Category Archives: Pollination
Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Research

     I was excited to see the new Haagen-Dazs ice cream flavor as well as the new bee information labels in my local supermarket freezer. At the request of Dr. Eric Mussen and Dr. Sue Cobey of UC Davis, I brought two observation hives to the Dreyers/Haagen-Dazs sales convention that was held in Las Vegas last year to answer questions about […]

CDFA Information on Pesticide Damage to Your Bees

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) offers a good article, in .pdf form, on the indicators of pesticide poisoning of honey bees. This article also provides information to beekeepers, growers, pesticide applicators, and general agriculture industry on how to protect against pesticide drift to honey bees. Click on the link here: www.cdfa.ca.gov/files/pdf/ReduceBeePesticideEffects.pdf

Superboost

A new product has been developed that is designed to increase the effectiveness of both pollination and brood build-up. The product is called Superboost, developed by Pherotech International, Inc. This product is being distributed by Mann Lake Ltd, who brought literature and some sample materials to the California State Beekeepers Convention last November. At the […]