Monthly Archives: July 2008

Honeybee disappearances could get worse, House panel told

A record 36 percent of U.S. commercial bee colonies have been lost to mysterious causes so far this year and worse may be yet to come, experts told a congressional panel Thursday. [...] “The bee research community is quite small,” … Continue reading

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MP demands urgent action to protect bees in UK

The UK Government has been called on to do more to combat the risks facing Scottish bees. Danny Alexander, MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, yesterday tabled an early day motion calling for action. Read More

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Canada Truck Crash Turns Honeybee Cargo into Sting Operation

A truck jackknifed on the Trans-Canada Highway Monday morning, releasing 12 million honeybees in the northwest corner of New Brunswick. Read More

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So if it isn’t bug eat bug, what is it that’s killing the honey bees?

For years scientists believed that the deformed wing virus (DWV) was spread by varroa destructor mites, which have invaded and spread infections among honeybee colonies in Britain. Read More

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