Monthly Archives: April 2007

Ontario to study mysterious bee losses

Ontario’s beekeepers are happy the government will study why the bee industry took unprecedented multimillion dollar losses this year but still hope the Agriculture Ministry will respond with compensation for a tough winter. Read more

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Pesticides may be hurting honeybees: researcher

Toxins in the environment could be causing honeybee populations to dwindle in New Brunswick, Ontario and the northeastern states, an American researcher says. Read more

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Discovery of bee mite on Oahu could close honey businesses

Here is more about the Varroa findings in Hawaii: Beekeepers in the state are keeping a vigilant eye on their hives, watching nervously for signs of varroa mites which surfaced in the state recently. Read more

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Flagler Beach tries to rid city of invasive plant

The Brazilian pepper tree can grow 15 to 30 feet or more, snuffing out oak trees and clogging waterways. That’s why its presence makes some environmentalists nervous when it comes to preserving a diverse plant population in Florida. (…)Beekeepers say … Continue reading

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Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?

Scientists claim radiation from handsets are to blame for mysterious ‘colony collapse’ of bees Read more

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Olympics race to save fish, bats and bees

Fish will be knocked unconscious, newts lured into traps and rare birds given new nests as part of an effort to save wildlife from being crushed by bulldozers working on the London Olympics. Read more

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91-year-old man survives attack by 1,000 bees

A 91-year-old man from South Texas is slowly recovering after he was stung by an estimated 1,000 Africanized honey bees at his ranch last month. Read more

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Ontario beekeepers to seek financial aid

Beekeepers in Ontario are gearing up to ask the provincial government for financial aid after unusually high losses of honeybees over the winter that they figure have already cost them more than $5-million. Read more

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Honey bees quarantined

Hawaii beekeepers were told Wednesday to sample their hives for evidence of a parasite that is killing colonies on the Mainland, after it was found in a colony in Manoa. Read more

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Devastating mite may have infested Manoa bee farm

Varroa may have been discovered at a bee farm in Manoa last week, the state Department of Agriculture said in a news release yesterday. Read more

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