Monthly Archives: October 2007

Researcher hopes breeding ideas stop ‘colony collapse’

Susan Cobey is the nation’s top bee breeder, and the University of California at Davis has recruited her to develop bees tough enough to survive whatever it is that’s causing the nationwide and still-mysterious “colony collapse disorder. Read more

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Super honey produced by border crossing bees in northern Israel

From a dry riverbed on this frontier mountain, under a fortified outpost where Israeli troops peer out at their Syrian enemies, Efraim Ezov sends his Israeli honeybees on daily sorties into Syrian airspace Read more

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Colony Collapse Disorder Studies Won’t Yield Results in Time for Beekeepers — Or Almonds

Although it’s all quiet on the Colony Collapse Disorder Front in the media headlines for the moment, it’s not been quite as quiet behind the scenes. Starting as early as last July, scientists from several colleges and universities were planning … Continue reading

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Killer bees now rule Florida’s hives

Africanized bees, called killer bees because of the dramatic death they can inflict, have become the dominant wild bee in Florida, say state officials. Read more

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George W. Imirie Jr., 84; Beekeeper Extraordinaire

George Wady Imirie Jr., 84, a master beekeeper who tirelessly promoted the value of bees and beehives, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 6 at the Casey House in Rockville. Read more

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S.F. beekeepers reap a sweet harvest

It’s time to make honey in San Francisco, and urban beekeepers are extracting it from hives in community gardens, atop apartment buildings, in their driveways and from bee colonies tucked away in Golden Gate Park. Read more

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Honeybee disorder did not affect North Dakota bees

A mysterious disappearance of millions of honeybees in the United States has largely bypassed North Dakota, according to the state’s agriculture commissioner. Read more

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After the alarm, just a healthy buzz in Minnesota

When last we heard from honeybees, the buzz was bad. But Minnesota’s honeybees are still here. In fact, most honeybees thrived this summer, state beekeepers report. Minnesota’s crops were richly pollinated. Apples, berries and pumpkins are abundant. There’s even plenty … Continue reading

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Honeybee Populations Get a Boost

USDA has announced that $4 million will be available in Fiscal Year 2008 for a 4-year Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) to research ways to improve the health and protection of honeybees, which are facing serious threats that have the potential … Continue reading

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Disestablishment of the Varroa Agency Inc.

The Varroa Agency in New Zealand will begin the process of disestablishing its operations. Read more

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