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Samantha Alger

Samantha Alger

University of Vermont

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Hi Amy, Thanks for your message! Nosema is a fungus that causes a range of symptoms in bees including dysentery. There are two species of Nosema that mainly affects honey bees: Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae. To examine bees for Nosema, we mix bee samples with water and look for spores under a microscope. To measure the level of infection, we count the spores along a grid and calculate the number of spores per 100 bees.
May 03, 2017
Home sick: Effects of migratory beekeeping on honey bee disease
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Hi Kevin, 16 colonies were sent to California. You can find more details of our methods here: https://experiment.com/projects/home-sick-effects-of-migratory-beekeeping-on-honey-bee-disease/methods
Apr 09, 2017
Home sick: Effects of migratory beekeeping on honey bee disease
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Thank you Vermont Beekeepers Association for your support!!
Nov 17, 2016
Home sick: Effects of migratory beekeeping on honey bee disease
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A big 'THANK YOU' to Betterbee for a generous contribution of $300!!
Nov 15, 2016
Home sick: Effects of migratory beekeeping on honey bee disease
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Thank you so much for your generous donation! We would love to present our results at one of your meetings- Cheers!
Nov 11, 2016
Home sick: Effects of migratory beekeeping on honey bee disease
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