Yearly Archives: 2007

Evidence That Honey Speeds Wound Healing

A new review has found considerable support for the use of honey in wound healing. The findings, published in the October issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice, covered 18 studies. Read more

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Stop Flesh-Eating Superbugs With Honey

Drugs might not work against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — better known as MRSA, one of the flesh-eating superbugs — but honey could. Read more

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Beekeepers fight off bad buzz

With the sting of invading Africanized honeybees wearing off, commercial and hobbyist beekeepers in Brazoria County now are hoping younger generations will take up the trade. Read more

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Honeybee collapse linked to deadly virus invasion

A virus has been identified that is strongly associated with colony collapse disorder in the United States, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State University, Columbia University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a number … Continue reading

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The crash of the bumblebee

Thorp, an emeritus professor of entomology from the University of California at Davis, found one solitary bumblebee worker last year along a remote mountain trail in the Siskiyou Mountains, but hasn’t been able to locate any this year. He fears … Continue reading

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Watch bees, lend a hand to scientists

Some people have heard about the unexplained die-off of honeybee colonies in the United States. The malady, first reported last year, is called colony collapse disorder. It’s been the subject of research, speculation and even a hearing earlier this year … Continue reading

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Honey bees to bring money for women

Stressing that rearing of honey bees could be a viable source of income, the Agricultural College and Research Institute (ACRI) here has launched a unique training programme for women on producing honey in the backyard or agriculture farms. Read more

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Bees Could Help Humans and Elephants Co-exist in Africa

As both human and elephant populations grow in Africa, there have been increasing clashes between African residents, mostly rural farmers, and elephants. Now researchers are offering hope by revealing that recordings of angry bees are enough to send even big, … Continue reading

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Backyard beekeepers are more important than ever

Backyard beekeepers may be the key to saving honey bees in the United States decimated by mites, viruses, and colony collapse disorder, the mysterious killer that has been wiping out huge numbers of commercial honeybee hives. Read more

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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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