Monthly Archives: September 2009

Reseachers say varroa mite spread on Big Island on Hawaii is inevitable

In just over a year’s time, the varroa mite, a parasite that kills honeybees, has spread from the Hilo Bay area north to Onomea and south to Pahala, researchers say. Read more

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Propolis Bee Farm – A New Tourist Attraction In Penang

A propolis bee farm at the Penang Botanical Garden here not only produce quality honey for medicinal purpose but also drawing attention as a new tourism product, offering insight into bee breeding among visitors. Read more

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Paris rooftops abuzz with beekeeping

Common sense says it is better to keep hives of stinging insects in the countryside, away from city centers packed with people. Yet on storied rooftops and public gardens in the urban jungle of Paris, the bee business is thriving. … Continue reading

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Leaving the Bees Be: Why Vegans Won’t Eat Honey

Most non-vegans seem to get why some people won’t eat meat. It gets a little less clear when the topics are eggs and dairy products…but the reasons can be provided and debated. When things turn to bees and honey, however, … Continue reading

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Antibacterial Activity of Malaysian Tualang Honey Comparable to Manuka

The Antibacterial Properties of Malaysian Tualang Honey Against Wound and Enteric Microorganisms in Comparison to Manuka Honey Read more

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Apiculture Congress Tackles Mystery Of Dying Bees

Attendees of this year’s Apimondia, the 41st world apiculture congress, in southern France are focusing on what is killing the world’s bees. Read more

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Colony Collapse: Are Potent Pesticides Killing Honeybees?

Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being sued by the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) for withholding details about the impact of neonicotinoids — a class of widely used pesticides — on honeybees and other pollinators. Read … Continue reading

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Burnt dog is treated with honey

A dog which was pulled from a house fire in Cornwall is being treated with honey pads to help heal her wounds. Read more

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Beetle pesticide ruling may come today

A state subcommittee is scheduled to consider today whether the U.S. Department of Agriculture may use larger-than-usual amounts of a chemical pesticide in soil treatments in Central Massachusetts starting in spring 2010 as part of an effort to protect trees … Continue reading

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Reducing Poverty Through Beekeeping

Researchers say the Government’s efforts at reducing poverty in the country especially in the rural areas could be given a boost if apiculture or beekeeping were taken as a serious venture. Read more

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