Monthly Archives: April 2010

Beekeepers expect a good year in Ontario

At a meeting of the Central Ontario Beekeepers Executive recently, at the McMullen Farm in Warsaw, there was encouraging news that the local honeybee population seems to have wintered well and like the rest of us is eagerly awaiting the … Continue reading

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Self-pollinating almond trees developed

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are developing self-pollinating almond trees that can produce a bountiful harvest without insect pollination. Read more

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Surgeon’s Skin Secret Products Contain Beeswax

Discovered by a Grand Rapids (Michigan) plastic surgeon in the early 1950s, Surgeon’s Skin Secret is a special moisturizer containing 25 percent beeswax. This revolutionary product helped prevent infection and reduce scarring. Soon, nurses and other doctors used it on … Continue reading

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Beekeepers in Australia fear infectious mite will beat quarantine and hit honey production

It is only a matter of time before the varroa destructor mite finds its way to Australia and infects bees, keepers say. Read more

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Propolis Extract Inhibits Vaginal Yeasts

Antifungal Activity of Propolis Extract Against Yeasts Isolated from Vaginal Exudates Read more

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Hawaii beekeepers making progress against varroa mite

Hawai’i beekeepers are making progress battling the devastating varroa mite with a pesticide approved late last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more

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Busy bee – Scout wants beekeeping merit badge reinstated

The 13-year-old Skiatook seventh-grader from Troop 250 is trying to convince the Boy Scouts of America to reinstate a merit badge for beekeeping, something the organization discontinued in 1995 because of a lack of counselors who were sufficiently qualified on … Continue reading

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Apiarists come out of hiding as New York lifts its ban on bees

Apiarists, who have long had to hide their activities with camouflaged hives, were celebrating last week. Read more

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Help researchers understand colony collapse disorder – beekeepers, fill out the USDA survey

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service, in conjunction with the Apiary Inspectors of America, is conducting a voluntary survey to determine the bee colony losses for the 2009/2010 winter. Read more

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