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Dr. James E. Tew

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Beekeeping Specialist

Phone: (330) ***-****  
Local Address:  Wooster , Ohio , United States
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave. 210 Baker Systems
Columbus , Ohio 43210
United States

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Employment History


  • Ph.D.
    University of Maryland
198 Total References
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Why honey is not vegan [cached]
James and Carol Gould (respectively, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton and a full-time science writer) point out that "Honey bees are at the top of their part of the evolutionary tree, whereas humans are the most highly evolves species on our branch.
No, according to James E. Tew, an Extension Specialist in Apiculture at Ohio State University in Wooster, "Commercial beekeepers frequently extract [steal] all fall-season honey and then feed colonies either sugar syrup or corn syrup in quantities great enough to provide all the winter food the bees would need" (Tew). (Everyone steals most of the spring-season honey.) Theft of all of the fall-season honey is merely the most blatant form of exploitation.
Jim Tew, a beekeeping ... [cached]
Jim Tew, a beekeeping specialist with Ohio State University Extension, said that despite the bumper crop of new beekeepers, Ohio still has far fewer bees than 30 years ago. About 12,000 beekeepers raised about 90,000 colonies of bees in the late '70s. Those numbers fell to about 3,500 and 35,000, respectively, two years ago.
That's why the influx of new blood is so important, Tew said. "Some of the most insightful discoveries were made by small but observant beekeepers," he said.
The reasons vary from hive to ... [cached]
The reasons vary from hive to hive, said James Tew, an Extension specialist with Auburn University in Alabama and a former professor of entomology with Ohio State University. He spoke during the recent Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association's Winter Congress held in Sandusky, Ohio. Growers and beekeepers have been demanding an answer to the bee die-off dilemma, Tew said.
2012 Speakers [cached]
Jim & Pat Haskell operate Massanutten Mountain Apiaries located in Page and Fairfax counties in Virginia.
In his former life as an agricultural economist for USDA, Jim helped build agricultural cooperatives in the US and abroad. He thought then that the most difficult groups to assist in initiating self-help programs were independent Texas cow/calf producers. That was before he confronted independent beekeepers.
Research Center in Wooster OH, with Dr. James Tew and in 1998 at the Penn State University Bee lab, (State College, PA) with Maryann Frazier and Dr. Nancy Ostiguy.
Dr. James E. Tew is currently the Beekeeping Specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, Auburn University. Before retiring in 2011, Dr. Tew had served as the State Extension Beekeeping Specialist at The Ohio State University for 34 years. Since 1975, Jim has taught classes, provided extension services, and conducted applied research on honey bees and honey bee behavior - specifically pollination behavior. Additionally, he continues to contribute monthly articles for national beekeeping publications and has written: Beekeeping Principles and Backyard Beekeeping. He is a frequent speaker at state and national meetings and has traveled extensively to observe beekeeping techniques. Jim has five grandkids who keep him spry and active. For enjoyment, he woodworks, photographs, and feeds ungrateful birds. He can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots.
Orchard Evaluation of Three Commercial Honey Bee Attractants [cached]
Dr. James E. Tew
Associate Professor, Entomology Department,
OARDC/The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio
Previous studies conducted at Ohio State have indicated that Bee Scentâ„¢ performs best in light bloom seasons and is most attractive to foragers immediately after application (Tew and Ferree, in publication).
Tew, James E. and David C. Ferree. (In Publication). The Influence of a Synthetic Foraging Attractant, Bee Scent, on the Number of Honey Bees Visiting Apple Blossoms and on Subsequent Fruit Production. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH 44691.
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