Monthly Archives: September 2009

New film blames drug firm for plight of honey bees

It’s a question that has baffled the worlds of agriculture and science – what is it that has caused the mysterious deaths of honey bees all over the world in the last five years? Read more

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Worker being treated for burns after beeswax plant fire

Madison’s fire chief, Jerry Johnson, says one employee of A.H. Meyer & Sons was sent to a Minneapolis hospital for burn treatment after an explosion and fire at the company’s beeswax purification plant in Winfred on Monday. Read more

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Man lives with bees for two years

The bees, believed to have been more than 100 000, had camped in the kitchen cupboard and roof of House Number 652 but that did not bother the owner of the house who only identified himself as Ngwenya. Read more

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UK warned as plague of bee-eating hornets spreads north in France

For five years they have wreaked havoc in the fields of south-western France, scaring locals with their venomous stings and ravaging the bee population to feed their rapacious appetites. Now, according to French beekeepers, Asian predatory hornets have been sighted … Continue reading

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Once an Annoyance, Healing Honey Now Prized

Time was when beekeepers tried to avoid collecting honey from tea-trees. Read more

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UI professor who studies bees wins Pioneer Award

A University of Illinois scientist who studies bees to gain insights into the human mind has won the National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award, which will provide $2.5 million over five years for his research. Read more

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Bee-keepers’ worry over pesticide ban

Any action taken to reverse the decline of Britain’s honey bee population should be based on science and not suspicion, bee-keepers and farmers have warned. Read more

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Propolis Has Favorable Impact on Fish

Effects of Various Propolis Concentrations on Biochemical and Hematological Parameters of Rainbow Trout Read more

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National Honey Board Launches New Website

The National Honey Board launched a new website designed specifically for the baking industry. The website, features news, technical information, formulas and profiles of bakers using honey to enhance their products. Read more

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Research on bees and trees gets federal boost

Learning how climate change may effect pollinators and research into developing fuels from plant materials such as forest waste are among the areas to get a boost from new Crown investments at the University of Guelph. Read more

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