Monthly Archives: January 2011

Propolis Could Prevent Spread of Food-Borne Pathogens

This study was performed to evaluate the effects of Korean propolis against foodborne pathogens and spores of Bacillus cereus and to investigate the antimicrobial activity against B. cereus structure by TEM. Read more

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USDA Finds Bayer Pesticide Harmful to Honeybees

According to a report by Mike McCarthy, environment editor of the U.K.-based Independent, the lead researcher at the USDA’s very own Bee Research Laboratory completed research two years ago suggesting that even extremely low levels of exposure to neonicotinoids makes … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Honey Effective Against Oral Fungus in AIDS Patients

This study aimed to determine the antifungal effect of Ethiopian multiflora honey against Candida species isolated from the oral cavity of AIDS patients. Read more

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Boffins hope to use DNA to kill off mite destroying Kent’s bee population

Beekeepers across Kent have welcomed news of a breakthrough in the fight against the blood-sucking varroa mite parasite – but with reservations about its effectiveness. Read more

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Manuka Honeys May Reduce Oral Pathogens Within Dental Plaque

Honey has been used since ancient times and more recently, for the healing of wounds and against infectious diseases.The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of two manuka honeys showing different potencies of their antibacterial activity, on … Continue reading

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Modifying mites ‘not the answer’

Genetically engineering varroa mites to self destruct is no solution for New Zealand beekeepers, says the Soil and Health Association Read more

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KP government plans for revival of flood-hit beekeeping industry in Pakistan

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has chalked out a comprehensive plan for revival of beekeeping industry in the flood-hit areas of the province. The government has chalked out a mega project ‘Honey is Remedy for Health” for the uplift and … Continue reading

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The industry is reporting major losses that could affect agriculture

A number of beekeepers are mad as hornets about what they view as the lack of federal and state support to prevent major losses in their industry — one that supports honey production in Hawaii and provides a large number … Continue reading

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Beekeeping conference held in USA

Galveston — Declining honeybee populations highlighted discussions at the 2011 North American Beekeeping Conference in Galveston. Read more

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