Yearly Archives: 2010

European Parliament in urgent call to save Europe’s bees

The European Parliament has issued a call for the EU to step up support to the beekeeping industry when the Common Agricultural Policy is next revamped. Read more

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Ancient Egypt’s natural beauty tips ‘still work today’

Natural beauty recipes first written in Ancient Egypt millennia ago still have applications today, reports the Daily Mail. Read more

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Importer of illegal honey gets 18 months in prison

In a case that highlighted the practice of so-called honey laundering of adulterated and sometimes even antibiotic-tainted imported honey, the former president of a Chinese honey company was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison. Read more

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Brazilian Propolis Effective Against Bacteria That Cause Tooth Decay

A New Type of Brazilian Propolis: Prenylated Benzophenones in Propolis from Amazon and Effects Against Cariogenic BacteriaFood Chemistry, Volume 125, Issue 3, 1 April 2011, Pages 966-972 Read more

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Propolis Non-Toxic for Fish

Long-Term Effects of Propolis on Serum Biochemical Parameters of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Article in Press Read more

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Man talked of honeybees, then shot and killed 1, injured others, police say

A man police described as mentally unstable randomly struck up conversations about honeybees and plywood with complete strangers before opening fire, wounding two people in Illinois and Indiana and killing a 45-year-old man whose body remains inside a boarded-up home … Continue reading

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Healthy hive training offered to novice beekeepers

Hundreds of volunteers in England and Wales are to be trained to teach amateur beekeepers how to keep their hives healthy over winter. Read more

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Buzz about U professor is ‘genius’

A University of Minnesota bee researcher gets a big surprise: a MacArthur “genius” grant. Read more

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Encapsulation may boost propolis use in foods

Encapsulating propolis – the waxy resin collected by honeybees – may allow its application to foods to be extended, allowing formulators to benefit from the health and food preservation properties of the ingredient, suggests a new study. Read more

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Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery

Since 2006, 20 to 40 percent of the bee colonies in the United States alone have suffered “colony collapse.” Suspected culprits ranged from pesticides to genetically modified food. Now, a unique partnership — of military scientists and entomologists — appears … Continue reading

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