Monthly Archives: October 2009

VIDEO: Big Island Beekeepers vigilant for varroa mite

The UH Honeybee Varroa Project took a break from searching for feral hives on Friday to look at the managed hives of local beekeepers. Read more

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Beeswax lights the way to success

Making fine candles is a delicate balance of science and art. The right wax has to be combined with the proper wick for the best burn. Colors have to match exactly from batch to batch. Even the fragrance and hue … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Wild honeybee colonies studied in Hawaii

Feral beehives in Kehena in the Puna region of the Big Island of Hawaii were tagged and studied by researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Friday. Read more

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Rasberry crazy ants attack beekeepers, big business in Texas

Deep in the heart of Dickinson, beekeeping has been Bill Whittington’s way of life since the days of Watergate. Read more

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Honey can earn sweet returns for Guyana beekeeper

A local beekeeper who is currently spearheading a project aimed at popularising the pursuit of apiculture as an economic venture among Region Seven communities is calling for a national convention of beekeepers from across the country to chart a course … Continue reading

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Arrayit and the USDA Join Forces to Protect America’s Crop Plants

Press release: Arrayit Corporation (OTCBB: ARYC), a proprietary life sciences technology leader, announced on October 21st, 2009 that the US Department of Agriculture in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, purchased Arrayit’s proprietary technology to assist the USDA in fighting off honeybee extinction … Continue reading

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30 Honeylicious Inventions

Aside from being one of the most hated insects on the face of this earth (I shudder just at the thought of them), bees have a pretty sweet life Read more

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Research Shows Need to Prevent Contamination of Honey During Extraction

Honeys from Ventania System: Microbiological Quality Evaluation at Different Points of Honey-Processing Read more

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Fungus-based product may knock varroa mite for six

Ruakura Plant and Food Research scientist Dr Mark Goodwin developed a metarhizium fungus-based product which is effective against the bee-killing varroa mite. Read more

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Beekeeper takes sting out of youth crime

A beekeeper is to tackle youth crime with the help of his craft. Read more

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