Monthly Archives: October 2009

President of Chinese firm pleads guilty in ‘honey laundering’ case

The president of a Chinese honey company pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to illegally import honey into the United States, part of a case that has cast a spotlight on “honey laundering,” the importation of falsely-labeled honey. Read more

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Localization of deformed wing virus (DWV) in the brains of the honeybee

Virology Journal 2009 has an research article about localization of DWV in the brains of the honeybee. Read more

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Basque Firm Researches Health Properties of Propolis

Propolis has Proved to be a Product with Ability to Have Beneficial Effects for Health Read more

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Royal Jelly Reduces Blood Sugar Levels

Earlier biological investigations have shown that royal jelly has insulin-like activity. However, there have so far been no clinical trials to support these findings. The objective of the present study was to study the effect of royal jelly ingestion on … Continue reading

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NZ honey bees under new threat

New Zealand honey bees are under new threat from the varroa destructor mite following reports of resistance to treatment in the Auckland area. Read more

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Uganda: Harvesting Honey for Commercial Purposes

Kampala — Born 60 years ago, Mugisha Elly never knew that his love for bees would turn into an income generating activity. At an early age, he started by harvesting wild honey combs, a habit that developed into a passion … Continue reading

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Scientists examine how common pesticide mixes may affect bee die-offs

Since reports of widespread bee die-offs began to surface in October 2006, researchers have investigated possible reasons ranging from hive-infecting mites to cell phone-tower radiation. They have yet to pinpoint the cause of colony collapse disorder — most likely, because … Continue reading

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Honey company named as NZ’s fastest growing business

A Dunedin-based honey maker has been named as New Zealand’s fastest growing business with revenue growing by nearly 1000% over the past two years. Read more

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Obama’s attempt to tap an agrichemical-industry flack runs into trouble 1

Last month, President Obama nominated Islam “Isi” Siddiqui, vice president for governmental affairs at pesticide industry trade group Croplife America, to the post of chief agricultural negotiator at the U.S. Trade Office. Read more

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Propolis Protects Injured Teeth

Propolis, a natural product produced by the honey bee, has been successfully used in medicine as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent. Read more

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