The Lopez_Uribe Entomolgy Lab at Penn State has information for beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike.  We can all learn and help with a study on feral bees….read on for complete info…

Beekeepers are facing serious challenges that threaten their economic viability. One of the major problems honey bees are dealing with is the large cocktail of parasites and pathogens that attack them. One of the major problems honey bees are dealing with is the large cocktail of parasites and pathogens that attack them. Currently, most managed honey bee colonies cannot survive the winter without disease treatment, and even with intensive management regime, beekeepers nationwide are losing on average 40% of their colonies, with Pennsylvania being among the worst.  Read the complete article here.  If you know of a feral honeybee colony you can help! Learn how here.

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