Monthly Archives: November 2008

More bee mites found in feral hive in Hilo

A large feral beehive was found today by Hawai`i Department of Agriculture staff and about 60 varroa mites were collected from a sample of 5,400 bees from that hive. Read More

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Bee Venom Therapy – Pay-Per-Sting Treatments

This new craze in beauty treatments won’t just sting your pockets, it uses actual bee stings and it hurts like hell. They don’t say it does, but it must do. My eyes are watering. Read More

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International workshop on beekeeping opens in Ghana

The International Beekeeping Research Association (IBRA) African Research, in collaboration with the Tropical Agricultural Marketing and Consultancy Service (TRAGRIMACS), Sunflower Ghana, an NGO is organizing a two-day workshop on beekeeping to teach Ghanaians modern beekeeping techniques in Accra. Read More

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India: Money beyond honey

Honeybees are no longer just reared for their honey but for boosting crop yield in a big way through cross pollination. Read More

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Tiny Radio Tags Offer Rare Glimpse into Bees’ Universe

What’s causing the unprecedented decline of millions of honeybees? This mystery has been vexing some of the world’s best scientists ever since U.S. beekeepers began noticing enormous numbers of their bees dying off or vanishing for no apparent reason several … Continue reading

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Bees Essential for Biodiesel

Pollinators are vital to agriculture yet are often taken for granted. The number of pollinators has been steadily declining, a dismal prospect that could have unexpected consequences for oilseed crop production and bioenergy as a whole. Read More

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Varroa mite target of island experiment

Millions of bees on Great Mercury Island are giving a good buzz for beekeepers and New Zealand’s horticultural and agricultural industries. Read More

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Fewer bees, but still enough pollination

An international study of the number of bees and other pollinators has found that, so far, their worldwide decline isn’t limiting crop yields. Read More

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More varroa mites found in Hilo

Crews from the state Department of Agriculture found two new sites with varroa mites, a potentially damaging pest to the local honey industry. Read More

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Is Colony Collapse Disorder For Real?

The Long History of Honey Bee Scares Read More

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