Monthly Archives: March 2010

New Zealand’s biosecurity questioned

Vegetable growers say the latest decision by biosecurity officials to give up trying to eradicate a pest incursion raises questions about the viability of the existing system of keeping unwanted pest and diseases out of New Zealand. Read more

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Bee Venom Therapy Becoming Popular in China

An ancient therapy which involves bees stinging patients to cure their ailments is causing a buzz in China. Read more

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CNSNews.com Bees in Even More Trouble After Bad Winter

The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees’ pollen and hives laden with pesticides. Read more

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‘Adoption’ scheme aims to help save honeybees

People who are concerned about the fate of the UK’s honeybees but who do not want to keep bees themselves can now get involved with efforts to protect them under an “adoption” scheme launched today. Read more

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Judges uphold ban on Bayer pesticide

A federal appeals court refused to delay a ban on the sale of a pesticide that some environmental groups claim is killing honeybees. Read more

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Don’t regulate honey

Recently, the Illinois Department of Public Health has decided to regulate the distribution of local honey. If this initiative is enforced, it would cut public availability to local honey whether sold or given to a neighbor. Read more

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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.6268) to ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $10,000 annually. Read more

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Project to establish first honeybee sanctuary in North Wales

A pioneering village has become a hive of activity after setting itself up as a honeybee sanctuary. Henllan, in Denbighshire, aims to become a bee-friendly village to give a helping hand to the beleaguered insect. Read more

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Mites called biggest honeybee enemy

The varroa mite is emerging as the leading culprit in the death of Ontario honeybees, researchers say. Read more

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It’s Official: 2009 Was the Worst Honey Crop on Record

Prices were up 50 cents a pound for consumers … but only 2 cents a pound for beekeepers. Read more

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