Monthly Archives: April 2007

Fungus fingered in US honeybee wipeout

A fungus that caused widespread loss of bee colonies in Europe and Asia may be playing a crucial role in the mysterious phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder that is wiping out bees across the United States, UC San Francisco … Continue reading

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Order to buzz off could save at-risk bees from extinction

Pest control officers are set to move swarms of bees instead of exterminating them in a bid to help slow the insects’ decline. Read more

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Propolis to make jump from health to food preservative?

Propolis, the waxy resin collected by honeybees and currently marketed for its health benefits, could also find use as a natural food preservative, suggests new research. Read more

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Taiwan mislays millions of honeybees

Taiwan’s beekeepers are reporting the mass disappearance of millions of honeybees, Reuters reports. Read more

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No tinfoil hats for bees

Ever since the the UK’s Independent asked “Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?” ten days ago, the internet and print media have been abuzz, with 3,317 blog postings and hundreds of print articles, all reprinting it without question. Read … Continue reading

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Derma Sciences CEO Stresses Commitment to Manuka Honey for Wound Care

Derma Sciences Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of wound and skin care products, announced that Chairman, President and CEO Edward J. Quilty spoke at the April 20, 2007 annual meeting of Comvita LTD, a New Zealand based natural health products … Continue reading

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More Oahu bees have mites

Beekeepers across Hawaii, testing hives for the varroa mite, have so far found them in several hives, but not yet beyond Oahu. The problem has serious implications for all Hawaii pollinated agriculture. Read more

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Bee killer might not be new

Beekeepers in the US are starting to wonder if the disappearance of honeybees might have started several years ago. Read more

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Africanized honeybee safety class

Homeowners, parents of young children and outdoor workers are encouraged to learn safety tips for Africanized honeybee encounters in Florida. Read more

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Beehive Vase: Made by actual Bees

Designer Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny had the bright idea to make a bee shaped hive and then coax actual bees to colonize it by embossing wax sheets with a honeycomb pattern. Read more

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