Data collected from scale hives in Maryland indicate that over the last 15 years or so of data collection, the nectar flows are occuring earlier, averaging about a half a day a year
To help track and monitor these changes, we are proposing a Honey Bee Climate Network made up of volunteers monitoring of honey bee nectar flows & plant phenology via the Internet. Over time, we can help top preserve records for long-term archiving, and expand the network to include more users/contributors and to include satellite data to establish links to the timing of nectar flow.
A really neat project using honeybees to track the affects of climate change.
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