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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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Bottled Honey Shuts Down California Airport

U.S. officials say a suspicious material found in a passenger’s bag that triggered a security scare at a California airport on Tuesday actually turned out to be bottles of honey. Read more

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Bees can learn differences in food’s temperature

Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that honeybees can discriminate between food at different temperatures, an ability that may assist bees in locating the warm, sugar-rich nectar or high-protein pollen produced by many flowers. Read more

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Busy researchers launch bee website

University of California researchers have launched a new website that’s all about bees. (There is an error in the link in the article.  This is the correct link. Read more

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Bees face another killer: selenium

Selenium, a potent toxin, is showing up in alarming concentrations in the pollen and nectar of two plants common in California’s Central Valley, according to a new study. Read more

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California Honey Output Up Despite Bee Ailment

Honey production rose by more than one-third in California last year, even as beekeepers continue battling a mysterious ailment that is causing millions of honeybees to disappear. Read More

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Calif. regs allow beekeeping near citrus groves

California growers of mandarin oranges are disappointed by a state agency’s proposed regulations that don’t force commercial bee hives to stay away from their groves. Read More

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Tainted Chinese honey renews calls for country-of-origin labeling

California honey producers are petitioning the government to include honey in so-called “country-of-origin” label requirements so consumers know where the jars of sweet stuff came from. Read More

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California sets rules to resolve bee dispute

In an attempt to end a dispute between California’s beekeepers and citrus growers, the California Department of Food and Agriculture is coming out with rules to help both industries decide where bees should be located. Read More

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