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Friday, February 11, 2005

US Beekeepers sound the alarm

The American Beekeeping Federation has taken to publicity in business circles to try to get funding for bee research because of the pollination crisis resulting from resistant varroa.
The American Beekeeping Federation has established a research and education foundation to collect private funds and direct them to bee research. Last year, the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees granted scholarships to six graduate students working in the subject. The Foundation is repeating its scholarship program again this year.

“We are attempting to attract bright young minds to the field of beekeeping research,” said Foundation Chairperson Randall Johnson of Nampa, Idaho. “Regrettably, we are getting started a bit late, and we have very limited funds to work with.”



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