VIRGINIA STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

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Commonwealth Buzz VSBA Newsletter-

Hear from our club president and our state apiarist on the latest happenings in Virginia Beekeeping. Read the latest news from VSBA...

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Journal of Apicultural Research is dedicated to publishing research on bees, including on the conservation of bees, the natural history of bees, and bee species.

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The American Bee Journal was established in 1861 by Samuel Wagner and has been published continuously since that time, except for a brief period during the Civil War. 

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https://americanbeejournal.com/

BIP NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Bees work hard. Beekeepers work harder.

The Bee Informed Partnership was formed to help take the guess work out of beekeeping management. We have been, are and always will be data driven. Our mission is to help you.

https://beeinformed.org/


New nectar: could artificial pollen make life sweeter for bees?

In winter, starved of pollen and lacking natural forage, honeybee colonies can easily falter. But nutritious substitutes may be the answer

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USDA supports the critical role pollinators play in agriculture through research and data collections, diagnostic services and pollinator health monitoring, pollinator habitat enhancement programs, and pollinator health grants.

Learn more about pollinator programs at the USDA here...


COVID-19 has mixed impact on beekeeping

Honey sales are up, but the in-person mentoring that helps young beekeepers learn their craft has suffered.

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The USDA has Published Guidelines Related to the Asian Giant Hornet

The United States Department of Agriculture has put together extensive information regarding the Asian giant hornet. This is an invasive species that could devastate Washington

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Menaced by Murder Hornets, Bees Decorate Their Hives With Feces

Asian honeybees have exhibited what scientists call a form of tool use to deter attacks by giant predatory wasps.

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