Category Archives: Europe

Badly stung beekeeper comes round in a coffin after bumbling doctor says he’s dead

A beekeeper passed out after being stung…and woke up in a pitch-black closed coffin. Read more

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French roads to help honey bees

Paris – France is to sow nectar-bearing flowers on the sides of roads in an experiment aimed at helping the honey bee, hit by an alarming worldwide decline, the ministry of sustainable development said on Tuesday. Read more

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BBKA to fund a PhD project into investigating the genetic basis of hygienic behaviour in honeybees

The British Beekeepers’ Association, which represents more than 16,000 of the country’s amateur beekeepers, will give a £36,000 grant to support the work of a post graduate student over the next three years, in the prestigious Laboratory of Apiculture and … Continue reading

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Bees Equiped With Microchips Help Explain Hive Declines

In hopes of better understanding why bee populations are in decline, scientists are attaching microchips to bees to monitor their movements. The tiny device is glued to the back of the bees works with equipment installed at the entrance of … Continue reading

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Loss of forage biggest long-term threat to bees

Intensification of farming and subsequent decline in food sources rather than pesticides or disease seen as biggest threat to honey bees Read more

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Beeswax plant fire ruled accidental

Investigators have concluded that a fire which destroyed a building at a beeswax purification plant in Winfred, Aberdeen was accidental and resulted from solvent that vaporized and ignited. Read more

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Disease threat to bees comes under the microscope at college

A parasitic disease threatening honey bees was among 11 research topics tackled recently by lecturers at Moray College. The £3,000 study into varroasis was one of the college’s first small research projects necessary to gain university status. Read more

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Healthy Estonian Chocolate Bars Made with Pollen, Propolis, Honey

Estonia is known for its innovativeness and eagerness to adopt and invent new technologies. Yet the old and the traditional has not at all been forgotten… Read more

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Moldova will resume honey export to EU in 2010

The European Commission has decided Moldova will resume exporting honey to the EU in 2010, the Moldovan Economy Ministry announced, cited by RBC agency. Read more

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Healer who refused traditional medicine died after treating infection with honey

A former nurse who turned to the world of alternative medicine was accused at the High Court of being responsible for the death of her ”soulmate” partner. Read more

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