Monthly Archives: May 2007

Bees force passenger jet into emergency landing

A passenger plane was forced to land after flying into a swarm of British bees. The Palmair Boeing 737, with 90 passengers on board, had to return to Bournemouth Airport in southern England shortly after take-off following an engine surge. … Continue reading

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Honey is like a taste of heaven for Vermont priest who is beekeeper

When Father Adam Krempa sits down for a light meal, he enjoys a bowl of cottage cheese drizzled with honey, seeded rye bread lightly toasted with butter, not margarine, and a cup of coffee with a heaping teaspoon of honey. … Continue reading

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Fireblight in Bergen (Norway)

Big efforts are made to avoid fireblight in fruit growing areas in Norway. Hardanger, where most of the apples are grown in Norway, has avoided it so far. Read more (in Norwegian)

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Plane grounded by swarm of bees

A passenger plane was forced to land after flying into a swarm of bees, leaving hundreds of holidaymakers stranded. Read more

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Insecure Mick Jagger used bees to ‘grow manhood’ in Peru

Mick Jagger reportedly tried to enlarge his penis by letting bees sting it. The Rolling Stones frontman, whose “small penis” was mocked by a former lover, covered his manhood in bees in the hope that their stings would cause it … Continue reading

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Bees disappearing in northwest regions of Iran

The Persian daily Iran reported on Monday that the reason for the unprecedented loss of bee colonies in Ardebil, East and West Azarbaijan as well as Kurdestan provinces is still unknown. Read more

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Using Spearmint And Lemongrass To Protect Bees From Mites That Threaten Hives

Bees swarm through the smoke as Professor James Amrine attempts to hook a pollen trap to one of the 20 beehives used for research at West Virginia University. The honeybees are part of an ongoing research project at WVU that … Continue reading

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Blind beekeepers project has G‘town abuzz

Fifteen Grahamstown home- owners have called on the city‘s blind beekeepers to remove swarms from their properties. Meanwhile, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Blind Bee- keepers‘ Project, run by the Grahamstown Area Distress Relief Association (Gadra), has seen two share issues … Continue reading

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The Language of the Bees: An Interview with Hugh Raffles

Hugh Raffles, professor in the Department of Anthropology at the New School, is currently writing The Illustrated Insectopedia (forthcoming, Pantheon), an ambitious book in the form of an abecedarium exploring our variegated relationship with insects. Read more

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West Knoxville family faces a sticky situation

It could be mistaken for a scene out of a scary late night movie. But the swarm of bees coming from underneath the roof of the Erickson family home is not a Hollywood prop. Read more

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