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Dr. James E. Tew

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Honorary Board Member Member

Ohio State Beekeepers Association
P.O. Box 24181
Dayton, Ohio 45424
United States

Company Description: The Ohio State Beekeepers Association serves beekeepers in Ohio and is associated with other organizations who have an interest in beekeeping. Provide our...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Apiculture Advisor, Entomology and Plant Pathology
    Auburn University
  • Board Member
    The Ohio State University Bee Lab

Education

  • Ph.D. , entomology
196 Total References
Web References
Officers, Support & Staff » Ohio State Beekeepers Association
www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org, 28 Mar 2014 [cached]
Dr. Jim Tew Master Beekeeper
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Dr. James Tew 330-263-3684
James E. Tew, Apiculture ...
www.greaterclevelandbeekeepers.org, 20 Feb 2012 [cached]
James E. Tew, Apiculture Advisor, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, and State Specialist, Beekeeping, and Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Ohio State University, Wooster, OH 44691, phone: 330-263-3684, e-mail: Tew.1@osu.edu.
The reasons vary from hive to ...
vegetablegrowersnews.com, 16 Jan 2014 [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. The problem is that there is no answer, yet. The main point Tew wanted to get across was that there is not just one cause for colony collapse disorder (CCD), and the reasons for bee die-offs are different for each hive. What causes a hive to collapse in California will most likely be completely different from what causes the downfall of a hive in Ohio, he said.
"If we knew what was killing the bees, we would have stopped it a long time ago," Tew said.
The bee die-off of the past couple of years is the fourth or fifth major issue that Tew has experienced, but it is the worst, he said. It might be that honeybees, not being native to the Americas, are just not suited for long-term life here, he said.
Are chemicals and pesticides to blame? Perhaps, Tew said. The beekeeping industry has a long history of antagonizing, and being antagonized by, the chemical industry - dating back to the 1970s, when massive die-offs were blamed on pesticides. Pesticides have played a definite role in the collapse of some colonies, he said.
Work, mites, a shallow gene pool
One of the underlying causes of CCD is that growers and keepers are working the bees too hard, Tew said.
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With high demand for honeybees and a shrinking population, hives are working harder than ever to meet pollination needs, Tew said.
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Fewer breeders than ever are responsible for most queen production, Tew said. Most queen bees are now coming from just a few large, corporate-type breeders. This limits the genetic base for all of the commercial bees across the country.
"The bees we use in California are almost the same as those used in Mississippi," Tew said. "We have some research that says that, genetically, we have bees that are just not conducive to this type of work and life."
Tew suggests beekeepers try to limit the amount of travel and work for their bees, limit exposure to pesticides as best as possible and keep working with their local Extension and other agencies.
"It's not going to be one thing that is causing the bee die-off," he said. "It's some combination of things that is going to be specific to your hives."
For more information, visit Tew's website, One Tew Bee.
Sustainability Archives | The Ben Franklin FolliesThe Ben Franklin Follies
benfranklinfollies.com, 10 Oct 2012 [cached]
009 Shinecast: Beekeeping with Dr. Jim Tew, Farm Dogs & Farm Update
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Episode 009 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast includes a brief conversation on bees and beekeeping with Dr. Jim Tew, a consulting professor with Auburn University and retired State Extension Specialist from Ohio State University.
Bee Sustainable - The Chef's Garden Commitment
www.beesustainable.com, 30 Sept 2011 [cached]
According Dr. James Tew, Director of The Ohio State University's Bee Lab, "We really can't imagine life without bees.
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The Chef's Garden's Bee Sustainable initiative is guided by the expertise and support of Dr. James Tew from The Ohio State University Bee Lab.
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