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About Healthy Bees, LLC

In 2008, colony collapse disorder (CCD) destroyed approximately 80% of the honey bee colonies in a region of Italy. But on one family farm, the hives remained unaffected. Dr. Francesca del Vecchio studied the natural food resources specific to this farm to determine what the bees were ingesting that was making them thrive. After several years of testing hundreds of natural plant extracts, letting the bees choose the best compositions, Dr. del Vecchio created BeesVita Plus™ (BVP™). In 2011, Dr. del Vecchio and her partners founded a company now known as Healthy Bees LLC, which has patents pending for BVP™ across the world.

Save the Bees? There’s a Smartphone App for That

Many people fear bees for obvious reasons. Often, these creatures are viewed as pesky, flying insects who create a lot of buzz -- literally -- and might sting you if they feel like to. But despite the hostility towards bees, these pollinators serve the world in a such a way that our food system will [...]

By | 2018-04-13T05:56:44+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Save the Bees? There’s a Smartphone App for That

How Australia’s Bee Surveillance Direct Efforts Toward Addressing the Plight of Bees

Strategically situated near the major ports of the coastal cities of Australia are a group of beehives designed to detect the presence of varroa mites. These beehives are monitored closely in an attempt to stop the decimation of bee populations. In Port Kembla, there exists a green space that serves as home to one of [...]

By | 2018-04-13T05:44:11+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on How Australia’s Bee Surveillance Direct Efforts Toward Addressing the Plight of Bees

Is Modern Agriculture Killing Bees? Concerns Raised About Impact Of Farming On Bees

By now, those who have been following the decline of the bee population know the culprit. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is devastating as it is sudden, killing off hives so fast that scientists previously had a hard time pointing out the exact cause. The plummeting populations of bees had been blamed on several explanations, from [...]

By | 2018-04-13T05:32:40+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Is Modern Agriculture Killing Bees? Concerns Raised About Impact Of Farming On Bees

All About Blue Orchard Bees; Scientists Say They Make Better Pollinators

All species of honey bees are insects of the Old World. Before they were domesticated and used for commercial purposes around the world, they were found mostly in Asia and Africa. In 1622, things changed for the honeybees. The western honeybee was introduced to the New World, courtesy of the Europeans, which prompts the question: [...]

By | 2018-04-02T05:23:56+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on All About Blue Orchard Bees; Scientists Say They Make Better Pollinators

Saving Bees? Study Says Don’t Mow Your Lawn

You’ll probably hear your neighbors complain and say nasty words behind your back if you keep your lawn unkempt, but bees will gladly thank you for it. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, trimming the grass every two weeks instead of doing it weekly can help foster [...]

By | 2018-04-02T05:20:35+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Saving Bees? Study Says Don’t Mow Your Lawn

New Bee Research Suggests Keeping Them In The Dark Will Help Curb Varroa Mite Attacks

Varroa mites are the most serious pest of honeybee colonies around the world. Also called the varroa destructor, this parasite was first noticed in 1990 in North Carolina. Varroa mites are capable of wiping out honey bee colonies through transmission of bacteria and viruses, and up to this day, beekeepers continue to combat varroa infestations [...]

By | 2018-04-02T05:19:13+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New Bee Research Suggests Keeping Them In The Dark Will Help Curb Varroa Mite Attacks

What’s The Deal With Robot Bees? Things We Know So Far

It’s almost been two weeks since Walmart’s patent application for robot bees came to light. Unsurprisingly, the idea if building drones to mimic what bees can do has gone viral. The behemoth corporation’s patent specifically covers “pollination drones,” pertaining to tiny robots that act just like bees to pollinate crops autonomously. While Walmart hasn’t confirmed, [...]

By | 2018-03-22T09:59:53+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on What’s The Deal With Robot Bees? Things We Know So Far

Is Your Bee Hive Healthy? 5 Important Signs Of An Active And Thriving Hive

  Caring for bees is a noble task, whether your goal is to collect their delicious, golden honey or to create a strong pollination system on your farm. Cases of hive collapses have been reported over the years, and the survival of bees across the globe is facing quite an enormous challenge. Pesticides are named [...]

By | 2018-03-22T09:59:05+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Is Your Bee Hive Healthy? 5 Important Signs Of An Active And Thriving Hive

Bees Get Stressed, Too; 5 Ways You Can Help Them Feel Better

  Yes, bees get stressed out too. Stress doesn’t exactly contribute to diseases in bees. However, it makes a colony weak, eventually causing diseases to develop. Scientists have often likened a bee colony into a “black box,” where energy (water, nectar, pollen) flows to convert it to various products -- brood, beeswax, and honey included. [...]

By | 2018-03-22T09:57:45+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Bees Get Stressed, Too; 5 Ways You Can Help Them Feel Better

Iowa Governor Celebrates Bees & Declares “Honey Bee Day”

In February 22, 2018, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds approved that March 14 would be officially called “Iowa Honey Bee Day.” The event aims to highlight the importance of honeybees to the state’s agricultural sector and the environment. The idea was proposed by the Iowa Honey Producers Association which, according to Gov. Reynolds, will give the [...]

By | 2018-03-21T05:28:03+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Iowa Governor Celebrates Bees & Declares “Honey Bee Day”