonville, Oregon. Dance the night away to The Brothers Reed, and The Flat Five Flim Flam. Local food and beverages available for purchase. 100% of food, drink, and silent auction proceeds go to the Bee Girl organization to support our mission.  Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-beekeepers-ball-tickets-28075878709#tickets. The Beekeepers Ball is a fundraiser for the Bee Girl organization, a nonprofit with a world-wide presence on a mission to inspire and empower communities to conserve bees and their habitat. Info http://www.beegirl.org.

Nov 15 - 17: California State Beekeepers Association Annual Convention, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, San Diego. Info http://www.californiastatebeekeepers.com/events.html. Book your room at https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=58621&Chain=11910&arrive=11/15/2016&depart=11/18/2016&adult=1&child=0&group=1114CSB

Nov 22 - 25: 6th Apimedica & 5th Api Quality International Symposium, Rome, Italy. Information in English is limited yet, but keep an eye on http://www.izslt.it/apicoltura/6th-apimedica-5th-apiquality-international-symposium/

Dec 14: Bee Audacious Conference Report Back & Panel Discussion, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Angelico Hall, 20 Olive Ave., Dominican University, San Rafael CA. Following the invitational conference, the leaders (Tom Seeley, Marla Spivak, Mark Winston, Jim Frazier, Bill Klett, Stephen Martin, Heather Mattila, Chas Mraz, Francis Ratnieks, and Neal Williams) will present the findings at a panel discussion moderated by Peter Coyote and hosted by Dominican University. Tickets are available for $20 per person through Eventbrite. More info at http://www.beeaudacious.com.

Jan 10  - 14, 2017: Joint Convention of the American Beekeeping Federation and American Honey Producers Association, Galveston, Texas. Info http://nabeekeepingconference.com.

Jan 12: Mead Making Bootcamp. Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

Jan 13 - 14: Beginner's Introduction to Mead Making. Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

Jan 25: World of Honey - Honey Tasting Series (North America). Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

Jan 27 - 28: Alaska Treatment-Free Beekeeping Symposium 2017 III, "Bee Prospering", Glenn Massay Theater, Matanuska Susitna College, 8295 College Dr., Palmer AK. Page is still under construction, but keep an eye on http://matsu.alaska.edu.

Mar 18-19: Wyoming Bee College conference, Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Beginning beekeeping 101, beekeeping 102, journeyman level beekeeping, habitat conservation, butterflies and much more.  Registration is $75 on http://www.eventbrite.com. For more information http://www.wyomingbeecollege.org or Catherine at 307-633-4383.

Apr 18: World of Honey Tasting Series (International). Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

Apr 22-23: Wild West Gardening conference. Cheyenne, Wyoming. Taking gardeners and specialty crop growers to a new level of success.  Featuring; Neil Diboll, Kathy Kimbrough, Jeff Lowenfels plus many more.  Workshops and programs. Registration is $85 on http://www.eventbrite.com. For more information call Catherine at 307-633-4383.

May 5 - 6: California Honey Festival (Woodland, CA). Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

May 7: 2017 Bee Symposium. Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

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LINKS

These links will take you to important websites. Reprinting the items gets too voluminous, so I encourage you to visit the originals for some good reading any time.

Beargrass Press - books, guides and cards - http://www.beargrasspress.com

Bee Certain Hive Monitoring System -
   Video - https://youtu.be/9XCGk_AvPNY
   Technical papers - http://bee-certain.com/pages/technical-papers

Dr. Malcolm Sanford's Apis Information Resource News website and newsletter  http://beekeep.info/apis-newsletter.

Washington State University info on bees and New Bee Lab building fund - http://bees.wsu.edu/

http://www.BeeCityUSA.org

Bee Diverse - about bees and pollination, particularly mason bees - how to mange them using homes and mason bee tools
http://www.Beediverse.com/blog

Winnie the Pooh Guide to helping British bees: http://www.friendsofthehoneybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06 E2463_BeeBooklet_Web.pdf

From Julie, an after-school child care worker: Looking for a good information site to teach children and beginning beekeepers? Try
http://www.serenataflowers.com/pollennation/flowers-bees-honey/

UC-Davis on-line Newsletter: http://elninobeelab.ucdavis.edu/apiculture_newsletter.html

Apis Information Resource News - PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE from Apis Newsletter by Dr. Malcolm Sanford. The newsletter is still found at  http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/home/?u=9296a3543dc631c8a50086511&id=ec6bf7d517
It can also be accessed through http://apis.shorturl.com

http://beecare.bayer.com/service-center/publications/beenow-magazin

California State Department of Food and Agriculture blog - http://plantingseedsblog.cdfa.ca.gov

Genetic literacy - http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org

Randy Oliver website -  http://scientificbeekeeping.com

Honey Bee Health Coalition - http://www.honeybeehealthcoalition.org

Pollinator Stewardship Council - http://pollinatorstewardship.org/?page_id=349, with the most recent one posting at the top of the page

Project Apis m. - http://www.ProjectApism.org

Washington State University on bee health - http://www.extension.org/bee_health

WSU 'Green Times' newsletter - http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/blog/category/green-times

Colorado State University Pollinator Protection office - http://www.cepep.colostate.edu/Pollinator%20Protection/index.html

Infographics on beekeeping stats, facts, management and honey labels - http://www.foodpackaginglabels.net/honey-labels
Events & Links (• New)

Oct 14 -16: BCHPA AGM on Friday, the 14th plus education days Saturday and Sunday Oct 15 and 16, at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond, close to Vancouver airport. Details to come at (new website) http:// www.bcbeekeepers.com

Oct 20: World of Honey: California. Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

Oct 21 - 23: A case for Honey Conference, presented by Bee Culture Magazine, Bee Culture Conference Center, 640 W. Liberty St., Medina OH. Info & registration ($150) http://store.beeculture.com/a-case-for-honey-october-22nd-23rd-2016

Oct 22: Michael Palmer and The Sustainable Apiary - building a sustainable apiary, over wintering nucs, queen rearing and bee/queen genetics, 10 - 2, Central Kitsap High School, Silverdale WA. Fee $35. Info and tickets http://westsoundbees.org/ and http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2590636

Oct 28 - 29: Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association Annual Fall Meeting, Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont, Colorado, 80501, (303) 682-2114 or http://www.PlazaConventionCenter.com for reservations. (Mention that you are a participant in the CPBA meeting to receive room discount.) Friday evening Round Table with Randy Oliver and Lyle Johnston. Saturday speaker program and casual dinner get-together. Check the CPBA Website at: http://coloradoprobeekeeping.org to purchase tickets. Cost $50.00 per person – including lunch (Friday evening free). Info CPBA Secretary Jacy at cpbeekeeping@gmail.com or Webmaster Matt at cpbeekeeping@gmail.com.

Oct 29: Grand Opening of Minnesota's Bee and Pollinator Research Lab, 2 - 6 pm, 1634 Gortner Ave, Saint Paul Campus.   Info http://www.beelab.umn.edu.

Nov 5: Colorado State Beekeepers Association Winter Bee Meeting, Kirk Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock, from 9am to 5pm. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Keith Delaplane, University of Georgia,
Hands-on workshops - Lotions, Potions, and Creams;, Making Creamed Honey; and Cleaning Wax. Kristina Williams will discuss the Flow Hive.  Also not to be missed is the Big Money Honey contest, with the grand prize of $300! The Meet and Greet Friday night with mead tasting kicks off the event. Tickets, lunch, and Meet and Greet info available at http://coloradobeekeepers.org/winter-meeting.html

Nov 11-12:  Farm to Market conference, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Taking specialty crop growers to the next level of production, food safety, processing and marketing. Workshops on Food Acidification, Seed Saving, GAP, Market Manager and general programs.   Registration is $75 on http://www.eventbrite.com.  For more information contact Catherine at 307-633-4383.

Nov 12: 5th Annual Beekeepers' Ball, 7 pm, Bigham Knoll Ballroom, Jacksonville, Oregon. Dance the night away to The Brothers Reed, and The Flat Five Flim Flam. Local food and beverages available for purchase. 100% of food, drink, and silent auction proceeds go to the Bee Girl organization to support our mission.  Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-beekeepers-ball-tickets-28075878709#tickets. The Beekeepers Ball is a fundraiser for the Bee Girl organization, a nonprofit with a world-wide presence on a mission to inspire and empower communities to conserve bees and their habitat. Info http://www.beegirl.org.

Nov 15 - 17: California State Beekeepers Association Annual Convention, Kona Kai Resort & Spa, San Diego. Info http://www.californiastatebeekeepers.com/events.html. Book your room at https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=58621&Chain=11910&arrive=11/15/2016&depart=11/18/2016&adult=1&child=0&group=1114CSB

Nov 22 - 25: 6th Apimedica & 5th Api Quality International Symposium, Rome, Italy. Information in English is limited yet, but keep an eye on http://www.izslt.it/apicoltura/6th-apimedica-5th-apiquality-international-symposium/

Dec 14: Bee Audacious Conference Report Back & Panel Discussion, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Angelico Hall, 20 Olive Ave., Dominican University, San Rafael CA. Following the invitational conference, the leaders (Tom Seeley, Marla Spivak, Mark Winston, Jim Frazier, Bill Klett, Stephen Martin, Heather Mattila, Chas Mraz, Francis Ratnieks, and Neal Williams) will present the findings at a panel discussion moderated by Peter Coyote and hosted by Dominican University. Tickets are available for $20 per person through Eventbrite. More info at http://www.beeaudacious.com.

Jan 10  - 14, 2017: Joint Convention of the American Beekeeping Federation and American Honey Producers Association, Galveston, Texas. Info http://nabeekeepingconference.com.

Jan 12: Mead Making Bootcamp. Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

Jan 13 - 14: Beginner's Introduction to Mead Making. Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

Jan 25: World of Honey - Honey Tasting Series (North America). Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

Jan 27 - 28: Alaska Treatment-Free Beekeeping Symposium 2017 III, "Bee Prospering", Glenn Massay Theater, Matanuska Susitna College, 8295 College Dr., Palmer AK. Page is still under construction, but keep an eye on http://matsu.alaska.edu.

Mar 18-19: Wyoming Bee College conference, Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Beginning beekeeping 101, beekeeping 102, journeyman level beekeeping, habitat conservation, butterflies and much more.  Registration is $75 on http://www.eventbrite.com. For more information http://www.wyomingbeecollege.org or Catherine at 307-633-4383.

Apr 18: World of Honey Tasting Series (International). Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

Apr 22-23: Wild West Gardening conference. Cheyenne, Wyoming. Taking gardeners and specialty crop growers to a new level of success.  Featuring; Neil Diboll, Kathy Kimbrough, Jeff Lowenfels plus many more.  Workshops and programs. Registration is $85 on http://www.eventbrite.com. For more information call Catherine at 307-633-4383.

May 5 - 6: California Honey Festival (Woodland, CA). Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

May 7: 2017 Bee Symposium. Info http://honey.ucdavis.edu/events

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LINKS

These links will take you to important websites. Reprinting the items gets too voluminous, so I encourage you to visit the originals for some good reading any time.

Beargrass Press - books, guides and cards - http://www.beargrasspress.com

Bee Certain Hive Monitoring System -
   Video - https://youtu.be/9XCGk_AvPNY
   Technical papers - http://bee-certain.com/pages/technical-papers

Dr. Malcolm Sanford's Apis Information Resource News website and newsletter  http://beekeep.info/apis-newsletter.

Washington State University info on bees and New Bee Lab building fund - http://bees.wsu.edu/

http://www.BeeCityUSA.org

Bee Diverse - about bees and pollination, particularly mason bees - how to mange them using homes and mason bee tools
http://www.Beediverse.com/blog

Winnie the Pooh Guide to helping British bees: http://www.friendsofthehoneybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06 E2463_BeeBooklet_Web.pdf

From Julie, an after-school child care worker: Looking for a good information site to teach children and beginning beekeepers? Try
http://www.serenataflowers.com/pollennation/flowers-bees-honey/

UC-Davis on-line Newsletter: http://elninobeelab.ucdavis.edu/apiculture_newsletter.html

Apis Information Resource News - PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE from Apis Newsletter by Dr. Malcolm Sanford. The newsletter is still found at  http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/home/?u=9296a3543dc631c8a50086511&id=ec6bf7d517
It can also be accessed through http://apis.shorturl.com

http://beecare.bayer.com/service-center/publications/beenow-magazin

California State Department of Food and Agriculture blog - http://plantingseedsblog.cdfa.ca.gov

Genetic literacy - http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org

Randy Oliver website -  http://scientificbeekeeping.com

Honey Bee Health Coalition - http://www.honeybeehealthcoalition.org

Pollinator Stewardship Council - http://pollinatorstewardship.org/?page_id=349, with the most recent one posting at the top of the page

Project Apis m. - http://www.ProjectApism.org

Washington State University on bee health - http://www.extension.org/bee_health

WSU 'Green Times' newsletter - http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/blog/category/green-times

Colorado State University Pollinator Protection office - http://www.cepep.colostate.edu/Pollinator%20Protection/index.html

Infographics on beekeeping stats, facts, management and honey labels - http://www.foodpackaginglabels.net/honey-labels
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