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Ontario museum searching for answers in mysterious death of 20,000 bees

Officials at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum are investigating the sudden death of thousands of bees in a glass-enclosed beehive exhibit. Read more

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Beekeepers expect a good year in Ontario

At a meeting of the Central Ontario Beekeepers Executive recently, at the McMullen Farm in Warsaw, there was encouraging news that the local honeybee population seems to have wintered well and like the rest of us is eagerly awaiting the … Continue reading

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Mites called biggest honeybee enemy

The varroa mite is emerging as the leading culprit in the death of Ontario honeybees, researchers say. Read more

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Bees to blame for poor pumpkin crops

Pumpkins are a seasonal fixture but anyone who misses out on finding a giant gourd this fall may be able to blame it on the bees. Read more

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Research on bees and trees gets federal boost

Learning how climate change may effect pollinators and research into developing fuels from plant materials such as forest waste are among the areas to get a boost from new Crown investments at the University of Guelph. Read more

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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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Bears and the bees no longer sting honey producers

Damages caused by sticky-fingered bears dipping their paws into beehives won’t lighten the wallets of beekeepers nearly as much anymore. Read more

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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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The buzz in Niagara: Bees face ‘extinction’

With so few bees left in Niagara, a new organization is offering people an alternative to the bug spray Raid. Read more

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