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California: Mandarin Grower: “Don’t Blame the Bees”

A local grower responded to the growing debate between California tangerine growers and its nearby beekeepers. Recently, growers near Fresno said the bees have been trespassing, cross-pollinating between the seeded and seedless variety of citrus fruit in nearby orchards. Read … Continue reading

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California seedless tangerine growers, at war with beekeepers

Is it trespassing when bees do what bees do in California’s tangerine groves? Read More

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UCD bee experts partner with Apiary Board

Honey bee specialists at UC Davis are working closely with the California State Apiary Board to help maintain a healthy bee population in the Golden State. Read More

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Governor’s signings, vetoes mixed in California

Givernor vetoes against Napa County Democrat Noreen Evans’ bill that would have increased penalties for those who steal beehives in California. Read More

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Beekeepers suspect pesticide in hive deaths

Los Banos beekeeper Gene Brandi made a decision last year that cut into his bottom line, but he thinks it may ensure the survival of his bees. He will no longer allow his bees to pollinate watermelon crops – no … Continue reading

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Bee research aims for diverse bee genetic pool

University of California Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey and Steve Sheppard, a professor and apiculturist at Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., are investigating several races of the Western or European honey bee (Apis mellifera), which European settlers brought to America … Continue reading

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Heat hammers honey bees

On days when temperatures exceed 100 degrees, bees collect more water to cool the hive to protect immature bees and ward against a meltdown, says University of California, Davis bee specialist Susan Cobey. Read More

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As prices increase, so do bee hive thefts

Third-generation beekeeper Roscoe Hall spent the last year fretting over a disease that’s inexplicably caused thousands of his industrious insects to abandon their colonies. Read more

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Hive heists sting beekeepers Thefts have cost apiarists in California up to $330,000 in past 18 months

Third-generation beekeeper Roscoe Hall spent the past year fretting over a disease that’s inexplicably caused thousands of his industrious insects to abandon their colonies. Now, entire hives are disappearing, too. Read more

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Breeding better bees

Out-of-state researchers visit California to test bee health Read more

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