Category Archives: Business

Kenya honey heads to Europe

Kenyan bee farmers will begin exporting honey to the European market in the next two weeks, following the commissioning of new testing equipment at the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). Read more

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Bee disease threatens SA fruit exports

Hundreds of thousands of South African bees are at risk from a disease sweeping through hives and posing a threat to fruit and vegetable farming in the country, an industry expert said. Read more

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Tourism tries a little honey to catch more travel agents

Two executive branch agencies are teaming up to make travel agents a little sweeter on the Virgin Islands. Read More

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Tainted Chinese honey renews calls for country-of-origin labeling

California honey producers are petitioning the government to include honey in so-called “country-of-origin” label requirements so consumers know where the jars of sweet stuff came from. Read More

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Farmers may face beehive fees in NZ

At present farmers don’t pay for pollination, but if honey prices remain flat while the number of wild bees diminishes, apiarists may have to charge for their hive services, says Marlborough apiarist Darren Clifford. Read More

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Soap. Is it needed for honey laundering? Watch those labels.

“”It changed even more Saturday night,” he said, “when some friends came over. They brought a small honey gift, and as we sat down to eat we decided to try it. One of our friends tried the gift on some … Continue reading

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B.C. beekeepers suspect honey-laundering

B.C. beekeepers are buzzing over reports of honey-laundering by unscrupulous importers. Read More

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Latest buzz for beekeepers is crop insurance

The buzz in the honeybee industry these days is about crop insurance — now available to beekeepers for the first time. Read More

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“Honey Laundering” Under the Spotlight

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is out this week with a special report on the global honey industry that will leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Read More

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Uganda: Agribusiness

You have to feed hens to give you eggs and you need enough fodder for a cow to yield milk. But for bees it is a total contrast. Read More

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