Monthly Archives: December 2006

Plea to watch for hitchhiking bees

Travellers are being asked to help stop the spread of the varroa bee mite these holidays. Read more

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Candle-making nuns know their beeswax

Orthodox Christian nuns from The Convent of the Meeting of the Lord make a living at Quiet Light Candles near Stanwood. Read more about this, and learn what negative ions has to do with beeswax candles. Read more

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Ethiopia: Government said giving prime attention to apiary development

State Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Abera Deresa indicated the attention and high priority the government attached to the promotion of beekeeping and enhancement of honey production as part of the wideranging efforts to enabling the majority of … Continue reading

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The mystery of the missing honeybees in Shiiba, Japan

Shiiba is so well known for its honey that two years ago, to capitalize on the fame, local residents here launched a special Shiiba brand. There’s just one problem. The honeybees have all but disappeared. Read more

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Aussie bees banned in New Zealand

Last Friday, the National Beekeepers Association applied to the Wellington High Court for an interim order stopping the importation of Australian honey and other bee products. Read more

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No africanized honeybees In N.C. yet

Africanized honeybees have yet to reach North Carolina, according to a recent survey of honeybees by state experts. Read more

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Honeymarkproducts.com launched by Honeymark International

In a press release, Honeymark International is revealing their new web site, honeymarkproducts.com. Honeymark International is a company selling skin care products containing Manuka Honey as a healing agent. Read more

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New varroa finds in Nelson raise elimination doubts

A Nelson bee-keeper leading efforts to eliminate the varroa honey bee mite from the top of the South Island, says the discovery of new infestations of the parasite may compromise the chances of the programme succeeding. Read more

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Biosecurity detects varroa mite in Nelson

Biosecurity New Zealand has detected three hives infected with low levels of varroa mite in Nelson. Read more

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Beekeepers told to go for quality in Tanzania

The use of poor working tools during harvesting of honey downgrades the quality of product in its key markets, an official has said. Read more

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