Monthly Archives: August 2010

Honey laundering’ draws protests from producers

An industry group alleged Monday that Chinese businesses are bringing honey into the United States illegally, by lying about the product’s origin to bypass expensive import tariffs and fees. It’s called “honey laundering,” and officials say it’s a serious issue … Continue reading

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Beeswax Used to Improve Quality of Edible Films

Development of Soybean Protein-Isolate Edible Films Incorporated with Beeswax, Span 20, and Glycerol Read more

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Cuban Local Beekeepers Obtain High Volumes of Honey

Beekeepers in coastal areas of the province of Ciego de Avila contributed more than US$100,000 to the Cuban economy in the period from June to the present with the collection of 50 tons of honey. Read more

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Insecticide implicated in bee decline

Honeybees, bumblebees and many other insects are being slowly poisoned to death by persistent insecticides used to protect agricultural crops. Small doses of the toxic chemicals accumulate over time, meaning that there is no safe level of exposure. That’s the … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Haven to open at school

The buzz on the Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre refuge designed to educate students and the public about agriculture’s most important little helpers. Plus a list of plants at the garden and tips on avoiding bee stings. Read more

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China Drug Watchdog Slams Propolis Claims on Blood Sugar

China’s Drug Watchdog Exposes Misleading Health Advertisements Read more

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New Honeybee Breed Key to Combating Colony Collapse Disorder

A British beekeeper has been working on creating a new strain of honeybee resistant to the varroa mite, a prime suspect in colony collapse disorder (CCD), and it looks like he’s hit a high note after 18 years of careful … Continue reading

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Honeybees are ‘cleverer’ in the morning: study

Honeybees are better at learning new odours in the morning and the early-rising bee catches the best flower and the best meal, a new study has found. Read more

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Honey Works Better than Drugs for Herpes

Mainstream physicians usually prescribe Acyclovir ointment or other topical medications to treat herpes outbreaks. But new research shows that nature has a better solution. Read more

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SoCal honey plant fire doused after 6 hours

Fire has destroyed a 10,000-square-foot honey processing plant in San Diego County, California, but no one was hurt in the blaze. Read more

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