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While bee populations have been declining for the past several decades, urban beekeeping and public awareness of pollinators are on the rise. CAES News
Pollinator Protection
News of the startling decline in bee and pollinator populations covers newspapers and gardening magazines, but they often don’t offer much advice on how people can reverse this trend. Stop using pesticides around the home and garden? Install beehives where the swing set used to be?
Staff members from Rock Eagle 4-H Center are shown checking a frame from a bee hive at the center in Eatonton, Ga. CAES News
Saturday at the Rock
Did you know a hive of honeybees has to visit two million flowers to make one pound of honey? Learn more facts about honeybees at the next Saturday at the Rock event set for July 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.
Beekeeper Jim Quick collects a hive of bees that have gathered on a gas pipe on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Beekeeping 101
Jim Quick, who will teach a beekeeping workshop in Griffin Sept. 20, has been dabbling in beekeeping for the past 32 years.
Beehive at Rock Eagle 4-H Center CAES News
Rock Eagle + honeybees
Did you know that a hive of honeybees have to visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey? Spend Saturday, May 19, at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga., and explore the fascinating life of this incredible insect.
Bee Institute, May 10-12
Faculty members from Young Harris College and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host their annual Bee Keeping Institute, May 10-12 in Young Harris, Ga.
Keith Delaplane looks into the top of an open bee hive at the UGA apiary in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Honeybee money
Millions of bees die each year due to a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Scientists believe a combination of factors contribute to CCD, including pesticides, environmental and nutritional stresses and pathogens.
A varroa mite feeds on a honeybee. The mites spread viruses and activate those already present in bees, causing bees to get sick and entire colonies to die. Researchers believe varroa mites might be contributing to CCD. CAES News
Mites key to bee problem
Nearly 30 percent of all honeybees literally disappeared last winter, fleeing their hives never to return. Researchers have studied colony collapse disorder since it was identified in 2006. They are now uncovering answers to this problem.
Africanized honeybees CAES News
Africanized honeybees confirmed in Georgia
Last week’s death of an elderly Dougherty County man has been attributed to Africanized honeybees. This fatality confirms the bees’ arrival in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture.