Monthly Archives: January 2010

Federal judge bans honeybee killing pesticide

The US justice system sided with nature this week in decision to forbid the sale of a dangerous pesticide known as spirotetramat after January 15, 2010. This toxin was sold under the trade name of Movento and Ultor. Read more

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Bottled Honey Shuts Down California Airport

U.S. officials say a suspicious material found in a passenger’s bag that triggered a security scare at a California airport on Tuesday actually turned out to be bottles of honey. Read more

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How do bees land on the spot? Indian-origin scientist finds out

A study led by a scientist of Indian-origin has decoded the tricky art of landing by honey bees, a finding that can have huge implications in making better robot planes. Read more

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Proof is in the science for successful honey firm

It took Chris McElroy four visits and some creative persuasion before British supermarket giant Waitrose agreed to stock his New Zealand Honey Company products. Read more

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Honey linked to memory retention

Americans are losing their minds at an accelerating rate, according to Mike McInnes of Isoactive in Edinburgh, U.K. Read more

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Disease threat to bees comes under the microscope at college

A parasitic disease threatening honey bees was among 11 research topics tackled recently by lecturers at Moray College. The £3,000 study into varroasis was one of the college’s first small research projects necessary to gain university status. Read more

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Bee Venom Beats Botox

A beauty therapist from Staffordshire proved she really has the X Factor by helping to put a smile back on Dannii Minogue’s face. Read more

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NYC May Lift Ban On Beekeeping

The city’s health board has proposed lifting the longtime ban as part of a movement to encourage urban agriculture. A city councilman has also proposed a bill that would legalize beekeeping. Read more

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Propolis Protects Against Sun’s Damage to Skin

Topical ‘Sydney’ Propolis Protects Against UV-Radiation-Induced Inflammation, Lipid Peroxidation and Immune Suppression in Mouse Skin Read more

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Australian bees ‘mummify’ their beetle enemy alive

A species of bee in Australia has found a gruesome way to deal with a parasitic interloper that can damage its hives. Read more

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