Monthly Archives: July 2009

“Don’t Step on a Bee Day” in Washington

“Was you ever bit by a dead bee?” Remember Walter Brennan in To Have and Have Not? July 10th is National “Don’t Step on a Bee Day.” Read more

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NT apiarists fear beetle import risk

Top End beekeepers are up in arms over a decision by the NT Government to lift quarantine restrictions on honey bee imports from Western Australia. Read more

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Honeybee crisis has Capitol Hill buzzing

On Capitol Hill, California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer wants Congress to spend $20 million to research colony collapse disorder, which has caused big losses for the nation’s beekeepers in recent years. Read more

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New York City beekeepers swarm City Hall to protest ban

New York City always buzzes with activity. It appears urban beekeeping is contributing. Read more

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Bees ordered off allotment because they are livestock

Honeybees have been evicted from an allotment because a council has defined them as “livestock”. IT consultant Jason Clegg has been ordered to remove five hives containing 100,000 bees from his plot in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, by Kirklees council. Read … Continue reading

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RHS students help NASA study disappearing honeybees

NASA wants schools all over the United States — infected states — to help them count bees to find out if the populations are getting better or not Read more

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Australian researchers find honey capable of fighting superbugs

Australian researchers revealed on Wednesday they had identified a type of bacteria-blasting honey capable of taking on the superbugs that infected Australia’s hospitals. Read more

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U.S. Congress Eyeing Honeybee Support

The U.S. Congress is considering appropriating millions of dollars for honeybee research that could reap benefits, experts say. Read more

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Biological warfare breaking new ground to tackle bee industry threat

Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries at the forefront of research that could help beekeepers control a pest that is having a significant impact on their industry. Read more

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Honeybees overcome negative buzz, win White House welcome

At the White House , two types of parasite-resistant honeybees developed by U.S. scientists will be delivered to the first family’s new garden next month. Read more

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