An Aspiring New Beekeeper Reports from the 2015 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow Mike Nakamura Until recently, my most memorable experience involving honeybees was being stung on the neck while riding my motorcycle. I’m happy to report that attending the American Beekeeping Federation’s 2015 North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow in Anaheim, CA (right…

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Mark Carroll, Research Entomologist with the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, AZ has graciously shared his slides from his presentations at the 2014 NM Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting.  Mark Carroll’s Varroa Mite Powerpoint Presentation Mark Carroll’s Nutrition and Microbes Powerpoint Presentation

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WAS Conference in Santa Fe.  SO-O-O-O-O-O MUCH INFORMATION As a librarian I want to share where to find the information that was shared with us at the WAS conference. This comes with some editorializing:)  Thank you to the New Mexico Beekeepers Association for the assistance you provided to me so I could attend this conference.  …

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First of all, I want to thank NMBA for sponsoring my registration to attend the WAS meeting in Santa Fe this week.  It’s been a great experience for a newbee and has been great meeting the faces that post valuable information on this web site. The top ten highlights that I’ve taken away so far…

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I am very pleased to announce this year’s Western Apicultural Society of North America awardees! The Society’s Outstanding Contribution to Beekeeping award goes to Les Crowder, long time beekeeper, educator and activist.  The Society’s Thurber Award for Inventiveness goes to TJ Carr, a top bar beekeeper, mentor and fabricator in Albuquerque.  The Presidential awards for…

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Wednesday, October 16 Western Apicultural Society of North America Presents: “Colony Consciousness: Working Together to Preserve, Protect & Promote Our Pollinators” Note: Admission is free to the benefit pollinator art exhibit (opening reception is Thursday evening from 5:30- 7:30 pm on the Mezzanine in La Fonda), as well as to the free Bee Buzz Kids’…

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Here are some of the resources from yesterday’s informative lecture: Nieh Lab: http://labs.biology.ucsd.edu/nieh/index.html Honey bee health and Colony Collapse Disorder: http://labs.biology.ucsd.edu/nieh/index.html Superorganism inhibitory communication: http://labs.biology.ucsd.edu/nieh/neg_feedback_communication.html

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