Monthly Archives: April 2009

Mpls. City Council legalizes beekeeping

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday to pass an ordinance that legalizes beekeeping in Minneapolis. Read more

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Kimberley beekeepers angry at spread of pest beetle

The West Australian Department of Agriculture has been accused of sitting on its hands and allowing the exotic pest small hive beetle to spread freely in the far north of the state. Read More

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Stingless Bees Mummify Enemies

Lacking a stinger is no barrier to kicking butt in the evolutionary cage match between Australian bees and hive-invading parasites Read More

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Plan Bee: As Honeybees Die Out, Will Other Species Take Their Place?

Honeybees have been dying in record numbers in the U.S. for at least the past two years. Experts attribute the mass deaths to a catchall condition known as colony collapse disorder (CCD), although both a cure and the culprit remain … Continue reading

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L’Oréal Paris joins quarantine fight to save our honeybees

The world’s leading cosmetics manufacturer, L’Oréal Paris, has become the first corporation to help finance the fight to save Australia’s honeybee population, promising $50,000 towards protecting local bees from the Varroa Destructor mite. Read More

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Tenn. agriculture officials hope to spark interest in beekeeping

If you’re interested in becoming a beekeeper — and state agriculture extension officials hope you are — you might want to look into beemaster classes being offered through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Read More

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Croatian beekeeping centre to be founded

The University of Zagreb and the Croatian Beekeepers Association will found a beekeeping centre in Mrzlo Polje in Zumberak municipality. Read More

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Wyman’s of Maine Grants $50,000 to Research CCD

To speed the search for the cause of an epidemic killing honey bees – and threatening food crops across the country – Wyman’s of Maine, the premier brand of wild blueberries, today presented $50,000 to the Department of Entomology at … Continue reading

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Hobbyist beekeeper to keep making honey, despite mass poisoning

A Whangamata hobbyist beekeeper who accidentally poisoned 22 people has said he will keep making and selling honey. Read More

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Bill to legalize beekeeping would be a sweet deal for New York’s honey-making crowd

Beekeeping is officially illegal in New York – but that hasn’t stopped keepers around the city from practicing their hobby on the down-low. Read More

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