Monthly Archives: March 2008

Rainfall may increase bee populations

The pitter-patter of rainfall may lead to the buzz of bees. Recent rains have given this year’s killer bee population in the Phoenix area a jump start, say exterminators in that city, and one Somerton beekeeper says the rains could … Continue reading

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Soapy water brings bees to their knees

A swarm of bees on a North Miami hedge Tuesday proved to be no match for a city employee armed with soapy water. Read more

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Bomb bees burnt to death

A Menikhinna resident’s abode where bees and wasps were reportedly trained to detect landmines, had been set on fire and thousands of these insects burnt to death, police said. The resident, Deeman Ananda has lodged a complaint to this effect, … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Honey’s Healing Power

Honey is becoming a very popular ingredient in health care and cosmetic products thanks to a manufacturer called Honeymark. Read more

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A Busy Little Parasite

Pinhead-sized bee mite threatens Hawaii’s $500 million agriculture industry Read more

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New Rules to Protect Bees in Phoenix, AZ

The Valley has seen a lot of rain this year and with that rain has come swarms of bees. While bees pose a big danger, they are also a vital part of the food chain. Honey bee pollination is worth … Continue reading

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Mosquito spraying exclusion deadline 1st of March in Massachusetts

As mosquito control groups gear up for a summer of spraying, environmentalists and concerned residents who object to the chemicals have until tomorrow to exempt their properties. Read more

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Queen Rearing: A Beekeeper’s Primer

Many amateur apiarists are discovering that honey production is only part of the challenge and reward of keeping bees. Read more

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Beekeepers in Wisconsin worried widespread bee kill

Beekeepers in northwestern Wisconsin say they’re losing bees in great numbers. Read more

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Beehives at risk: Iranian official says

Managing director of the Union of Beekeepers said that Varroa mites have infested 80% of the hives in Iran blaming the situation on the removal of subsidies on medicines to combat the pest thus making the drug unaffordable, Iran Daily … Continue reading

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