Monthly Archives: February 2010

Honey Sterilization Possible at Lower Radiation Level

A 15 kGy dose of gamma radiation was found to be sufficient for complete microbial decontamination of honey including spores, thus improving its microbial safety without affecting the quality attributes. Read more

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Bayer pesticide banned over threat to honeybees

A U.S. District Judge from Manhattan has banned the sale of spirotetramat, a pesticide produced by Bayer CropScience. Read more

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Global Honey Market to Reach 1.9 Million Tons by 2015

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Honey market. The global market for honey is projected to exceed 1.9 million tons by the year 2015. This is primarily driven by increasing awareness levels and health consciousness among … Continue reading

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Bees give the buzz about smells

Scientists at the University of Queensland’s brain institute have found through the study of honey bees that the brain has an advanced ability to isolate specific odours and recollect smells. Read more

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One million honeybees to colonise the City

The Square Mile will be buzzing with the sound of about a million extra honeybees this year. Read more

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‘Honey Laundering’ Threatens Trade With US

New Zealand’s growing honey trade with the United States is in jeopardy if Australian honey products are allowed into the Kiwi market. Read more

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NASA and Beekeepers Use Satellites and Scales To Monitor Climate Change Impact on Bees

Weighing hives on Pine Branch to help compile a national “land use” map and see if bloom rates are different than they were in the past. Using the weights of hives, NASA researchers can see if climate patterns are changing, … Continue reading

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New Bill Would Make Your Wisconsin Honey 100% Natural

Lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill that would make your Wisconsin honey, all natural. The proposal would require certain state standards before a product can be labeled honey. Read more

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