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Turning the tide for Alberta beekeepers

The 2009 Bee Winterkill Survey confirmed the trouble Alberta beekeepers have had for the past three years with the failure of readily available pest control for varroa mites, presence of a new parasite species; Nosema ceranae, and unusual cold winter … Continue reading

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Japanese companies tour Alberta honey producer operations

Three businessmen from two Japanese companies, Sojitz Foods Corporation and Kato Brothers Honey Corporation, visited Alberta in mid-July to learn more about Alberta’s beekeeping and honey production industry. Read more

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Another bad winter for Alberta honeybees

Alberta’s honeybees suffered another bad winter with hive losses hitting in the mid-30-per-cent range, said the local industry’s president. Read more

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Colony Collapse Disorder spreads to Alberta

Colony Collapse Disorder is a mysterious ailment that’s been killing off honeybees, particularly in the U.S. Read more

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As Alberta job losses mount, hope still resides in niche industries

Once the golden goose of the Canadian economy, Alberta is now shedding jobs like feathers, but those on the front lines of niche industries say the work is still there. Read More

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Here’s to mead

Ancient beverage will soon be available from Alberta’s first cottage meadery Read more

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Alberta beekeepers watching mysterious U.S. hive ailment

Alberta has 250,000 bee colonies, more than any other province. If the bee population in the province shrinks, there will be a drop in the pollination of canola crops. Read more

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