Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Latest Buzz on CCD

You probably would have had to spend the better part of the past year in a cave somewhere to have missed the news that something’s wrong with honeybees. The strange case of the disappearing honeybees — a phenomenon formally known … Continue reading

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Heat hammers honey bees

On days when temperatures exceed 100 degrees, bees collect more water to cool the hive to protect immature bees and ward against a meltdown, says University of California, Davis bee specialist Susan Cobey. Read More

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Synthetic Pheromone Packets a Safer Way to Fight Mountain Pine Beetle Infestations

Pesticides often have larger effects than we intend. Some of those used in responding to the mountain pine beetle infestation are no different. Carbaryl, the active ingredient in the most common sprays used to protect trees against beetles, is one … Continue reading

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Toronto hotel boasts own honey from rooftop hives

The arrival of three queens and their 40,000 workers has created a new buzz at one of Toronto’s oldest hotels, and given chefs at the massive grey stone building first dibs on up to 700 pounds of honey. Read More

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Honeybee crisis to be main buzz at beekeeper conference

About 300 beekeepers were expected to join 12 vendors and dozens more presenters at the Heartland Apiculture Society’s annual conference starting Thursday in Huntington. Read More

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University appoints UK’s only bee-keeping professor

Professor Francis Ratnieks, a leading authority on honeybee biology, bee-keeping and other social insects, will head a £250,000 laboratory of apiculture and social insects. Read More

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Synthetic Pheromone Packets a Safer Way to Fight Mountain Pine Beetle Infestations

Pesticides often have larger effects than we intend. Some of those used in responding to the mountain pine beetle infestation are no different. Carbaryl, the active ingredient in the most common sprays used to protect trees against beetles, is one … Continue reading

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Sevin can be highy toxic to honey bees

Sevin dust is highly toxic to honey bees. Sevin dust is one of the most toxic insecticides to the honey bee. Sevin does not kill on contact. The bees come in contact with the Sevin dust and return to the … Continue reading

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Money given to research bees

Oregon beekeepers and others have succeeded in obtaining more than $215,000 from the Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board to study honeybee health Read More

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The bees fitted with microchips to find out why their species is dying

Professor Juergen Tautz and his team at the University of Wurzburg in Germany are studying the health of more than 150,000 bees, in the hope of halting the apparently inexorable decline in their worldwide population. Read More

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