Dr Samuel Ramsey presents his world famous discovery "Varroa feed on hemolymph & two other alternative facts", to the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers honey show 2019. https://www.inibeekeepers.com/
Varroa mites have been well established to be a major cause of colony health issues and controlling them has become the main focus of most beekeepers. Due to this focus, we can sometimes lose sight of other maladies that can befall the colony. During this talk we will take a closer look at the other pests and diseases you may come across in your colony and what you can do to keep health and happy bees. After the discussion we will have a short question and answer session. Mark Dykes is the extension and Bee Squad coordinator for the vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab. Previous to his position at the University of Maryland, Mark was the Chief Inspector for the Texas Apiary Inspection Service (TAIS). During his tenure at TAIS Mark helped to create the Texas Master Beekeeper Program and the Texas State Honey Bee Diagnostic Lab. Mark was also a supervisor with the Florida Department of Agriculture's Apiary Inspection Service and the apiary manager for Dr. Jamie Ellis' honey bee lab at the University of Florida. Mark has a degree in natural resource conservation from the University of Florida and is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. MiteCheck: http://mitecheck.com/ University of Maryland Bee Squad: https://umdbeesquad.com/ vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab: https://www.vanengelsdorpbeelab.com/ Bee Informed Partnership: https://beeinformed.org/ Honey Bee Health Coalition: http://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/ Extension Bee Health: https://bee-health.extension.org/
Time-Lapse: Bees Hatch Before Your Eyes
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-hone... Honeybees are some of nature's finest mathematicians. Not only can they calculate angles and comprehend the roundness of the earth, these smart insects build and live in one of the most mathematically efficient architectural designs around: the beehive. Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson delve into the very smart geometry behind the honeybee's home. Lesson by Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson, animation by TED-Ed.
What do Honeybees do in the winter?