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Nov p dd Bees wax
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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