Monthly Archives: March 2007

Local keepers see a profitable upside

State agriculture officials say a mysterious disorder that has killed off half the commercial bees in some parts of the country is now in Arizona. It hasn’t yet been reported in Southern Arizona, but a positive side effect has been. … Continue reading

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The annual Tupelo Honey Festival in Wewahitchka, Florida

The Annual Tupelo Honey Festival occurs on the third Saturday of May with the purpose of celebrating a type of honey native to the Florida region. It is an event where people can gather to taste and purchase tupelo honey … Continue reading

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Canadian honey producers in a sticky mess after cold zaps beehives

Almost half of beehives in Canada could be lost this year to climate change and disease, estimated beekeepers Friday, already stung by cheap honey imports and now facing ruin. Read more

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South dakotan testifies over honeybee disorder

A South Dakota beekeeper testified yesterday in Washington about honeybee colony collapse disorder, which has destroyed hundreds of commercial honeybee colonies across the nation. Read more

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Colony collapse disorder has had many names

Colony collapse disorder is the latest name for an ailment that leaves bee hives suddenly empty. Its symptoms match conditions that beekeepers have named fall dwindle disease, spring dwindle, disappearing disease and, in France, mad bee disease. Read more

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MC roasts bees in a clean-up job, sans regret

In an atrocious short-cut by the administration to rid the city of its bee menace, MC officials have adopted the bizarre ‘solution’ of just roasting the vital pollinators alive. Read more

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Hamlin beekeeper testifies at hearing

In a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday, the chairman of a key House agriculture subcommittee promised to help the nation’s beekeepers and farmers find the cause of a massive die-off of honey bees over the past year. Read more

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Bees could become endangered

Is the honeybee about to become an endangered species? Researchers don’t think so, at least not yet! But beekeepers and farmers are watching the population decline dramatically. Read more

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Scientists to testify at House subcommittee honeybee hearing

Scientists will testify before a House ag subcommittee on Thursday about the near wipeout of honeybees in almost half the U.S. states. Read more

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Adventures in urban beekeeping: the sweet feats of the Toronto Beekeepers Cooperative

For members of the Toronto Beekeepers Cooperative and their partner organization, FoodShare, an insect is considered a friend: the hard-working honeybee has become the partner in an unusual urban agriculture project that provides a diverse range of benefits to the … Continue reading

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