Monthly Archives: March 2009

Biotech for bees

Enter Beeologics, a Miami biotech startup that aims to create vaccines for all viruses that could lead to CCD. Read More

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Freeloading Honeybees

Blooming citrus trees provide good amounts of high-quality nectar. Thus, beekeepers like to locate their hives near groves when either honey production and/or a rest from pollinating duties is desired. However, most types of citrus don’t need any help from … Continue reading

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No Single Source Found For Bee Decline

Growing evidence shows that there is likely no proof that a mysterious disease has resulted in the deaths of billions of bees, BBC News reported. Read More

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Don’t blame amateur keepers for declining bees

The reason the buzz of bees was quieter last summer is because the government’s bee inspectors can’t keep tabs on us hobby beekeepers. That, at least, was the conclusion of a report yesterday from the National Audit Office. Read More

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Bee collapse could have been handled better – auditors

The loss of honey bees to a deadly disease could have been controlled better by the Government, according to inspectors. Read More

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Nigeria: ‘How Honey Can Cure North’s Poverty’

A bee keeping specialist, Mrs. Bukola Adeshina has said that the honey business has the potential to reduce hunger and poverty in the North. Read More

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BBKA Welcomes National Audit Office Interest In Bees

The BBKA welcomes the interest the National Audit Office has shown in the problems facing the honey bee population in the UK as detailed in its report The health of livestock and honey bees issued today. Read More

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Honeybees under threat from amateur keepers who fail to spot parasite

The survival of honeybees is under threat from an unknown army of 20,000 beekeepers who keep hives as a hobby Read More

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Canada: Disappearing bees could devastate agricultural production

The dead bees under a microscope at a Pennsylvania lab last fall had been sicker than sick. All bees catch viruses from time to time, but these carried every infection going: deformed wing virus, sacbrood virus, Kashmir bee virus, blackened … Continue reading

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Beekeeper admits selling toxic honey

A beekeeper has admitted four charges relating to the sale of toxic honeycomb which poisoned about 20 people. Read More

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