Links

Here’s a collection of links about some of our efforts and products:

Red Dog Expressions & Lavender Farm’s Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Dog-Expressions-Lavender-Farm/1459482620963555

Spring Swarms: http://fcmdsc.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/bees-swarm-the-museum/

Downtown Farmers Market Profile: http://larimercountyfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/2011/07/vendor-profile-red-dog-expressions.html

New York Times and Colony Collapse Disorder: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/us/the-head-scratching-case-of-the-vanishing-bees.html?_r=0

Earth Focus Video on Colony Collapse Disorder & Neonicotinoids: http://www.linktv.org/video/8123/killing-bees-are-government-and-industry-responsible?ef

What our food would look like without bees: http://io9.com/if-bees-go-extinct-this-is-what-your-supermarket-will-513604512

Marla Spivak TED Presentation: Why Bees are Disappearing: http://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spivak_why_bees_are_disappearing.html

Varroa Mites Pictorial: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=2744&page=14

Queen Cells in Hives: http://www.wbka.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/There-Are-Queen-Cells-In-My-Hive-WBKA-WAG.pdf

Kris was a founding member in the Northern States Queen Breeders Association. Begun in 2008, they exchange queens and hardy survivor genetics with other treatment free members across the Northern States. A very strong and valuable asset geared towards sustainable beekeeping without the use of chemical treatments to our colonies.   http://www.nsqba.com/

Kris was also selected to be an original participant in the Rocky Mountain Survivor Queen Bee Cooperative. The project promoted chemical-free, survivor cross-stock queen honeybee breeding and rearing.  It included six New Mexico and three Coloradoan beekeepers spanning  457.62 miles- 7 counties- over 2 states, from Santa Fe, NM to Ft. Collins, Colorado.  http://mysare.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx?do=viewRept&pn=OW12-024&t=2&y=2012

Kris is also the investigating producer in the selected 2014 WSARE Grant Proposal – FW 14-027.   Colorado Queen Honey Bee Testing Project for Increased Sustainability  This project will span 2 years and Colorado Beekeepers are invited to become involved this 2014 summer season.  Additional resistant breeding stock will be tested, selected and distributed throughout Colorado.  See:  coqueenproject.com for additional information and status of the project.

BBC iWonder-Would we starve without bees and others: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zg4dwmn

BBC Brilliant Bees:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/collections/p007rdq3