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ABF E-Buzz: May 2016
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ABF E-Buzz — May 2016


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Welcome to ABF E-Buzz

by Tim Tucker, ABF Past President and ABF E-Buzz Editor 

 

"The world's favorite season is the spring.

All things seem possible in May."

-  Edwin Way Teale

 

Welcome back! May is always one of my top favorite months because we start to find bees that have a heavy box on top, so we have added another super to all of those that are filling up. This year it seems to have come fast for the first three weeks of May, but I do remember years when it's happened like this before. It's just been a good time ago. While we have some bees doing well, and this may be a good honey production year, we are way down in our numbers as are a lot of other beekeepers around the country. We have been busy making splits to try and regain some lost ground, and we will continue to pull brood where we can on large hives that are continuing to grow. Once we get to within three weeks of the end to our spring honey flow, which is usually around June 15th, we will make a lot of summer splits and really knock back most of our large hives. I am hopeful we can take a couple of splits out of all of our producing hives and be back to our numbers from last year. So I hope you are having a good nectar flow in your area and that your bees are healthy.

Last month we talked about marketing your honey directly to the public at farmers markets or fairs and special events. It's the best way to market your extra honey and get the premium price for it. The goal of course is to sell all your honey before you start producing again, and that usually isn't a problem for most small or medium-sized beekeepers. If you get to the point where you just can't get out and market your honey directly to the public, you can always try putting some honey in five-gallon buckets to sell to other small beekeepers in the area who may not have had as much production as you. Then of course if that doesn't do the job, there's always barrels and delivering those to large packers who are buying. Most beekeepers I know are not experiencing any issues getting rid of all of their honey stocks. But, back to marketing your honey. I gave a list last month of 11 things to make sure you do, and it was a good start, but there are a few other things that I always try to do that make for a better day at the market. 

  • I always have a price sheet that lists the price of our honey laying on the table. Some people use post boards that allow you to write on them with markers or even place letters and numbers on to them. It makes for a really easy situation to not have to mark the price on all of your containers with stickers, but I have done that as well. We can have twenty or thirty items for sale and pricing all of them individually becomes cumbersome. So have a list, and if you have a couple of tables, have two or three of them spaced in front of the honey or behind it in a position where it is clearly visible.
  • It's a good idea to have some recipe cards that explain how to substitute honey for sugar in baking, and different ideas on how to incorporate honey into our diet by using it in dishes. It makes everything taste better. I always told people that my grandmother was a great cook and her vegetables always tasted so good. I finally discovered why her green beans and corn or beets tasted so good – it was because she was adding some sugar to them before serving. Perhaps a teaspoon or two, and my goodness it made a difference! Vegetables like carrots or beets can be cooked in honey to produce a nice glaze on them, which is heavenly.
  • I always take a cleanup kit, which is a bucket with a dust pan, a plastic scraper (a wide putty knife), water and some paper towels in case someone drops a jar of honey and breaks it right in front of the table. That way, I can quickly pick up most of the spill with the dust pan and plastic scraper and put it in the bucket. Once you have most of the glass and honey removed, you can clean up anything remaining with water and paper towels. I have only had this happen a few times in 20 years, but when it happens ... it's nice to be prepared. The first time it happened to me, it was a four-pound jar of honey and it was such a mess to clean up that it disrupted sales at my table for probably an hour. So, if you are prepared to clean things up quickly, it can help you quickly get back to business.

I hope these tips help you to better your market experience. In the coming months, we will talk a bit more about marketing your honey, and I’ll have some tips for just becoming better beekeepers as well.

Our Board President Gene Brandi has written a great Government Relations Report on our recent trip to Washington, D.C.  I always enjoy traveling with Gene and meeting with our representatives in Washington. It is something we have to do continually to keep up to date with everything happening and to make sure our voice is heard. I can tell you that we have made progress over the years. Yes, it is slow, but we have to keep at the task. If we don't, we will lose out to other groups that don't always have our best interests at heart. In his President's message he also reports on the “Keeping Honey Bees Healthy” symposium at UC Davis earlier this month. Thanks, Gene, for a couple of great updates.

We also have a report on our Kids and Bees program from Sarah Red-Laird, our program coordinator, on the upcoming EAS conference in July. Those of you on the East Coast may be able to attend this great venue and drop in and say hi to Sarah! Our Honey Queen Program Director, Anna Kettlewell, provides another great update on where the Honey Queen and Honey Princess have been buzzing to this month. There are some great articles from the National Honey Board, a new recipe to use honey and lots of great links to other articles in the Buzzmakers. So enjoy your time spent here. I hope, as always, it is time well spent. If we can include anything you would like to see or report on, please drop me an email at tuckerb@hit.net. Looking forward to a great month. Your bees are working hard!


President's Greeting

by Gene Brandi, ABF President 

I had the pleasure of attending a “Keeping Honey Bees Healthy” symposium at UC Davis earlier this month, and it was a great opportunity to meet a number of bee enthusiasts from California, Oregon and Nevada. Most were smaller-scale beekeepers, some keeping bees this year for the first time, but there were some medium-sized and large commercial beekeepers in attendance as well.  

Since the ABF was one of the sponsors for this event, I spent a considerable amount of time at the table where we displayed an array of ABF materials including Honey Queen and Princess Recipe brochures, ABF Newsletters, Friends of the Bee and membership information, etc. The ABF complimentary membership promotion continues to be very popular and we will likely pick up some new members due to our participation in this event. The Sonoma County Beekeepers Association occupied the display adjacent to the ABF table, and their representatives mentioned that they have nearly 400 members! Of course I encouraged them to convey the message about the ABF complimentary membership promotion to the members of their organization and they assured me they would spread the word. As the number of beekeepers around the country continues to grow exponentially, local clubs such as Sonoma County, as well as state beekeeping organizations – and a national organization like the ABF – can help these folks learn about the many idiosyncrasies of successful beekeeping.
 
The keynote speakers at this event were Yves Le Conte from the French National Bee Lab and Dennis vanEngelsdorp from the University of Maryland and the Bee Informed Partnership. When Dennis began his talk, he warned that some in the audience might not agree with some of what he was about to say. When he asked how many in the audience had fewer than 50 hives, most raised their hands. He then asked how many did not treat for varroa, and a great many of the attendees (perhaps 50 %?) raised their hands. His message was that for the sake of their own colonies, as well as those of their neighbors, they should make sure that their varroa population does not get out of hand. Clearly there are many individuals who do not want to put anything into their colonies that is unnatural and want their bees to fend for themselves. Dennis encouraged these folks to do something to control their mites even if they choose not to use chemical treatments.  Drone brood removal and screened bottom boards can be somewhat useful non-chemical methods. Formic acid can be applied without threatening organic status, if that is an issue, but I certainly agree with Dennis that varroa control is a must.

I heard comments by more than one speaker at this event in relation to neonicotinoid pesticides that were not accurate, and I attempt to correct the record every chance I get. There are some who continue to say that field relevant dosages of neonicotinoid pesticides do not harm bees. My experience, and that of many other beekeepers, is that certain neonicotinoids can and do harm bees at field relevant doses. Of course the pesticide dust-off during corn planting can be a major issue in parts of the country, but my experience in California is primarily with foliar-applied products on a variety of crops as well as neonic-contaminated water the bees can drink that is used for chemigating crops. The systemic nature of these products allows them to stick around in the plants for quite a while after application, so residual toxicity can be an issue. It is important that all means of exposure be recognized before making blanket statements about the effects of certain pesticides on bees.

All in all, this event was very worthwhile and I appreciate the efforts of UC Davis and the Mondavi Institute to continue educating bee enthusiasts about the many aspects of beekeeping, pollination and honey production.  


Legislative Buzz

by Gene Brandi, ABF President 

ABF immediate Past President, Tim Tucker, and I just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where we, along with Fran Boyd of Meyers and Associates, visited with various federal officials. The trip was scheduled to coincide with the EPA Pesticide Program Dialog Committee meeting, which Tim and I both wanted to attend.

Our first visit was to Capitol Hill where we met with more than a dozen staff members of the Congressional “Pollinator Caucus” who have been very helpful in pushing pollinator-related issues through the House. Much of our discussions revolved around the recently-released winter and annual loss numbers from the Bee Informed Partnership. Approximately 28% winter losses and more than 44% annual losses represent an increase over last year’s numbers and are cause for great concern. The beekeeping industry cannot continue to experience such substantial losses and remain sustainable. We stressed the need for continued research on the issues impacting the health of honey bees, increased access to public lands for apiary locations, as well as the need for additional efforts by EPA to better protect bees from pesticide exposure.

We met with two USDA Senior Advisors to the Secretary of Agriculture, Jeff Eschmeyer and Doug McKalip. Tim, Fran and I expressed the need for continued funding of ARS research efforts, and we look forward to contributions from the new ARS facility at the University of California, Davis, which is not yet staffed. The benefits of increased honey bee access to federal lands administered by USDA agencies was also stressed. We reminded them that the focus of the Federal Task Force Report, released a year ago, was an “all hands on deck” effort by federal agencies to reduce pollinator decline. The 2016 ELAP program was discussed, and we conveyed our opinion that the “normal” colony loss rate should remain at 15%, which is in line with the goals of the Federal Task Force. There was also a meeting that Fran attended, with Dr. Ann Bartuska, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Research, to discuss a proposal to evaluate the impact of horticultural pest management practices on commercially-managed honey bee colonies in diverse agro-ecosystems on an annual basis.  

 

Tim, Fran and I also met with several representatives from EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs to discuss an array of issues surrounding bees and pesticides. We expressed our concerns about the shortcomings we see in pesticide labeling, the Managed Pollinator Protection Programs (MP3s), the problems with Insect Growth Regulators and tank mixes with fungicides during pollination of almonds and other crops, neonics and other issues. We continue to stress the ABF position that all bees need to be protected from pesticide exposure all the time, not only when they are being paid to pollinate a particular crop.

Tim and I appreciated the opportunity to meet with EPA in conjunction with AHPA Board members in a separate meeting where we discussed our jointly-submitted comments on EPA’s proposal to mitigate pesticide exposure to bees, our recently-submitted comments on the Imidacloprid Pollinator Risk Assessment, as well as other issues. Again, the recently announced winter and annual rates of honey bee colony loss were a reason for concern that more needs to be done to protect bees from pesticide exposure. During our meeting we were told of the EPA proposal to register sulfoxaflor on a limited basis for crops that are not bee attractive.  The ABF and AHPA will review the proposal and likely submit comments during the announced 30-day comment period.  

The EPA Pesticide Program Dialog Committee meeting was very interesting. The PPDC comprises about 40 individuals from agriculture, environmental, academic, chemical industry and other groups. Steve Coy of Mississippi is the only beekeeper on the PPDC, and he represented the bee industry well. It was disappointing that the Pollinator Work Group, within the PPDC, is being discontinued. Given the losses the bee industry continues to experience, it is clear that there is still a great deal of work to be done with pesticide exposure and its effects on bees.  

 


Bee Educated: ABF's 2016 Webinar Series "Conversation with a Beekeeper" 

New sessions are coming up and new archived sessions are now available!

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Creating Critical Pollinator Habitat with the Honey Bees and Monarch Butterfly Partnership

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 5:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. AKST / 3:00 p.m. HST
Pete Berthelsen, Director of Habitat Partnerships at Pheasants Forever 



Kids and Bees

Kids and Bees at the 2016 Eastern Apicultural Society Conference 

 

by Sarah Red-Laird, a.k.a Bee Girl, ABF Kids and Bees Program Director

 

Grab your tanning oil and hair gel, “Kids and Bees” is going to EAS at the Jersey Shore this summer! The last week of July will have many opportunities for kids as well as beekeepers interested in kids’ education. “Kids and Bees” is partnering with EAS to offer a one-day “Beekeeping Academy” for students going into grades 4-6, a one-hour “Fly-In” program for elementary-aged kids, as well as a “train the trainer” opportunity for you! 

2016 EAS Beekeeping Academy 

The Beekeeping Academy is a one-day camp for up to twelve kids going into grades four through six. Students will spend their day in a fun and educational immersion into the world of the bee. During the morning hours, we will take an in-depth look into bee anatomy, biology and sociology, and their vital role in our food system. The afternoon will be spent up close and personal with honey bee hives and native bee observations. Throughout the day, students will learn about present challenges bees face and how they can be part of the solution in the bee’s survival.

Exact drop-off and pick-up location will be send to students the week before the academy. 

The camp will run on Thursday, July 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Stockton University in New Jersey. Students can register at www.easbeeacademy2016.eventbrite.com. The 2016 Bee Academy is a collaboration between the Eastern Apicultural Society, the Foundation for the Preservation of Bees, Stockton University and Bee Girl. Register here. 

2016 EAS “Fly-In” Program

We will bring our “Kids and Bees” interactive exhibit to the Eastern Apicultural Society Conference on July 27th. Kids and their families are invited to campus for a brief and entertaining honey bee lesson, followed by hands-on exhibits. The exhibit session will consist of activities including beeswax foundation candle rolling; honey, pollen and propolis tasting; a microscope station with bee body parts and pollen; a bee/human nutrition station where kids learn about the importance of planting for honey bees and also their connection to our food; a bee finger-puppet-making station; an observational beehive and a display with hive parts, educational frames and beekeeping equipment. 

The “Kids and Bees” EAS Fly In Program is limited to 30 kids and is best suited for grades K-5th. The program will begin at 2 p.m., and closes at 3 p.m. Register here.

EAS "Train the Trainer" Kids and Bees Workshop

Join Sarah Red-Laird for this dual-purpose program, where EAS* invites local kids to join us for an hour-long program and EAS attendees will have a chance to volunteer for the program and also get ideas and an outline to take home so they can develop, or build on, their own “Kids and Bees” program. The first 30 minutes will be a “train the trainer” briefing, then we’ll invite the kids’ group in for an hour where attendees will observe and participate in the program. The last 20 minutes will be a debrief and Q&A session, and you will leave with an education pack full of ideas and resources. Please pre-register here for this course, so the instructor can send you additional details prior to the session.

*Note: you must be registered for EAS 2016 to take this course:
Register for EAS here.
Register for the “Train the trainer” workshop here.


Also, our friends at the Sweet Virginia Foundation are offering a sweet contest until June 15th! In order to convey to 4th graders the wonder of honey bees, the Sweet Virginia Foundation (SVF) is sponsoring a contest to gather the most fascinating one-minute videos created and produced by beekeepers around the world. Contest winners will see their work featured in SVF’s educational materials and on its website and will receive a SVF t-shirt and a jar of SVF honey. To enter the contest, you must be of adult-age, preferably 18¬98 years old! For more information and instructions, visit: http://sweetvirginia.org/2016videocontest/ 



Honey Queen Buzz  

by Anna Kettlewell, American Honey Queen Program Chair

 

May flowers and blossoms are abounding! Queen Kim and Princess Tabitha join the thousands of us across the nation preparing our bees for a productive spring and summer. In addition to wrapping up their college and graduate school studies, they promoted tirelessly for our industry in May!

Both of our representatives started out the month out of state, Kim wrapping up a promotion in San Luis Obispo, CA, and Tabitha spending a week in Kennewick, WA.  Kim’s California promotion found her working at a variety of different venues. From teaching farmers market shoppers about the many uses for honey to teaching Cal-Poly journalism students about the many messages the beekeeping industry works to convey to the public, her promotion was chock full of new experiences for the Queen Program.

Tabitha’s trip to Washington required nonstop talking to thousands of students at a Salmon Summit. She had the opportunity to speak to small groups of students in constant rotation with the Mid-Columbia Beekeepers Association. While salmon are important to Washington’s economy, students also learned about the many other industries in their state, including beekeeping.  

The rest of May focused on promotions in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Texas. Kim spoke in seven area schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She also had two morning television interviews, reaching thousands of consumers. Both interviews included cooking with honey demonstrations. She showed viewers different options for using our sweet product – both sweet and savory! These are often the easiest interviews to schedule with your local media, so don’t be afraid to ask if their viewers would be interested in learning new ways to use honey! Kim rounded out her month with a presentation to a senior citizens center.

Tabitha spoke to seven local schools in her hometown area in Texas. She also spent some time in the Galveston and Houston areas for more group agriculture learning opportunities for children, similar to her experiences at the Salmon Summit. Tabitha also was a participant at the Pasadena Strawberry Festival outside Houston, working with the Harris County Beekeepers Association, teaching attendees about the importance of honey bees to the strawberry industry!

Collectively, Queen Kim and Princess Tabitha spoke to over 2,100 students in area schools in May alone! Each is on track to meeting her educational program goals for the year!

The Honey Queen Program will reach some new venues and unique events in upcoming months. Be sure to follow all their unique promotions on the American Honey Queen Facebook Page.  Happy promoting!

 

Princess Tabitha spoke to thousands of students in Kennewick, WA, about honey bees during the annual Salmon Summit.

 

Queen Kim teaches WXOW News 19 anchor Dustin Leucke about how to use honey in everyday recipes.

 


Bee Updated: Latest and Greatest News from the National Honey Board 

Honey Shines as “Bare Necessity” of Disney’s The Jungle Book

National Honey Board Partners with Disney on the release of their all-new live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book

It’s been a busy few months here in the National Honey Board (NHB) hive. You may have seen that the NHB partnered with Disney on the release of their all-new live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book. This partnership consisted of three major elements spanning across our Hispanic, general consumer and social media programs.

To kick off this exciting program, our Hispanic leg signed on cookbook author and blogger Laura Fuentes to create six new family-friendly honey recipes inspired by The Jungle Book. Fuentes also produced and shared three recipe videos, and ran a contest where readers could enter to win merchandise from the movie as well as tickets to see The Jungle Book, on her blog and social media channels. To promote this program, our Hispanic team did a three city media with stops in Miami, Los Angeles and New York. While in L.A. the team hosted a private screening of the movie, accompanied by the new recipes Fuentes developed for the campaign, with 22 local media/blogger attendees and their families. All six recipes can be found at honey.com.

  • Hungry Monkey Honey Oats
  • Honey Lettuce Cups
  • Honey Baked Chicken with Carrot Fries
  • Honey Bear Lunchbox
  • Honey Forest Bowl
  • Safari Honey-Butter-Cinnamon Popcorn

As another piece of this program the NHB partnered with major Hispanic media group Univision on a website take-over and online contest in the three media tour cities. Each city had five winners for a total of 15. Winners received branded merchandise from The Jungle Book, some goodies from the NHB and a gift card to check out the movie.

In the second large activation of this partnership, the NHB was on-hand at the April 4th world premiere of The Jungle Book at the historic El Capitan Theater. As nature’s “bare necessity,” and a favorite snack of the beloved Baloo the bear, honey is prominently featured in the film itself, and was well represented at the premiere party.

To kick off the evening, the NHB was featured on the backdrop of the red carpet, providing visibility as the stars walked and posed for photos coming into the theater. Being one of only four premiere sponsors allowed us great exposure in an elite space.

The NHB team was pleasantly surprised with the amount of honey mentions and representations both in the film and even the rolling credits. Honey definitely adds an additional element of sweetness to this great family flick.

Immediately following the movie screening was the jungle-themed after party. This event was held at the OHM Nightclub and featured photo booths, live music, games and activities for the kiddos and most importantly, honey! Not only did attendees get to munch on delicious honey-inspired eats – which spanned the entire menu including salad, honey-glazed carrots, fried chicken and rice, beef and asparagus and even a pasta dish – but they also had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the hard-working bees in an observation hive, provided by beekeeper Gene Brandi, roll stunning beeswax candles and even make cute honey bee headbands. Guests had the chance to admire and even taste fresh honey comb, which was beautifully displayed on the dessert table with Walnut Wildflower Honey Cookies and Honey Crepe Cannolis.

Overall honey was very well received by all in attendance, stars and fans alike, and the NHB couldn’t be happier with the response.

The final piece of this exciting partnership was a contest hosted on the NHB Facebook page. Geared at the general consumer, fans could take our ‘Which Jungle Book Character Are You?’ quiz for a chance to be entered into a drawing for one of 30 prize package consisting of The Jungle Book merchandise, items from the NHB and a $50 Regal gift card to go see the movie. 

This contest was promoted across the NHB Twitter and Instagram accounts, as well as Facebook boosted posts. The contest proved to be a great success with over one million people seeing at least one of our posts and more than 3,200 entries.

This partnership was fun to work on and ultimately provided honey with excellent visibility among general consumers and the media alike.


More from the National Honey Board: NHB Supports Women Chefs & Restaurateurs

The National Honey Board (NHB) recently had the privilege of participating in the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs’ (WCR) conference as a returning sponsor. Held this year in Los Angeles, the annual conference strives to advance women in the culinary industry and ignite their vision and drive through a series of events over two days.

The NHB had the pleasure of hosting a mixology workshop as well as presenting the second annual Laurey Masterton Golden Amulet Award. In addition, honey was well represented across event menus – starting with the opening night reception at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica, where renowned LA-based Chef Suzanne Tracht (The Jar) dished up a mouth-watering Roasted Leg of Lamb, Honey Persian Mint and Sweet Onion Salad alongside her staff. 

 

Acclaimed mixologist, Charlotte Voisey, led the NHB-sponsored mixology session at the New School of Cooking in Culver City. Charlotte’s own interest in honey was heightened at our 2014 Honey Beverage Summit in Seattle. Aptly named “Mother Nature to Mixing Glass: The Buzz about Cocktails”, this WCR learning session stressed the importance of using all-natural, quality ingredients including honey. Utilizing both alfalfa and clover honey, Charlotte demonstrated three cocktails to a packed classroom and emphasized the value of each element of a beverage. Special thanks to Charlotte for enlightening WCR attendees on the different honey varietals and how their unique flavor profiles and other characteristics can elevate a drink.

At the conference’s closing “Women Who Inspire Awards” gala on the Paramount Studios backlot, NHB presented the second annual Golden Amulet Award, honoring a woman entrepreneur/trailblazer  -- along with a $1,500 check.  NHB created the award with WCR in 2014 to honor the memory of Laurey Masterton, a chef/beekeeper who had been both a beloved WCR member and esteemed NHB spokersperson. 


 

WCR had several notable nominees from all over North America who emblazoned the spirit of this inspirational chef:

  • Sal Howell, River Café and Boxwood, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Stephanie Castellucci, Castellucci Hospitality Group, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sandra Harvey, Sandra Harvey Designs, Asheville, North Carolina

We were delighted to announce Sal Howell as the winner and even more overwhelmed by her generous decision to “pay it forward” by donating and matching the $1,500 cash prize to benefit upcoming women chefs through the WCR scholarship fund.  What a truly inspirational woman!  We are proud to continue our support of this wonderful organization representing women in the foodservice industry.


Bee Thinking

Here is a new riddle to ponder. Think you know the answer? The first to e-mail Susan Reu at susanreu@abfnet.org will lay claim to another fun ABF prize.

I can show you

All the colors

Of a Rainbow

A split second

Frozen in time.

 

I work hard

with no regard

for myself or you

I would not ever

commit a crime.

 

Once I'm here

You can hold

Me dear and so

I'll never change

This little rhyme.


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 Recipe of the Month: Honey Blondies

Source: 2016 American Honey Queen Kim Kester

Ingredients:

1 C. HONEY

¾ C. butter or margarine, softened

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 C. all-purpose flour

½ tsp. baking powder

½ C. semisweet chocolate chips

½ C. chopped toasted pecans


Directions:

In medium bowl, cream HONEY and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder; mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans. Spread batter into greased 9” x 9” square baking dish. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares.


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