Monthly Archives: November 2009

Helping Honeybees – York scientists win prestigious award

The work of The Food and Environment Research Agency’s (Fera) knowledge management team has won the prestigious 2009 Whitehall & Westminster World Civil Service Award for Knowledge Management and Analysis. Read more

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Enraged Bees in Gaza Used to Relieve Pain

In a novel method, a healer uses enraged bees to provide pain reliefin Gaza. Read more

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Bees can learn differences in food’s temperature

Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that honeybees can discriminate between food at different temperatures, an ability that may assist bees in locating the warm, sugar-rich nectar or high-protein pollen produced by many flowers. Read more

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Apitherapy now in Madurai

The next time someone you know complains of joint pain, hot water bottles and medication need not be the only solution. Read more

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Beekeepers hope to create ‘Ohio queen’ that can withstand harsh winters

Every fall, Barry Conrad crosses his fingers and hopes that most of the bees in his 50 hives will survive the coming winter. Read more

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Beekeepers Stung by Theft of Top-Value Hives

West Virginia beekeeper Mark C. Baker had high hopes for his valuable hives as he readied them for the cross-country journey to California’s almond groves. Read more

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Louisville beekeeping proposal up for final vote

Prospective beekeepers won’t need to notify neighbors or apply for a license under new rules proposed by the city as it considers allowing residents to keep backyard hives. Read more

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Nicotine Is No Good for Honeybees, Either

Autumn brings again reports of honey bee colonies crashing, collapsing, and beekeepers trying to figure out what to do. Read more

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UK Hospitals Use Honey to Beat Superbugs

When Antibiotics Fail, Nurses Turn to Maggots and Manuka Honey to Beat Superbugs Read more

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Propolis May Help Treat Allergies

Inhibitory Activity of Brazilian Green Propolis Components and their Derivatives on the Release of Cys-Leukotrienes Read more

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