Beekeeping Facebook Groups

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There are some very active Beekeeing groups on Facebook now. These groups are an invaluable source of information for both the novice and the experienced beekeeper.

One group is Backyard Beekeeping and has over 9,000 members from all over the world. Here you can ask just about anything as long as it's bee-related, and you can expect to get mutiple answers. Here is a typical post:

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Beekeeping Facebook Pages

ralph's picture

There are some very active Beekeeing groups on Facebook now. These groups are an invaluable source of information for both the novice and the experienced beekeeper.

One group is Backyard Beekeeping and has over 9,000 members from all over the world. Here you can ask just about anything as long as it's bee-related, and you can expect to get mutiple answers. Here is a typical post:

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President's Message October 2014

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Hello to All,

To all that thought that I had left the country to work in the apiaries of China, you were wrong.  I have been for the short time out of commission.  I had back surgery in August and have been very slow on the bounce back.  I am still not permitted to lift more than 5 pounds and as a result am limited only to doing dishes and dusting.  Come on recovery!!

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UK - Swarm on Downing Street

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In London hundreds of people gathered outside of the Prime Minister's office on Downing Street to object to an appeal to lift the ban on pesticides containing neonicitinoids linked to decline in bee populations. Here is a link to an article about this event: http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/07/01/bees-swarm-on-downing-street/ and here is a photo:

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Obama Creates Honey Bee Taskforce

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President Obama set up a new government task force to study and address the issue of declining honey bee populations. Here is a link to a post on the White House website on the creation of this taskforce: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/20/fact-sheet-economi...

Here is an excert from that page:

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Fewer bees lost this winter

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Fewer honeybees died this last winter than in previous winters. According to a recently released report, there was a 23.2% decline in bee populations over the winter, compared to 30.5% last year. 

“It’s better than some of the years we’ve suffered,” said Dennis vanEngelsdorp, a director of the partnership and an entomologist at the University of Maryland. Still, he noted, a 23 percent loss “is not a good number.” He continued, “We’ve gone from horrible to bad.”

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Film - More Than Honey

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MORE THAN HONEY is a film examining numerous aspects of the honey bee.  Searching for answers “More than Honey” takes us around the world to meet people living with and off honeybees. On our trip we meet almond growers in California, a Swiss mountain beekeeper, a neuroscientist investigating bee brains in Berlin, a pollen dealer in China, and a bee researcher in Australia. We even get to see “killer bees” invading the New World.

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