Dr. Thomas Seeley never ceases to impress audiences with the clarity and richness of his presentations. Today's webinar was no different. Participants learned the key features of a desirable honey bee hive tree, how the scout bees communicate and debate the virtues of the tree they visited, and the process of moving the swarm into their new home. To quote one participant commenting about the quality of the webinar... "David Attenborough couldn't have done it…Continue
My thanks to Mark Whitmore for a great webinar on EAB status, management and pesticide guidelines. My apologies for the delay in providing links to the webinar recording. As you will see, there are reasons to remain optimistic about the near term future of ash, but also some essential planning that must take place.
Noon webinar link here
Evening webinar link…Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on May 16, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments
Insects rely on warm temperatures to grow, and thus their emergence and life cycle progression can be tracked by tracking the "heating units" that accumulate each day. This is referred to as growing degree days.
Growing degree days (GDD) are calculated by average the high and low temperature for the day and subtracting 50 (base 50). The positive remainder is added to the cumulative total of GDD. For more information on GDD and how to calculate the go to:…Continue
Added by Rebecca Hargrave on May 3, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments