Monthly Archives: November 2008

International Pollinator Conference Highlights Importance of Bees

Numbers of bees, birds and other pollinating animals are declining, posing a threat to the survival of thousands of plants used for food, fibers and medicines, according to scientists and government officials at the eighth annual international conference of the … Continue reading

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Firm sweetens bee study with £100k

Oxfordshire firm Rowse Honey has put up £100,000 for research into why there is a worldwide shortage of honey bees and into the diseases which are killing them. Read More

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British beekeepers seek help to save honeybees

Beekeepers swarmed Parliament and the prime minister’s office on Wednesday, demanding more funds for research after the number of Britain’s honey bees dropped by nearly a third in the past year. Read More

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Bee product helps fight cancer

A bee-derived product manufactured by Manuka Health New Zealand, in Te Awamutu, is helping international researchers in the fight against cancer. Read More

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Beekeepers protest over hive deaths

Hundreds of members of the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) from all over the country will deliver a petition to No 10 signed by more than 140,000 members of the public, calling for an immediate increase in research funding – from … Continue reading

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$300K for honeybee pest program

The Rudd Government will spend $300,000 over the next two years to continue a surveillance program for pests and diseases in Australia’s honey bee and pollination industries. Read More

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Study says Honey eases cough, improves sleep

A spoonful of honey can ease children`s night-time cough and help them and their parents sleep better, an American study reveals. Read More

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Uganda: Country’s Honey Exports to EU Fell to 1.3 Trillion in 2007

Despite finding their way into the European Union, Uganda’s honey exports have been falling off and Kampala remains at the bottom of the only four African countries that are eligible to export to the EU. Read More

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Top Award to Manuka Honey Company

A major active manuka honey exporter with operations in the far north, Southland, and Masterton took the top award for Deloitte-Unlimited’s Fast 50 last week. Read More

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Bees let Ord farmers down

Yields from a number of sunflower and melon crops in Western Australia’s Ord Valley have been slashed due to a lack of bees showing up to pollinate. Read More

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