Author: Robert Heyduck

Our Friends at Bee Informed Partnership

The Bee Informed Partnership is a collaborative effort of leading research labs and universities in agriculture and science to better understand honey bee declines in the United States. BIP was initially funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture but is now a not-for-profit. We have sampled all our project hives and send the samples to BIP for health screening. These results will help us determine what effect, if any, feeding on the oregano de la sierra had on their mite and pathogen levels....

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Guest speaker line-up finalized!

We’ll begin the day at the NMSU Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde (directions and map below) with talks from visiting collaborators and researchers from across the country. Dr. Ashley Bennett—Small Farm IPM Specialist, Los Lunas NMSU Ag. Sci. Ctr. Read more Dr. Don Hyder—Professor of Biology, San Juan College Read more Dr. Olivia Messinger-Carril–author of The Bees in your Backyard: A Guide to North American Bees Read more Dr. José D. Villa—USDA-ARS Baton Rouge Bee Research Unit (retired) Read more At 10:30, we’ll move upstream to Todd Bates Farm in Embudo, NM, next to the Rio Grande where the Bloom to Boom research project is centered. We’ll have snacks here and continue our discussion in the field. It looks like we are going to be in full bloom next Friday, so everyone has the opportunity to help us gather useful data. Come Join us a week from today, Friday, June 16th from...

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Bloom to Boom Field Day June 16th

Two weeks from tomorrow! Please join us June 16th, 2017 in Alcalde from 9-noon. We’ll be in the middle of our sampling window, and we’ll have a chance to share more about our project as well as welcome notable guests who will discuss native pollinators, medicinal plants, and clinical research involving medicinal honey. We will post more information about our guest speakers as we fill the roster. Stay tuned. Call Anna at 505-852-4241 or Augusta at 505-852-2668 to register or for directions of more info. We will also post a map on here shortly....

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