Category Archives: Misc

Man blows up beehive

Firefighters in Washington state said a beehive that exploded when covered in gas and ignited by a homeowner only damaged itself and its tree. Les mer

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Bee Venom Acts Like Botox, Turns Back Time

Thanks to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, bee venom is becoming a popular organic alternative to skin rejuvenators such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Botox. Les mer

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Propolis Potential Anti-Diabetic Agent

Antidiabetic Effect of Propolis: Reduction of Expression of Glucose-6-Phosphatase Through Inhibition of Y279 and Y216 Autophosphorylation of GSK-3/ in HepG2 Cells Read more

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Carole Currie: What do you do with boxed bees in mail?

You know it’s going to be a very bad day when you get a call at 7 a.m. from an agitated-sounding man at the post office saying there are boxes of bees waiting for you there, and they would keep … Continue reading

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New iPhone Apps in 2010: HoneyBees! 1.0

A useful new app that teaches everything you need to know about honeybees has just been released for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. HoneyBees! 1.0 is a fascinating educational app that goes into the world of beekeeping and honeybees. … Continue reading

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Coal companies urged to put in bee-friendly plants

The Kentucky House has passed a bill encouraging coal companies to help rebuild honeybee populations by planting vegetation in areas that have been mined. Read more

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New Bill Would Make Your Wisconsin Honey 100% Natural

Lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill that would make your Wisconsin honey, all natural. The proposal would require certain state standards before a product can be labeled honey. Read more

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Louisville beekeeping proposal up for final vote

Prospective beekeepers won’t need to notify neighbors or apply for a license under new rules proposed by the city as it considers allowing residents to keep backyard hives. Read more

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Michelle Obama’s Special Gift: White House Honey

At the recent G-20 economic meeting in Pittsburgh, for example, the first lady had a wooden gift box made up for each of the visiting spouses. Inside were a tea set colored like the purple-and-white Lincoln china and a crystal … Continue reading

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Leaving the Bees Be: Why Vegans Won’t Eat Honey

Most non-vegans seem to get why some people won’t eat meat. It gets a little less clear when the topics are eggs and dairy products…but the reasons can be provided and debated. When things turn to bees and honey, however, … Continue reading

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