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Bee smoker in full force. Photo credit: Sharon Lee

B.C. Beekeepers convention: update on mite research, honey producer rules

At this time of the year – at least in the Northern Hemisphere – most beekeepers have their bees safely tucked in bed, the honey house has been cleaned and stores of fresh honey have hopefully dwindled while bank accounts have been replenished. It’s time, then, for conferences, annual general meetings and education seminars. Last […]

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B.C. geneticists get funding for Varroa, Colony Collapse Disorder research in honey bees

Originally published August 17, 2011 in The Vancouver Sun. British Columbia academia’s well-deserved developing knowledge around life sciences is paying off again with new funding for a project to try and identify varroa-resistant strains of honey bees. B.C. is fast becoming a province where solutions to the problems of varroa and the mysterious phenomenon known […]

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