Monthly Archives: January 2009

Genetically Modified Crops Implicated in Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder

As the disappearance of honeybees continues, researchers are trying desperately to discover the cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). General concensus at this point is that there is more than once cause and the latest culprit may be genetically modified … Continue reading

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California seedless tangerine growers, at war with beekeepers

Is it trespassing when bees do what bees do in California’s tangerine groves? Read More

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B.C. beekeepers suspect honey-laundering

B.C. beekeepers are buzzing over reports of honey-laundering by unscrupulous importers. Read More

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Latest buzz for beekeepers is crop insurance

The buzz in the honeybee industry these days is about crop insurance — now available to beekeepers for the first time. Read More

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Beekeeping for sustainable development in Namibia

In Namibia the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry through the Directorate of Forestry is implementing a Beekeeping project, which is funded by the European Commission. Read More

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Bee mite control program to include poisoning wild hives in Hilo

The state Department of Agriculture plans to poison wild honey bee hives in Hilo as an emergency measure to stop a growing infestation of bee-killing varroa mites, and warns the public against eating honey from wild hives over the next … Continue reading

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Cocaine Makes You Altruistic, Say Scientists

Bees that are high on cocaine behave more altruistically than sober bees do. Scientists report today in The Journal of Experimental Biology that coked-up bees are much more enthusiastic about helping other bees find food. Read More

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The First Full Accounting of Colony Collapse Disorder

A new study comprehensively describes the early and late symptoms, the visual signs and the progression of the mysterious affliction decimating U.S. beekeepers. Read More

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“Honey Laundering” Under the Spotlight

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is out this week with a special report on the global honey industry that will leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Read More

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Majority of Bee Losses Could be CCD Related

More than three-fifths of U.S. honeybee losses may be the result of Colony Collapse Disorder. Read More

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