Monthly Archives: October 2010

Man talked of honeybees, then shot and killed 1, injured others, police say

A man police described as mentally unstable randomly struck up conversations about honeybees and plywood with complete strangers before opening fire, wounding two people in Illinois and Indiana and killing a 45-year-old man whose body remains inside a boarded-up home … Continue reading

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Healthy hive training offered to novice beekeepers

Hundreds of volunteers in England and Wales are to be trained to teach amateur beekeepers how to keep their hives healthy over winter. Read more

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Buzz about U professor is ‘genius’

A University of Minnesota bee researcher gets a big surprise: a MacArthur “genius” grant. Read more

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Encapsulation may boost propolis use in foods

Encapsulating propolis – the waxy resin collected by honeybees – may allow its application to foods to be extended, allowing formulators to benefit from the health and food preservation properties of the ingredient, suggests a new study. Read more

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Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery

Since 2006, 20 to 40 percent of the bee colonies in the United States alone have suffered “colony collapse.” Suspected culprits ranged from pesticides to genetically modified food. Now, a unique partnership — of military scientists and entomologists — appears … Continue reading

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