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New columnist: Vail gives me hives | PostIndependent.com





"We just happen to notice it with the honeybee because they are so easy to count." But it's not quite as dire as it sounds. That's because after a colony dies, beekeepers then split their surviving colonies, start new ones, and the numbers go back up again, said Delaplane and study co-author Dennis vanEngelsdorp of the University of Maryland. What shocked the entomologists is that is the first time they've noticed bees dying more in the summer than the winter, said vanEngelsdorp said. The survey found beekeepers lost 27.4 percent of their colonies this summer. For the original version including cough and hives any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_more-than-40-percent-bee-hives-died-past-year-16126.shtml





Beekeeping grant focuses on sustainability - Local - Free Press and Jones Post





An $8,200 grant for beekeeping classes, equipment and mentoring has been awarded to the Green County Extension Master Gardeners. The area will soon have 19 new beekeepers. Greene County Extension Master Gardeners, in association with the Neuse Regional Beekeeping Association and the town of Snow Hill, has been awarded an $8,200 Creating a New Economies Fund grant from The Conservation Funds Resourceful Communities program. The grant is teaching and providing equipment for 19 beekeeping students, as well as providing monitoring and mentoring for them through the fall. I was ecstatic, certified beekeeper and project manager, Gene Riddle said about receiving the grant. Riddle, who also manages the Greene County Community Garden, said the classes are held on Saturdays at the Lenoir County Cooperative Extensions bee yard where the students are learning to take care of a hive. Riddle and Snow Hill resident Lawton Suggs, a journeyman beekeeper a step up from certified are assisting with the training. "We are trying to work with sustainability in the community," hives and swelling Suggs said, "and help people within the surrounding community with the bees." For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.kinston.com/news/local/beekeeping-grant-focuses-on-sustainability-1.478326









I was born near Springfield, Massachusetts, and grew up in Colorado Springs. Residents of the latter often shorten their town name to The Springs as if the Glenwood one and the field one dont even exist. I never found a spring in The Springs, at least not one of the water kind. But I can understand the residents reluctance to use a more descriptive name for their town like The Potholes. I went to webpage college in another town with a topographical name, namely Boulder, where they took all the money I could earn at high-powered jobs like washing pots and pans in the dorm kitchen. In between washing pots and washing pans, I made a little mad money as a private tutor, a cabinetmaker, a roustabout in a Wyoming oil patch and an iceman. Yes, when I was young in the last century, the icemen still cometh and I came with them. From Boulder, I went west. In a town named after an Indian chief, Seattle, I found semi-respectable work in an airplane factory where I learned to be terrified of airplanes after the alarming observation that my so-called skill as a 22-year-old engineer and an eighth of an inch of aluminum were all that separated passengers from certain death in low-pressure ice-cold air at 34,000 feet. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.postindependent.com/news/16309716-113/new-columnist-vail-gives-me-hives?utm_source=swift_rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss-referrals&utm_section=News





Survey: More than 40 percent of bee hives died in past year - Yahoo News





What shocked the entomologists is that is the first time they've noticed bees dying more in the summer than the winter, said vanEngelsdorp said. The survey found beekeepers lost 27.4 percent of their colonies this summer. That's up from 19.8 percent the previous summer. Seeing massive colony losses in summer is like seeing "a higher rate of flu deaths in the summer than winter," vanEngelsdorp said. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://news.yahoo.com/survey-more-40-percent-bee-hives-died-past-131525197.html