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Partially Africanized Bees Found in East Tennessee

April 24, 2012 | Bee Havior

(Courtesy TN.gov Newsroom) VONORE, TN – Tennessee’s first case of partially Africanized bees was confirmed through genetic testing last week in a colony belonging to a beekeeper in Monroe County. The colony has been depopulated and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is working with beekeepers in Read more >

Helping Bees, Beyond Beekeeping

April 24, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor If you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in bees, or at least interested in food, as bees are essential for much of what we eat. You probably want to help bees. While beekeeping is a great way to support them, it isn’t practical or possible for everyone. Here are Read more >

Doing it Write, an Update

April 24, 2012 | Healthy Bees

By Camilla Bee, Editor Due to one of the warmest “winters” on record, activities in most apiaries charged forward like Derby horses. The bees are busy; you’ve been busy—are you tracking critical hive information like you should? Chances are, you’re not. (Come on over and stand in the long line Read more >

Sir, These Bees Suggest You’re Hiding Explosives

April 24, 2012 | Bee Havior

By Camilla Bee, Editor If you’re a reader of this newsletter, you’re probably already fairly impressed at what honeybees can do. As if their ability to fly—even though aeronautical engineers can’t explain why—isn’t stupendous enough, there’s also that whole “making honey” thing that no one Read more >