Monthly Archives: September 2006

Poisoned bees a mystery for bee keepers

Iowa Federal farm investigators are looking at what caused the death of honey bees near Cedar Rapids. Read more

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Promiscuous queen bees make healthier hives

The queens of bees, ants and wasps that indulge in the most promiscuous and lengthy sex marathons produce the healthiest colonies, a new study reveals. Read more

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Programme to wipe out varroa mite in New Zealand delayed

A programme to destroy feral bees in an attempt to eliminate the bee varroa mite in Nelson has suffered a setback. Read more here and here

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Stamford beekeeper puts in the stinger

Lloyd Vosburgh stings people with bees — on purpose. Read more

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Honey in Jewish history

Honey has been an ingredient in Jewish life for almost 5,000 years – since the Israelites were slaves in Egypt and God promised to rescue them “and to bring them to a good and spacious land, a land flowing with … Continue reading

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New law would restrict beekeeping in Evanston

The honeybees in an Evanston boy’s back-yard hive have begun to slow down in the cool weather, but a debate over whether the city’s neighborhoods are an appropriate place to keep them is showing no sign of mellowing. Read more

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Nigeria harbours abundant natural beehives

Nigeria has been described as a country that is endowed with abundance of natural beehives. The Oyo State Chairman of Bee Keepers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Ayodele Salake who made this remark said the development encourages effective participation in bee … Continue reading

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Chicago program offers ex-convicts a sweet chance at a new life

With Sweet Beginnings, a program focused on providing ex-convicts with work experience and the start of an employment history. Read more

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Beekeepers in Virginia asked to begin emergency feeding

Though heavy clouds have been crossing West Virginia for the past couple weeks, this summer’s drought has endangered the state’s honey crop. Read more

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Public Opening of the BBKA Apiary

On the first day of the Royal Show at Stoneleigh, Bill Turnbull from BBC Breakfast TV, Strictly Come Dancing and the London Marathon opened the British Beekeeping Association new apiary at Stoneleigh. Read more

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