Monthly Archives: June 2009

British Virgin Islands promotes beekeeping

The British Virgin Islands is launching a beekeeping program to stimulate the economy and attract entrepreneurs. Read more

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The buzz in Niagara: Bees face ‘extinction’

With so few bees left in Niagara, a new organization is offering people an alternative to the bug spray Raid. Read more

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Prices worry beekeepers in Fiji

The Agro Marketing Authority has tried to help the beekeeping industry to get stable pricing but there is no commitment from farmers. Read more

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Colony Collapse Disorder spreads to Alberta

Colony Collapse Disorder is a mysterious ailment that’s been killing off honeybees, particularly in the U.S. Read more

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Study adds further fuel to manuka honey testing debate

The war of words between two rival brands of manuka honey testing is set to continue after a new study backed the effectiveness of the newer testing method. Read more

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Fears infighting could damage honey industry

New Zealand’s multi-million dollar manuka honey industry is under threat from infighting over what gives the honey its special health qualities. Read more

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Africanized bees move north in Utah

A hive of Africanized honey bees has been discovered in Cedar City. The big news from that discovery is the hive removal and the way the bees survived the winter indoors, in the eaves of a house. Read more

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Honey industry reaches outer islands on Fiji

Being one of the growing industries in the agricultural sector, honey production is now reaching out to the outer islands of Fiji, says Kamal Prasad Acting Senior Agricultural Officer. Read more

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MSU bee researchers discover 7 promising new pollinators for Mich.

While conducting a three-year study in the region’s blueberry fields, researchers found seven species not previously known to inhabit Michigan. Read more

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More money to fight bee decline

Nearly half a million pounds of funding to protect honeybees has been announced by the Welsh Assembly Government. Read more

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