Monthly Archives: June 2010

Continued decline in honey bee colonies confirmed by latest survey

According to a recent survey conducted by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, beekeepers report a 33.8 percent decline in managed honey bee colonies nationwide. The reported losses were from all causes during the period … Continue reading

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Syria Produces 2,700 Tons of Honey in 2009

Beekeeping is one of the most important agricultural industries in Syria which depends on flowers and natural pastures to produce nutritional foodstuffs and industrial materials such as honey, royal jelly, natural wax and the propolis. Read more

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Propolis May be Useful in Treating Allergic Disorders

Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester Inhibits Nuclear Factor-KappaB and Protein Kinase B Signalling Pathways and Induces Caspase-3 Expression in Primary Human CD4 T Cells Read more

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Video: Beeswax Bio-Booms Used in Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

Thousands of feet of bio-boom have been ordered to help clean up the Gulf and its maker is a company in Robinson Township. Read more

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Varroa investigation notes bees don’t respect borders

A simulation to see how Australia would cope if the varroa mite was discovered in the nation’s honeybee population has uncovered just how difficult it would be to cope. Read more

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Bulk honey seized by US Marshals due to deadly antibiotic ingredient

US Federal Marshals, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has seized 64 drums of imported bee’s honey from a Philadelphia distribution center recently after it was learned that it contained a toxic antibiotic that could lead … Continue reading

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Ruben Josey Arrest May Be Linked to Others Around Florida

A local beekeeper is under arrest for stealing bees, honey and equipment from his competitors. Read more

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Entomology graduate fellowship to honor apiarist Lorenzo L. Langstroth

Penn State has received a $250,000 gift to endow a graduate fellowship in entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Read more

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USDA begins survey of honeybee colonies in 13 states

Concerned Agriculture Department officials on Monday announced the start of an ambitious survey of honeybee colonies in California and a dozen other states. Read more

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Ancient Beehives Yield 3,000-Year-Old Bees

Honeybee remains found in a 3,000-year-old apiary have given archaeologists a one-of-a-kind window into the beekeeping practices of the ancient world. Read more

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