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Irene Newton

Irene Newton

1001 E 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47401

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Thanks so much Kathy! It means a lot to us
Mar 22, 2016
E pluribus unum: how honey bee bacteria coordinate behaviors
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Thanks for the question! Bees are surprisingly manageable in this sense. We are buying a new queen and will take 1/2 the workers (frames) from the one colony and put them in a new hive box with the new queen. Over a period of a few days, her pheromones allow her to communicate with these workers and integrate them into the new colony. As she starts laying her own eggs, then the worker population, over a few weeks, shifts and becomes her genetic background.
Mar 10, 2016
E pluribus unum: how honey bee bacteria coordinate behaviors
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Hey Christina - thanks for your support! You can actually find these bacteria all over the hive environment. We are particularly interested in what they are doing when found together - be that within the gut, inside the honey, or on the frames.
Feb 25, 2016
E pluribus unum: how honey bee bacteria coordinate behaviors
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