Monthly Archives: April 2008

Honey industry on high alert in New Zealand

Beekeepers are becoming increasingly concerned that their livelihoods and New Zealand’s international reputation is at stake after yet more cases of suspected honey poisoning. Read more

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In need of mead; You don’t have to live in Biblical times to enjoy ancient alcoholic drink

Mead might conjure up thoughts of the Dark Ages, but the growing number of mead makers in Canada and the U.S. shows that there is a revival of sorts – albeit a slow one. Read more

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Fresh bee death alarm in Italy

Italian beekeepers sounded the alarm on Tuesday over a fresh wave of honeybee deaths, saying that the overuse of pesticides was mainly to blame. Read more

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Healing with bees and honey

The foods made by bees in the form of honey, pollen and propolis have played an important role in sustaining animals and mankind. These foods have provided complete nourishment to maintain life on the planet. Read more

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Apiary at Centre of Suspected Honey Poisoning

Apiary at Centre of Suspected Honey Poisoning Identified in New Zealand. Comb honey sold with the brand name “A Taste of Whangamata Pure Honey” and trading under Projen Apiaries is at the centre of the Coromandel suspected honey poisoning. Read … Continue reading

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Apiary at Centre of Suspected Honey Poisoning in NZ

Apiary at Centre of Suspected Honey Poisoning Identified. Comb honey sold with the brand name “A Taste of Whangamata Pure Honey” and trading under Projen Apiaries is at the centre of the Coromandel suspected honey poisoning. Read more

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Has Colony Collapse Disorder Reached Canada?

In parts of the U.S. bees are going gangbusters and looking like they are supposed to look in early April … strong, ready, willing and able. But in the more northern parts of the U.S the season isn’t as advanced … Continue reading

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South Dakota beekeepers prepare for honey-making season amid mysterious bee die-off

The California winter has been a tough one on South Dakota beekeepers like Richard Adee. Last fall he sent 155 semitrailer trucks to California loaded with hives containing bees fit and ready to pollinate the almond crop. Read more

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Honeybee Researcher to Unravel Properties Governing Lifespan with Support from Norway

Gro Amdam, associate professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, has been awarded two grants totaling the U.S. equivalent of about $1.4 million from the Norwegian Research Council to investigate biochemical factors and social life history … Continue reading

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Colony Collapse Disorder, Then What?

Almond Pollination Exposed Vulnerabilities, and Resilience in Bee Colonies Read more

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