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Suggested protocol to determine amount of mite immigration

Suggested protocol to determine amount of mite immigration Randy Oliver 8 February 2018 The methodology for quantifying the number of mites invading a hive per time period is relatively straightforward: At least six weeks in advance (I suggest mid May), choose one or more strong, healthy hives to monitor.  In order to avoid inadvertently selecting […]

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Tips for Citizen Scientists

Tips for Designing Bee Research Projects Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com I revised my tips document below 8 November 2017. Beekeepers are known for being of curious and experimental minds. Since factors affecting beekeeping are continually changing, new unanswered questions are bound to arise; the beekeeper “citizen scientist” can often answer them himself by performing a well-designed […]

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The Bee Convention Circuit 2009

Winter brings us beekeeper conventions, both at the state and national levels. Conventions present scientists the opportunity to present their current research, marketers of new products to make their pitches, and for beekeepers to share their practical experiences. The result is that a hodge-podge of information is presented around the country, and almost no one […]

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