Bee Informed Partnership

Using beekeepers' real world experience to solve beekeepers' real world problems
  • The NEW Bee and Pollinator Research Lab Breaks Ground at the University of Minnesota!
      On August 2 and 3, 2015, we had an amazing series of groundbreaking festivities to celebrate the construction of the new Bee and Pollinator Research Lab, that will be built on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota beginning this fall. Beekeepers and friends from across the nation came to celebrate with...
  • July 15-16: University of Florida Honey Bee Lab’s 1st Annual Research Symposium
    Hey y’all, I just wanted to let you know that the University of Florida’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab (HBREL) is hosting the 1st annual Florida Bee Research Symposium July 15-16, 2015. It will be located in Gainesville, Florida at Austin Cary Memorial Forest Conference Center. Wednesday (July 15th) will be focused on native...
  • Bears and Bees in the Sunshine State
    Compared to viruses, Varroa mites, Nosema, pesticide damage, and the myriad of other problems we are facing, bears (Florida black bears of course) are one of the more (if not the most) straightforward problems beekeepers have in terms of keeping their bees alive. On most occasions a good electric fence will do the trick, but...
  • Clover Seed Pollination
    Clover seed is an important crop grown in western Oregon that benefits rom hired honeybee colonies to boost yields. The Willamette Valley has an ideal climate for seed production with high annual rainfalls that allow growing without irrigation but infrequent rains in July and August allow seed to be harvested with limited risk of moisture...
  • Meadowfoam Pollination
    May in the Willamette Valley is a time of lush green fields of grazing pasture and grass seed crops covering the flatlands along the I-5 corridor from Eugene to Portland. These verdant fields are punctuated by small plantings of dense, low growing, brilliantly white flowers, appropriately called Meadowfoam. Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba) is an annual oilseed...