The Bee Health Update is a bi-monthly newsletter which provides updates of new content and activities of the Bee Health, eXtension.org community content at:
Bee Health CoP Updates
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Community fact sheet:
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Bee Health funding is provided by:
There are regional bee Extension newsletters you may also be interested in for your location. See:
Clemson University, South Carolina Clemson newsletters
Georgia Bee Letter, University of Georgia UGA newsletters
U.C. Apiaries, University of California fill out UC Apiaries News
eXtension Newsletter Subscription:
The Bee Health Update is distributed via email. You can be added to the distribution list by subscribing here.
Collecting and identifying bees can be a fun and educational activity for all ages. It can also be an effective way to monitor ecological change and effects on bee diversity. Honey bees found in the United States (Apis mellifera) only represent one species out of over 3,500 US bee species. Check out these new pages and resources to that explain aspects of developing a collection of bees.
This new section includes a comprehensive, down-loadable manual on collecting bees provided by Sam Droege at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center,and many others involved in monitoring bee populations.
Here is the latest from the Managed Pollinator CAP team:
CoP and CAP leader Marla Spivak has won a 2010 MacArthur Fellow award.
"The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world."
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"Calling all Extension and Apiary inspection newsletters!" It would be good to provide a link for readers of this newsletter to sign up for Extension and Apiary Inspector newsletters for their state or region. Here are two. If you provide, or know of others that would like to participate, please let us know at Bee.Health.eXtension@gmail.com.
We are in the process of making the Bee Health Update newsletter more marketable to the general public, instead of only being for communication within the Bee Health CoP. Many individuals outside Extension and Research have already signed up. To continue that process, eXtension.org has provided software for email newsletter management which the Bee Health CoP is in the process of implementing. If you received the email notification of this newsletter, you may notice the automated 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom. We also now have an automated subscribe form, linked in the right hand column of this message.
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University of Tennessee