Monthly Archives: August 2009

Rap video aims to save honeybees

So you think you can dance? Can you do the honeybee? Read more

Posted in Misc, North America | Tagged , | Comments Off

Heat Forms Potentially Harmful Substance In High-fructose Corn Syrup, Bee Study Finds

Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that is often fed to honey bees. Read more

Posted in Diseases and pesticides | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Honey Bees with Colony Collapse Disorder Show their Genes

The first hard evidence of what is happening physiologically inside bees during Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been published in a new study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Illinois scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy … Continue reading

Posted in Diseases and pesticides | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Fifth of honeybees died in winter in the UK

Almost a fifth of the UK’s honeybees died last winter, the British Beekeepers’ Association has said. Read more

Posted in Europe | Tagged | Comments Off

Honey Bee Awareness Day

In recognition of the crucial role that honey bees play in pollinating agricultural crops, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Saturday, Aug. 22 as the first National Honey Bee Awareness Day. Read more

Posted in North America | Tagged | Comments Off

Mosquito spraying in the county may devastates bees

Christmas may not be the same for Jimmy Hills and his friends this year, following a recent episode with mosquito spraying. Read more

Posted in Misc | Tagged , | Comments Off

Seattle defendant pleads guilty to importing tainted Chinese honey

A Chinese citizen accused of illegally importing honey to the United States — including one shipment tainted with antibiotics — pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court at Seattle. Read more

Posted in Africa, North America | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Turkey Plans to Dam its Sole Biosphere

Farmers in northeastern Turkey are furious at the government’s plans to flood the verdant region with eight hydroelectric dams. The Macahel Basin was declared a UN Biosphere because of its unique honeybee species, including some of the only genetically pure … Continue reading

Posted in Europe | Tagged | Comments Off

Honey industry urged to be bee mite ready

Experts say Australia’s honey industry needs to prepare for the arrival of honey bee mites. Read more

Posted in Australia, NZ, Oceania, Diseases and pesticides | Tagged , | Comments Off

Honey-bee aggression study suggests nurture alters nature

A new study reveals that changes in gene expression in the brain of the honey bee in response to an immediate threat have much in common with more long-term and even evolutionary differences in honey-bee aggression. The findings lend support … Continue reading

Posted in Behavior, Biology | Tagged , , | Comments Off