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Andrew Joseph

State Apiarist

The Iowa Department of Agriculture

The Iowa Department of Agriculture

Background Information

Employment History

Bee Researcher
KCCI

State Apiarist
Iowa Honey Producers Association

State Apiarist
The Mines and Minerals Bureau

Affiliations

Board Member
Iowa Honey Producers Association

Education

Masters in Science
Entomology

Web References (93 Total References)


A Discussion About Neonicotinoids And Bee Losses

www.theorganicview.com [cached]

""Iowa Experience According to Andrew Joseph, State Apiarist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, "Compared to the national average, Iowa beekeepers have experienced a higher percentage of losses, with preliminary estimates of winter losses from this past winter at 50 - 55%.


Andy Joseph, State Apiarist ...

www.tamatoledonews.com [cached]

Andy Joseph, State Apiarist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), chose 77 cities from around the state for inclusion on BeeLaws.org, with the hope of growth in the number of apiaries in and around those cities.


Andy Joseph, State Apiarist ...

www.tamatoledonews.com [cached]

Andy Joseph, State Apiarist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), chose 77 cities from around the state for inclusion on BeeLaws.org, with the hope of growth in the number of apiaries in and around those cities.


Andy Joseph, state apiarist ...

www.farm-news.com [cached]

Andy Joseph, state apiarist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, chose 77 cities from around the state for inclusion on BeeLaws.org, with the hope of growth in the number of apiaries in and around those cities.


Iowa Department of Agriculture ...

www.healthtalkresearch.com [cached]

Iowa Department of Agriculture bee researcher Andrew Joseph says the losses could be as high as 70 percent, compared to an average winter loss of up to 20 percent.

The high losses, he explains, were the result of not just the frigid temperatures on their own but of the multiple threats bees were already facing that left them more vulnerable.
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Iowa Department of Agriculture bee researcher Andrew Joseph characterized the situation as a "death by a thousand paper cuts" as the honey bee population has faced an environment lacking in diversity, pesticide problems, colony collapse and parasites such as varroa mites, since the 1990s. [...]
"It's not that bees can't handle a cold winter or snow ... (but) when you go into winter with those types of bees and then you're confronted with the harshness of this season, they don't make it through to spring time," Joseph said.

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