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									Thursday, November 8, 2007                                                                                 Index                                                                                                           13

Deadly disease stings bee population
BY KARA SAVAGE                                                                                                                                                                        to pollinate their different crops,”
Staff Reporter                                                                                                                                                                        Graham said.
                                                                                                                                                                                          The honeybee crisis has destroyed
     Beekeepers continue to find them-                                                                                                                                                 a large majority of the colonies of
selves in sticky situations as a honey                                                                                                                                                bees, which has directly affected the
crisis spreads across the nation.                                                                                                                                                     amount of honey that can be produced,
    Clifford Hollenbeck is the owner and                                                                                                                                              Hollenbeck said.
producer of Hollenbeck Honey, which                                                                                                                                                       “If a commercial beekeeper has
is sold locally at Hy-Vee, the Kiwanis                                                                                                                                                500 hives, the normal loss with mites,
farmers market and Manhattan Café                                                                                                                                                     diseases and the weather is consid-
and Bakery. Hollenbeck Honey has not                                                                                                                                                  ered about 15 percent,” Hollenbeck
been affected by the honeybee crisis,                                                                                                                                                 said. “But with the effects of CCD,
but Hollenbeck said there always is a                                                                                                                                                 there are a lot of colonies that expe-
possibility that this mysterious crisis                                                                                                                                               rience losses between 60 percent and
could influence its production.                                                                                                                                                        80 percent, which affects the honey
    “Two years ago we were produc-                                                                                                                                                    production because they cannot make
ing around 50,000 pounds of honey                                                                                                                                                     up from these losses in such a short
a year, but in the past two years, we                                                                                                                                                 amount of time.”
have produced significantly less hon-                                                                                                                                                      University Farm Manager Bill
ey,” Hollenbeck said. “However, we                                                                                                                                                    Kuntz said the University has a hive
cannot relate the loss in production to                                                                                                                                               at the Hollenbeck farm, but they
the Colony Collapse Disorder.”                                                                                                                                                        have not been successful in keeping
    The honeybee crisis, known as the                                                                                                                                                 the colony alive for more than a year
Colony Collapse Disorder, has af-                                                                                                                                                     because of the winter weather. How-
fected the amount of honey the bees                                                                                                                                                   ever, he said the University Farm has
can produce, which puts an added                                                                                                                                                      wild bees that are crucial to the polli-
strain on commercial beekeepers,                                                                                                                                                      nation of crops, especially pumpkins
Hollenbeck said. One sign commer-                                                                                                                                                     and gourds.
cial bee keepers look for to judge                                                                                                                                                        “Without the bees, the plants do
whether they have been affected by                                                                                                                                                    not get pollinated as frequently and
CCD is the disappearing of bees from                                                                                                                                                  will produce less fruit or fruit of less-
the hives, he said.                                                                                                                                                                   er quality,” Kuntz said.
    “Colony Collapse Disorder is very                                                                                                                                                     Junior Maggie Rainey has pur-
mysterious because a lot of colonies                                                                                                                                                  chased Hollenbeck Honey at the farm-
lose their population of bees, and re-                                                                                                                       Jason Williams/Index     ers market this year. She said it was
searchers are not really sure why this         The Hollenbeck Honey farm is located at the southeast corner of Kirksville. Clifford and Margaret Hollenbeck                           not until recently that she started to
is happening,” Hollenbeck said.                make and sell their honey locally at Hy-Vee, the Kiwanis farmers market and Manhattan Café and Bakery.                                 buy honey and has become addicted
    When bees disappear because of                                                                                                                                                    to the taste.
something other than CCD — like                States has imported Australian bees,          another factor researchers have been         controls are becoming ineffective.              “I had no clue there was even a
mites, diseases or weather — wax               which researchers believe might be a          developing that might be a cause of             Joe Graham, editor of the Ameri-         honeybee crisis taking place in the
moths will eat the remainder of the            link to one of the causes of CCD.             CCD. They have found viruses that            can Bee Journal, said CCD reduces           United States and was even more sur-
hive. But Hollenbeck said that in in-             “Researchers are continuing to             link to mites in a majority of the sam-      the number of bee colonies, which           prised it was affecting the amount of
stances in which CCD has affected              study the Australian bees that were           ples they have recorded, he said.            has in turn led to smaller profits for      honey being produced,” Rainey said.
the bees, wax moths will not go near           imported into the United States be-              “Anybody that has any bees alive          the beekeepers. He said CCD has                 Hy-Vee’s store director Jon Broce
the hive.                                      cause they have found a common vi-            must use various control methods in or-      affected the production of honey            also was unaware that the United
    “It is almost as if the hive is toxic,”    rus among these groups of bees,” Hol-         der to reduce the number of mites that       nationwide, which has required the          States was experiencing a honeybee
Hollenbeck said.                               lenbeck said.                                 live in the hives,” Hollenbeck said.         United States to import honey to re-        crisis. He said that even though the
    Researchers have been develop-                Different diseases and viruses, in-           Chemical strips and different ap-         place the amount of honey being lost        nation is being affected by CCD, the
ing different ideas as to why the bees         cluding mites, have caused the loss           plications kill the mites or slow down       to the honeybee crisis.                     price of honey has not fluctuated.
die off and cannot be found anywhere           of bees since the mid-1980s, he said.         their reproduction, but these controls          “CCD has not only affected com-              “The Hy-Vee brand and the other
around the hive, he said. Hollenbeck           Mites transmit different viruses to           do not harm the bees, he said. How-          mercial beekeepers, but it also has af-     brands Hy-Vee sells have not been affect-
said that in recent years, the United          the bees, Hollenbeck said, which is           ever, Hollenbeck said many of these          fected farmers who count on the bees        ed by the honeybee crisis,” Broce said.

Music lessons amplify liberal arts education
Harmonious hobbies                     house musician at a club in Co-            Tripp said he has been able       without playing the piano,” she learn new things,” she said.              one interaction that individual
                                       lumbia, Mo., before deciding to         to attend individual and school      said. “My mom was a pianist, a           Freshman Adam Phillips plays     lessons provide is fundamental
create rewarding                       give lessons.                           performances of students he          graduate of the Oberlin Conser- the trumpet and has been taking les-      for improving musical skills.
moments for all                            “I was going to start giv-          has taught and has found them        vatory and the Julliard School. sons for several years. Phillips said        “You can’t teach a whole
                                       ing lessons on my own in my             very rewarding.                      ... She was my                                      he currently takes    class of clarinetists at the same
BY VALERIE SPENCER                     house or going to people’s                 “It’s just really awesome to      only      teacher.                                  lessons from Greg     time,” he said. “Having a stu-
Staff Reporter                         houses and giving lessons,” he          see them put to use something        And because of                                      Jones,      profes-   dent come in and ... play one-
                                       said. “I called [Dave Daniels,          that we’ve worked on in les-         that I don’t real-    “I’ve been in music           sor of music and      on-one with me, then I can give
   For those missing all the           the owner of Circle M] to see if        sons,” he said.                      ly remember pia-       my whole life, and           trumpet instruc-      them direct feedback, ... is re-
toe-tapping or band practice           he had anyone looking to take              However, lessons aren’t           no lessons at an       those other types            tor at the Univer-    ally important for their learning
they had back home, Kirks-             lessons, and he said he would           just limited to the young. Tripp     early age, I just                                   sity, and that the    process and their growing.”
ville has the solution.                think about it and call me back.        said adults also take lessons        remember being        of jobs didn’t really personal lessons                 Although Dixon said she
   Opportunities abound for            And maybe about 10 minutes              and that it’s exciting to see the    able to play.”      make me very happy. have helped in his                hasn’t taught in more than 10
Truman students to take pri-           later, he called me back and            moment everything clicks.                Dixon     said    It was just kind of a playing.                      years, she still thinks music is
vate music lessons and refine          said, ‘Why don’t you just give             “You see those light bulb         that before she                                         “In a full-       an important facet in her life
many of the skills they might          lessons here at the store?’”            moments from time to time            came to Truman,       paycheck. But now band                   setting    and the lives of others.
be learning in class. Even                 Tripp said he has been giv-         where they’re just like, ‘Oh,        she was part of I’m doing something you can’t get                            “I think that music is some-
those who aren’t music majors          ing lessons at Circle M for             that’s how that goes,’ and they      the music fac-           that I love to do          the same atten-       thing that adds a huge amount
or University students have            about five or six years and that        figure out they can do it — it’s      ulty at another                                     tion that you         of enrichment to your life,” she
the chance to pick up a new            it has been a great experience.         not a mystery to them any-           university where              anyway.”              need to be a          said. “... For people who can
skill or fulfill a lifelong dream          “I’ve had many normal jobs,”        more,” he said. “I’ve never had      she taught several                                  successful mu-        enjoy and appreciate both kind
through the individual atten-          he said. “I’ve been in music my         a bad day of guitar lessons.”        different classes,           Mike Tripp             sician,” he said.     of the pop styles, the passing
                                                                                                                                            Guitar and Bass Teacher
tion private lessons provide.          whole life, and those other types          University President Bar-         as well as giving                                       Jesse Krebs,      fads, but also appreciate our
                                                                                                                                               at Circle M Music
   Mike Tripp, guitar and bass         of jobs didn’t really make me very      bara Dixon gave individual           private lessons to                                  assistant pro-        heritage of western music, or
teacher at Circle M Music in           happy. It was just kind of a pay-       music lessons until 1995. Dix-       younger students.                                   fessor of music,      whatever your heritage is that
Kirksville, said he has been in-       check. But now I’m doing some-          on said all three of her degrees         “It’s always                                    gives      private    goes back, that if you can add
volved in music since he was in        thing that I love to do anyway ...      are in music, and she both           great fun to help kids explore clarinet lessons to both high              that it adds a dimension to
second grade. He said he had           and this way I get to help people       taught and played piano.             some creativity and to see school and University stu-                     your life that you don’t have
his own band and a job as a            get started with their music.”             “I do not remember life           them grow and to watch them dents. Krebs said the one-on-                 without it.”

Kraft Foods offers more
than meat to students
seeking job experience
BY JENIFER CALANDRA                     is not what she anticipated.           her senior year, she said.
Staff Reporter                               “It’s totally not what I ex-          Now Rhomberg manages
                                        pected, but I like that,” she said.    the departments that bring ma-
   University students intern-              Abram said that instead of         terials into the plant and ship
ing at Kraft Foods are bring- working directly with the ham                    out the finished products.
ing home the bacon.                     and bacon, the interns are re-             Rhomberg’s job with Kraft
   Senior Carrie Abram is one sponsible for reorganizing the                   Foods is completely different
of six of Kraft Foods’ interns maintenance department fa-                      from what she did during her
this semester. Kraft Foods, cilities to make them more ef-                     internship at the plant, she said.
located on Industrial Road in ficient. She said that so far, the                   During the internship,
Kirksville, produces ham and interns have not started that                     Rhomberg and the other in-
bacon products for food ser- task yet but soon will.                           terns were responsible for ob-
vice and retail.                            “I’m really excited to get         serving the plant’s bacon sani-
   Abram said the semester- started and hopefully help these                   tation processes to determine
long internship began about people,” she said.                                 during which steps time and
two weeks ago                                               For Abram,         supplies could be eliminated.
with        safety                                       the internship at         As a result of the internship
training and a                                           Kraft Foods is        project, the company saved
plant tour last           “It’s our goal at              a starting point      more than $500,000 in one
Thursday, dur-           Kraft to give TSU               for the rest of       year, she said.                                                                                                           Jason Williams/Index
ing which the                                            her career.               As an employee, Rhomberg         Kraft Foods, located on Industrial Road, provides several different internships for Truman
interns had the
                            students real                   “This is a         said she knows the importance        students. Truman alumna Melissa Rhomberg began working at Kraft as an intern her junior
opportunity to           work experience                 jumping         off   of providing University stu-         year and made a career there, working her way up to Materials Supervisor.
see how the                 while taking                 point to give me      dents with quality internships.
plant makes and                                          an idea [of what          “It’s our goal at Kraft to       worthy of mentioning in a job        ager and contractors frequently      the plant to better understand
packages       the
                           classes ... and               I want to do],”       give TSU students real work          interview.                           would eat at the restaurant, and     how to write instructions for
pork products.           helping them to                 she said.             experience while taking class-           Rhomberg said she plans to       she would wait on them.              machinery usage.
   Abram said          build their résumé.”                 M e l i s s a      es ... and helping them to build     continue her career with Kraft           Kolley said she asked the           Kolley said she does not
she thought the                                          Rhomberg, Uni-        their résumé,” she said.             Foods.                               plant manager if there were          plan to continue her career at
ham production           Melissa Rhomberg                versity alumna            So far, all internship proj-         “This is definitely just the     any openings because she             Kraft Foods because she wants
was interesting.           Materials Supervisor          and materials su-     ects at Kraft Foods are kai zen      beginning for me,” she said.         needed a second summer job,          to go to graduate school to be-
   The        ham             at Kraft Foods             pervisor at Kraft     projects, or assignments fo-         “I’m hoping to stay with Kraft       and the plant manager told her       come a teacher.
products      start                                      Foods, started her    cused on continuous improve-         for my whole career.”                about the available internships         But she said the company
in a vat of “ham                                         career in the same    ment and waste elimination.              Alumna Erin Kolley, de-          and encouraged her to apply.         provides career opportuni-
mush” and are                                            way as Abram.             “The concept is to work          tail process sheets writer and           “It was a very unorthodox        ties for those interested, like
formed into thick slabs to                  Rhomberg obtained an in-           smarter, not necessarily to          training coordinator at Kraft        [way that] I found out about         Rhomberg.
slice, she said.                        ternship project the spring            work harder,” Rhomberg said.         Foods, said she heard about          it,” she said.                          “Once you get your foot
   “It’s not gross, really, be- of her junior year and subse-                      She said interns imple-          the Kraft Foods internships              Kolley, who initially was        in the door and get a grasp on
cause it’s food, and everything quently was hired to help in                   mented processes that can be         while working as a waitress at       hired to write the detail pro-       how things work, [there is] a
was really clean,” Abram said. the finance department the                      used for years to come and           Ruby Tuesday.                        cess sheets, said she had to         lot of potential for a career
   So far, she said her internship following summer and during                 that this is an accomplishment           Kolley said the plant man-       work all the operation jobs in       with them,” Kolley said.

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