Performance Evaluation of Different Strains of Honeybees in the Northeast

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2003: $1,845.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:

Annual Reports


  • Animals: bees


  • Animal Production: parasite control, preventive practices

    Proposal summary:

    Beekeeping directed toward both honey production and commercial pollinating has been recently pressured by mites, diseases, and resistance to chemical treatments. The farmer will investigate five types of bees to see whether there are strains that are particularly adapted to the Northeast. Using side-by-side comparisons, he will monitor hive health, weight, and other indicators. Results will be disseminated through the beekeeping media, a workshop, and extension.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.