Monthly Archives: June 2009

Honey bee geneticist named to academy

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., emeritus professor and former chair man of the Department of Entomology, UCD, is a newly elected member of the oldest scientific academy of science, the Germany Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Read more

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Bulgarian scientists invent unique device

Bulgarian scientists invent unique device expected to provide explanation for bees’ disappearance Read more

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Cyclist forced to call beekeeper

A cyclist was forced to call in a beekeeper after returning from a shopping trip to find a swarm of bees covering his seat. Read more

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Another bad winter for Alberta honeybees

Alberta’s honeybees suffered another bad winter with hive losses hitting in the mid-30-per-cent range, said the local industry’s president. Read more

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Utah Detects Africanized Honey Bee Near Cedar City

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food officials have detected the presence of the Africanized honey bee in Cedar City. Read more

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Thieves plunder royal beekeeper’s hives

Police are questioning beekeepers after as many as 500,000 bees were stolen from a farm, it emerged yesterday. Read more

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DARPA Recruits Bees to Find Land Mines

Abandoned land mines have been called “the worst form of pollution on earth.” They kill up to 20,000 people every year, and according to one recent study it will take 450 years to find and clear all of them. Read … Continue reading

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Burt’s Bees marks 25 years, gives stuff away

This year Burt’s Bees celebrates its 25th anniversary, which is pretty impressive — I had no idea they’d been around that long. To celebrate, the Earth-loving company is giving away a bunch of free stuff, starting with 25,000 tubes of … Continue reading

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Honeybees buzz parked plane at Beverly Airport

You’ve heard of snakes on a plane, but on Sunday there were about 10,000 bees on a plane at Beverly Airport. Read more

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Retired dentist uses bee venom as therapy

On the second floor of his Tabor Avenue home, Dr. Edward Ziegler Jr. sits at his kitchen table concentrating on a glass jar that seems to be humming. Read more

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