Monthly Archives: March 2011

Asian bee will devastate Australia’s honeybees

Scientists have predicted the spread of a wild and highly invasive species of bee across Australia, and being a natural carrier of the deadly varroa mite, will likely devastate current populations of farmed honeybees. Read more

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UN report into mass honeybee deaths provides no simple solution

A recent Unep report fails to fully explain the crisis facing honeybees or address its underlying causes Read more

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Another bee disease confirmed nationally

Beekeepers are resigned to having to manage another bee disease: hive testing has revealed the presence of Nosema ceranae in both the North and South islands. Read more

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Accelerometer to Detect Bee Swarming

Bee keepers are often troubled by swarming, when the queen bee leaves her old hive and leaves only the weak bees behind, taking the stronger ones with her to a new hive. Read more

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/ Utah News From The Daily Herald Newspaper / Utah And World News – The Daily Herald / Local News / Government And Politics Utah lawmaker wants raw honey clearly labeled

A Utah lawmaker wants to clearly label honey so consumers know if they are getting raw honey that has not been heated. Read more

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US expected to stop imports of Australian bees

A key export market for live bees could be closed for good because of the Asian honeybee infestation. Read more

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Propolis Effective as Root Canal Disinfectant

Antibacterial Activity of Propolis versus Conventional Endodontic Disinfectants Against Enterococcus faecalis in Infected Dentinal Tubules Read more

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Solar-powered beehive coolers increase yields

The Oregon Garden, in Silverton, recently reported a harvest of 300 pounds of honey from four first-year beehives, each of which is equipped with a solar-powered hive cooler. Read more

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Hawaii’s honey production down 19 percent, prices reach record high

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service Hawaii Field Office (NASS), Hawaii’s honey production in 2010 dropped 19 percent from the previous year to 770,000 lbs. Read more

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The ABCs of healthy bees

National expert offers advice to help beekeepers revive their hives Read more

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