Table of Contents

May 2017

- May 1, 2017 -

U.S. Honey Production Up 3 Percent for Operations with Five or More Colonies in 2016
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service…………………………………………….485

Efficacy of Different Methods of Oxalic Acid Application
Kathleen C. Evans, Nancy Ostiguy, Margarita M. Lopez-Uribe………………………….505

The Varroa Problem—Part 7—Walking the Walk
Randy Oliver…………………………………………………………………………………..509

 Absconding, the Mysterious Disappearance of Colonies
Robert Weast…………………………………………………………………………………..521

Honey Bee Nutrition—Part I
Dale Hill………………………………………………………………………………………..527

Points of Debate: Exploring Pollinator Misconceptions
Alison McAfee…………………………………………………………………………………537

Hobby Beekeeping and Insurance Legal Issues
Rich Schell……………………………………………………………………………………..541

A Hobby Beekeeper’s Annual Report Card Summary
Howard Scott…………………………………………………………………………………..549

Advocacy for Our Honey Bee
Michelle Colopy………………………………………………………………………………..553

Bee-utify Your Home with Needlework
Karen Nielsen Lorence………………………………………………………………………..557

North Carolina Beekeepers Win International Black Jar Honey Contest
Sharry Mikell………………………………………………………………………………….561