Monthly Archives: January 2010

Presentation: Mainstreaming Honey in Burn and Wound Care

This presentation will be offered at the 2nd International Conference on the Medicinal Use of Honey, January 13-15 in Malaysia Read more

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As The Crow Flies, Tokyo Battles Avian Pest

For nearly a decade, the city of Tokyo has been waging war on its crows. Read more

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Tualang Honey Has Potential To Be Used In Cancer Therapy

Tualang honey, mostly found in lowland rain forests of Peninsular Malaysia, has the potential to become a supplement for cancer therapy, especially breast cancer, said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Prof Madya Dr Nik Soriani Yaacob. Read more

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Bees Equiped With Microchips Help Explain Hive Declines

In hopes of better understanding why bee populations are in decline, scientists are attaching microchips to bees to monitor their movements. The tiny device is glued to the back of the bees works with equipment installed at the entrance of … Continue reading

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Loss of forage biggest long-term threat to bees

Intensification of farming and subsequent decline in food sources rather than pesticides or disease seen as biggest threat to honey bees Read more

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Beeswax plant fire ruled accidental

Investigators have concluded that a fire which destroyed a building at a beeswax purification plant in Winfred, Aberdeen was accidental and resulted from solvent that vaporized and ignited. Read more

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Honey is an Effective Anti-Browning Agent

This study demonstrates that honey is an effective inhibitor of enzymatic browning in apple juice. Honey studied in this research also has antimicrobial and antioxidative properties; thus, its use as a browning inhibitor may have additional health and therapeutic properties. … Continue reading

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Honey Inhibits Growth of Cancer Cells

Bee honey has been known to have therapeutic applications in traditional medicine to treat variety of diseases. Its anti-inflammatory and antitumor effects against bladder cancer were examined in vitro and in vivo. Read more

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Soldier uses bees to get undue leave

Female soldier serving in south inflicts multiple bee stings on herself after her request to be restationed was denied. IDF authorities press charges; soldier gets 12 days in brig Read more

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Propolis Has High Free Radical Scavenging Activity

Propolis was included in the Argentine Food Code as a functional food. The chemical parameters and antioxidant properties of propolis samples from the same colonies of Apis mellifera in San Juan (Cuyo region, Western Argentine) were compared every month for … Continue reading

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