Category Archives: Asia

Giant honeybee migration

Giant honey bees (Apis dorsata) of southern Asia are vital honey producers and pollinators of cultivated crops and wild plants. They are known to migrate seasonally up to 200 km. It has been assumed their migrations occur stepwise, with stops … Continue reading

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Honeybees ‘hijack’ 3 planes at new airport terminal in India

Three aircraft, all of them parked at the new integrated terminal, were hijacked by honeybees on Monday, sending airline staff scurrying for cover and raising fears that the swanky new terminal could have turned into a happy nesting ground for … Continue reading

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UMF honey protection to tighten up in China

The protection of New Zealand’s lucrative UMF Honey exports to China has moved a step closer, with the signing this week of a memorandum of understanding between The Jiangsu Entry and Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of the People’s Republic … Continue reading

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European Union move to push listing of Endosulfan to benefit European Crop protection industry

The Pesticide Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) held a press conference today and invited speakers who pointed to European Union’s (EU) role in steering proceedings at international chemical conventions. The Stockholm Convention has been exploited by European Commission … Continue reading

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Apitherapy Journal Looks at Health Benefits of Malaysian Tualang Honey

Special Issue: Tualang HoneyJournal of ApiProduct and ApiMedical Science, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2011 Read more

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European Union Exploits Stockholm Convention

Driven by trade interest, EU is pushing Endosulfan for POP listing Elimination of Endosulfan is expected to severely impact pollination and India’s farming 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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China Drug Watchdog Slams Propolis Claims on Blood Sugar

China’s Drug Watchdog Exposes Misleading Health Advertisements Read more

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Syria Produces 2,700 Tons of Honey in 2009

Beekeeping is one of the most important agricultural industries in Syria which depends on flowers and natural pastures to produce nutritional foodstuffs and industrial materials such as honey, royal jelly, natural wax and the propolis. Read more

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Ancient Beehives Yield 3,000-Year-Old Bees

Honeybee remains found in a 3,000-year-old apiary have given archaeologists a one-of-a-kind window into the beekeeping practices of the ancient world. Read more

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