Good Fruit Grower Magazine recently highlighted new research currently underway at the University of California focusing on solutions to honey bee losses. They highlight in this article how following years of research in this field that the tide may be turning and new solutions will help reduce honey bee losses.
The team at the University of California are focusing on three primary areas of research 1) to improve bee breeding, 2) to develop new medications and treatments for sick bees, and 3) to give beekeepers better tools to monitor colony health
One sensor that fits UC’s criteria might already be on the market. Irish company ApisProtect just launched the ApisProtect Monitor, a honey bee monitoring platform, in December.
Read the full article by Matt Milkovich in the March edition of Good Fruit Grower