Monthly Archives: August 2007

Finding right bees for Mars

The man behind the Spiders in Space program, which eventually led to Australian spiders being rocketed into space on the ill-fated Columbia shuttle mission, is now working towards sending bees into space to enable astronauts to grow their own fruit … Continue reading

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Man Puts Beehives on NYC Rooftops

David Graves’ New York City Rooftop Honey is a different story. As its name suggests, Graves’ raw honey is made from beehives kept on 12 New York City rooftops, from the Bronx to the Upper East Side to Lower Manhattan … Continue reading

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South Portland dealing with honeybees after chicken debate

With the debate over chickens simmering, South Portland is now taking on the issue of beekeepers within city limits. Read more

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It’s a frustrating tale of the bears and the bees

Pat O’Gorman is fed up with being stung every time a bear gets hungry. Read more

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Man aims to boost NJ beekeeping

A 21-year veteran of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture is trading cows, sheep and pigs for a decidedly more delicate member of the animal kingdom — honeybees. Read more

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North American honeybee colonies decline by 30 per cent in one year

Up to 30 per cent of all honeybee colonies in North America died last winter – double the normal over-winter fatality rate of 15 per cent. Read more

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Alberta winter kill: Nature buzzes bees

In spring 2007, beekeepers in Alberta reported high losses of over-wintered bee colonies. In order to find out the extent of winterkill damage to the beekeeping industry in the province, Alberta Agriculture and Food conducted a survey of beekeepers who … Continue reading

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Bees studied for ballistics

Angry bees that fly like mini-missiles could map the futures of unmanned aircraft and planetary explorer robots, thanks to new University of Queensland research backed by the Queensland Government. Read more

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Beekeepers call on WA govt for help

Beekeepers claim the industry in Western Australia is on its last legs and is calling on the Government for assistance. Read more

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Bee business not so sweet: Wellington beekeeper stung by the weather

Colony Collapse Disorder has earned headlines across the country as honeybees have been dying mysteriously in huge numbers, threatening fruit and vegetable crops that are pollinated by the hardworking insects. But the experience of Morris Hinton, who keeps bees in … Continue reading

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