Samantha Alger

Samantha Alger

University of Vermont

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Published on Nov 02, 2018

Paper Published!

Our article about pathogen spread in migratory beekeeping has been published today in @thePeerJ https://peerj.com/articles/5812  #AgriculturalScience #Ecology #Entomology #Parasitology #Beekeeping ...

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Published on Oct 01, 2018

Paper Accepted- We need your help!

Do you have a subscription to a scientific journal? Unless you work in academia- probably not. Oftentimes scientific studies are only available to academics who have subscriptions through their Un...

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Published on Sep 26, 2018

Paper Accepted-Let's make this research Open Source!

Our paper was peer-reviewed and accepted for publication! Since this was a crowd funded effort supported by your generous donations, we chose an open source journal to make the results available to...

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Published on Oct 27, 2017

Attention All Backers!

We are getting ready to submit our study for publication and need your response. We would like to acknowledge each of you in our acknowledgements section but need your consent. Please message me ba...

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Published on May 10, 2017

This week in the Lab....

We have begun extracting RNA from our bee samples! In this photo, Kendall, one of our stellar undergraduate researchers, is testing the quality and quantity of RNA in a sample. Next...

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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
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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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