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Honey Bees in the News
Old World Meets New
Brandon Hopkins explains in an article in the Fall 2016 Northwest Farm and Ranch Magazine, how the WSU bee program is now using cryopreservation to conserve bee’s genetic material, providing the program with an advantage for ...
Bernardo Bearded by Bees
Provost, Dan Bernardo participates in wearing a beard full of live bees along with Steve Sheppard and Paul Stamets in order to raise awareness and funds for the CAHNRS' efforts to build and operate a ...
Researchers Travel World to Breed a Better Honeybee
Brandon Hopkins, Steve Sheppard, and Susan Cobey explain in a Capital Press article, how they want to improve the genetic diversity in the U.S. honeybee population, hoping to breed bees more capable of warding off pests ...
Beekeepers are now ‘farmers’ in Washington State
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – A new law that defines Washington’s commercial beekeepers as farmers will enable the state to better reap the benefits of healthy bee populations while boosting a critical profession, according to a bee expert at Washington State University. “Beekeepers’ work is similar in concept to managing tiny livestock,”…
Can Mushrooms Save the Honey Bee?
February 17, 2015 By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Research by a Washington State University bee scientist and a mushroom farmer indicates that extracts from the fungus might help honey bees fight off disease and parasites. One experiment involves a prototype beehive made from mushrooms. Read the complete…
Saving Honey Bees
June 11, 2013 | On Solid Ground, CAHNRS | by Bob Hoffman Honey bees face a lot of challenges, according to Steve Sheppard, professor of entomology at WSU. Invasive mites can sap a brood’s strength and vector viruses. Pesticides can build up in the brood comb and gradually weaken the bees. And while the agricultural…
Honey Bee Semen Bank
June 6, 2013 | WSU News, CAHNRS | by Bob Hoffman PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University researchers are preparing to use liquid nitrogen to create a frozen semen bank from select U.S. and European honey bee colonies. At the same time, the researchers will use genetic cross-breeding methods to produce more diverse, resilient honey bee subspecies that could help thwart the nation's current…
Washington State Pressed To Save Honey Bees By Restricting Pesticides
April 30, 2013 | NW Public Radio, by Tom Banse For about seven years, many Western beekeepers have been plagued by unexplained die-offs in their hives. It happened recently to Mark Emrich. "I was doing great until about five weeks ago," he says. "Then I came down and opened up the hives and I had…
Students spur local dialogue based on WSU bee study
April 22, 2013 | WSU News To bee or not to bee PULLMAN, Wash. - Six Walla Walla High School students have been busily traversing the state this spring, carrying their message to local communities to set the seeds for growth - much like the alkali bees that are the subject of their presentation and…
The Ups and Downs of Commercial Beekeeping
Special Entomology Seminar Friday, September 21 at 3:30 PM FSHN 164 presented by Eric Olson, Olson's Honey, Yakima WA Eric and Sue Olson are members of the CAHNRS National Board of Advisors
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