Monthly Archives: July 2009

Bee my wife

A Chinese couple have got married wearing clothes made of thousands of living bees. Read more

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Honeybees sterilise their hives

Honeybees sterilise their hives with antimicrobial resin, scientists have discovered. Read more

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‘Bee sting honey’ for arthritis

A New Zealand company is seeking EU approval to market honeybee venom to help people with arthritis ease their pain. Read more

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Ageing honeybees’ learning ability remains intact when social roles are switched

While scientists have been aware of the fact that cognitive function among humans declines as they get older, a research team in Germany have found that ageing honeybees can keep their learning ability intact or even improve it by switching … Continue reading

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New bait lures bee-killing Varroa mites to their doom

Varroa mites could literally be walking into a trap — thanks to a new attractant developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Gainesville, Fla. Read more

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Honeybees once more buzzing across N.J

After years of alarmingly bad news, New Jersey’s honeybees may finally have something to buzz about. Read more

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Bee industry goes it alone on tackling varroa mite in NZ

The Government-funded programme to manage the honey bee parrasite varroa mite winds up on Monday after nine years. Read more

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APSU professor helps to rebuild Afghanistan honey bee industry

Apples and honey bees have a definite connection says an Austin Peay State University professor. And that connection has been broken in Afghanistan said Sgt. Robert Moore, adjunct agriculture professor since 2007. Read more

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Beekeeper threatens to sue if hives removed

A beekeeper has said he will sue the council if they make him remove his hives from an allotment. Jason Clegg has been ordered to remove his five hives of honey bees from the Willwood Avenue allotment in Oakes. Read … Continue reading

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Varroa mite parasite might take a bigger bite on Hawaii

The varroa mite parasite that’s been killing bees across the country is spreading on the Big Island, threatening local fruit and macadamia nut industries. Read more

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