Category Archives: North America

Buzz about U professor is ‘genius’

A University of Minnesota bee researcher gets a big surprise: a MacArthur “genius” grant. Read more

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Honey laundering’ draws protests from producers

An industry group alleged Monday that Chinese businesses are bringing honey into the United States illegally, by lying about the product’s origin to bypass expensive import tariffs and fees. It’s called “honey laundering,” and officials say it’s a serious issue … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Haven to open at school

The buzz on the Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre refuge designed to educate students and the public about agriculture’s most important little helpers. Plus a list of plants at the garden and tips on avoiding bee stings. Read more

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SoCal honey plant fire doused after 6 hours

Fire has destroyed a 10,000-square-foot honey processing plant in San Diego County, California, but no one was hurt in the blaze. Read more

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Library beehives example of resurgence in beekeeping

In the heart of Utah’s most urban setting you’ll find something quite unexpected. It’s a bit of experiment that is literally taking off. There’s often a steady migration to the fifth floor of the Salt Lake City Library — of … Continue reading

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USDA provides assistance to producers of honeybees, livestock and farm-raised fish

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that disaster assistance will be issued to livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers that suffered losses in 2008 because of disease, adverse weather or other conditions. Read more

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UPDATE 2-Monsanto fined $2.5 mln on pesticide/seed misbrand

Monsanto Co (MON.N) has agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine for misbranding biotech cotton seeds in what regulators called the largest settlement of its kind for violating U.S. insecticide law.

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Continued decline in honey bee colonies confirmed by latest survey

According to a recent survey conducted by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, beekeepers report a 33.8 percent decline in managed honey bee colonies nationwide. The reported losses were from all causes during the period … Continue reading

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Video: Beeswax Bio-Booms Used in Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

Thousands of feet of bio-boom have been ordered to help clean up the Gulf and its maker is a company in Robinson Township. Read more

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Bulk honey seized by US Marshals due to deadly antibiotic ingredient

US Federal Marshals, at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has seized 64 drums of imported bee’s honey from a Philadelphia distribution center recently after it was learned that it contained a toxic antibiotic that could lead … Continue reading

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