Monthly Archives: May 2009

Charges Say Chinese Honey Evaded U.S. Duty

A Chinese national and a Seattle-area man have been charged with mislabeling honey from China in order to evade U.S. import duties. Read more

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Smarter bee management needed: scientists

Smart management of beehives may be one way for New Zealand agriculture to counter a downturn in bee populations threatened by disease, parasites and colony collapse, say scientists. Read more

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New Pesticide Could Hurt Honeybees, Groups Claim

Even as honeybees suffer widespread mortality from a mysterious disease, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a new pesticide, spirotetramat, despite evidence that it could “cause serious harm to bees,” the Natural Resources Defense Council says in Federal Court. Read … Continue reading

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Killer bacteria infects beehives

Johannesburg – Millions of bees have caught a highly infectious disease which is threatening fruit export markets and honey production in the Western Cape. Read more

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New Hawaii petroleum tax

Looking for money to finance renewable energy and food security, state lawmakers have agreed to increase a per barrel tax on petroleum products sold by distributors, which could cost consumers a few cents more per gallon of gasoline but eventually … Continue reading

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NZ bees in demand overseas

Demand for New Zealand bees to pollinate horticultural and agricultural crops overseas is high. National Beekeepers Association CEO Jim Edwards says around 30,000 kilograms of live bees are exported each year. Read more

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Bee Propolis Stops Tumors from Neurofibromatosis and Cancer

Propolis is an exceedingly complex product that contains substances that prevent and treat diseases ranging from cancer to the common cold. Recent research has documented the ability of propolis to suppress the growth of human tumors from neurofibromatosis and cancer. … Continue reading

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Honeybee Collapse Strikes Japan

For the first time, Japan has been hit with a large-scale collapse of honeybee populations like that experienced in other countries around the world. Read more

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Britain stung with bee hive thefts

Thieves have begun targeting bee farms throughout Britain to steal entire bee hives for possible sales on the apian black market, experts say. Read more

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Death knell sounds for Europe’s beekeepers

Europe’s beekeeping industry could be wiped out in less than a decade as bees fall victim to disease, insecticides and intensive farming, international beekeeping body Apimondia said on Monday. Read more

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