Monthly Archives: February 2007

Rare New Zealand honey leads to sweet importing business

The buzz about manuka honey has to do with its health benefits, not its flavorful properties in a glazed carrots recipe. The antibacterial-rich honey is produced by bees during the few weeks a year New Zealand‘s manuka bushes are in … Continue reading

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Vaccine zaps allergy in record time

Existing vaccines for allergies involve three to five years of regular injections with increasing amounts of allergen – the substance that triggers an allergy. Now researchers at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF) in Davos Platz have … Continue reading

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Mystery killer silencing honeybees

In labs across the nation, researchers have been stunned by the number of calls about the mysterious losses. Read more here and here

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Giant Beehive Draws Attention in Florida

A First Coast homeowner is trying to decide what to do next about a giant beehive outside her home. Read more

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Bee smuggling claims over varroa mite

A Timaru beekeeper stung by the theft of 200 hives and honey worth $70,000 may have the last laugh on a smuggling ring. Read more

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Varroa continues to spread in NZ

The prospect of eradicating varroa from the South Island “doesn’t look good” after two more infected hives were found near Nelson. Read more

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