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Archive for December, 2015

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Worcester

As you may have read in the news last week, state officials from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) recently confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis, “EAB”) in the city of Worcester, MA. EAB is a small, metallic green beetle, native to Asia, which feeds on ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) and […]

Massachusetts Beekeeper Survey

The Chief Apiary Inspector at the Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), Kim Skyrm, sent us this note about a survey her team is sending out to beekeepers, to gather information about hive health. If you are a Massachusetts beekeeper (or know someone who is), read below: MDAR has created a survey to serve as […]