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50 colony apiary for honeybee studies

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10 November 2014

In part of an ongoing plan to grow Eurofins' honeybee research capabilities, a 50 colony apiary was established in Jeffersonville, Georgia (USA).

During the first week of November, these 50 colonies were taken from Cedar Grove, NC, after being winterized (treatments, population/brood quantity, adequate honey/pollen stores), loaded onto a 26' box truck along with materials for hive stands, and trucked overnight. On arrival, the bees were still clustered due to cold, but eagerly awaiting their chance to forage around their new home.

A longer growing season and milder winter will enable EAS Inc to make preparations for Spring honeybee studies earlier, while broadening the area in which we can perform such research.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Jing Zhai