hive viruses, honey bees, pollination

Massachusetts College Testing for Hive Viruses

As we begin transitioning from warmer weather and into winter temperatures, known to be less than friendly when it comes to honeybees and their numbers, concerns from beekeepers about their colonies’ chances of survival are greater than ever. Out in Amherst, Massachusetts, several bee experts from the University of Massachusetts are contributing to the efforts…

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Asian hornets, honey bees, pheromone

Scientists Use Pheromone to Control Honeybee Predator

For the past ten years, Asian hornets, which are predatory insects that currently have widespread, expanding populations, have effectively invaded sections of both Europe and the Korean Peninsula. This particular type of hornet, or Vespa velutina as its scientific name designates, has been mounting quite the reputation, specifically as a rapidly proliferating species that preys…

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honey tasting, honey bees, honey taster

Connecticut Beekeeper Helping America Develop Honey Taste Buds

While most honey lovers can satiate their honey cravings indiscriminately, others choose to take it further by cultivating their taste buds. One such individual is Marina Marchese, who lives in Weston, Connecticut and runs a local honey business. Her goal is simple—to develop America’s palate for tasting and distinguishing honey. After learning her trade in…

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