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Why Are Honeybees Dying?

Why Are Honeybees Dying? | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The past year has been a bad one for America's honeybees, with commercial beekeepers reporting hive losses of up to 50 percent. Some blame the mysterious
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CALS apiculturist, Dr. David Tarpy joins Dick Rogers, manager of Bayer CropScience's Bee Care Center (under construction in RTP) & Jeffrey Lee, who owns Lee's Bees in Mebane, NC, to discuss the issue. Read more | http://wunc.org/post/why-are-hon

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Humans Aren’t the Only Animals That Hold Elections

Humans Aren’t the Only Animals That Hold Elections | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

 

Biologist, Dr. Rob Dunn of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) at NC State University blogs on lessons humans might draw from animals:

"One of my racquetball buddies, Dave Tarpy [CALS honey bee specialist] ... studies honeybees decisions. Tarpy was a postdoctoral researcher with Tom Seeley and so has learned Seeley’s democracy-documenting ways, but Tarpy is more interested in queens than Seeley is. How do these solitary leaders become who they are? What allows some queens to succeed over others when there is a power vacuum in the hive?"

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Register Now for Honeybee Nutrition Workshop: Growing Small Farms: Enhancing Sustainability Workshops

Register Now for Honeybee Nutrition Workshop: Growing Small Farms: Enhancing Sustainability Workshops | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Sponsor: Chatham County Center of NC Cooperative Extension

 

Time: 7:00-9:00pm, Wed. Nov. 7, 2012

 

Where: Agriculture Building Auditorium, Pittsboro, NC

 

Presenters: NCDA Apiary Inspector Nancy Ruppert & Agent Debbie Roos

 

Cost: $10.00, includes CD of resources

 

Registration: Advance Registration Required by Nov. 5

Click URL above for downloadable registration form.

Download registration form & mail with check.

 

More info: 919-542-8202 or email Debbie Roos

 

Agenda:

What Do Honey Bees Need & Why? (carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, water, etc.)
Impact of Poor Nutrition on Honey Bee Health
How Can We Help Bees Acquire What They Need?
Increase Floral Diversity to Benefit Honey Bees

 

URL: www.growingsmallfarms.org

 

 

 

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Mount Airy News - Researchers still seeking to understand Colony Collapse Disorder

Mount Airy News - Researchers still seeking to understand Colony Collapse Disorder | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Dr. David Tarpy, apiculture specialist in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, comments Colony Collapse Disorder, which threatens bee-pollinated crops, the controversy surrounding the role of pesticides in the phenomenon, and his pollinator research program.

 

CALS Research, NCSU's insight:

NC Honeybee Research Consortium

http://www.ncsu.edu/project/honey_bee_res/

 

Dr. Tarpy's web site

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/tarpy

 

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An Evening of Insects | North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

An Evening of Insects | North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Oct. 25, 2012 | Thursday, 6:30pm

 

Among the 15-minute talks are these, from CALS researchers:

Basement Bugs: The Camel Cricket Story
by Dr. Holly Menninger, Director of Public Science for Rob Dunn's Your Wildlife Program
(see http://www.YourWildlife.org)

The Fascinating Lives of Bees
by Dr. David Tarpy, our bee specialist

North Carolina’s Rarest Butterflies
by Dr. Nick Haddad, an ecologist who studies & tracks these endangered creatures

Everning Starts at 6:30 and is free.

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