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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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City could soon allow backyard beekeeping

The bees are no longer buzzing at Jaquie Bunse’s Edmonds condo. Read More

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Canada: Disappearing bees could devastate agricultural production

The dead bees under a microscope at a Pennsylvania lab last fall had been sicker than sick. All bees catch viruses from time to time, but these carried every infection going: deformed wing virus, sacbrood virus, Kashmir bee virus, blackened … Continue reading

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B.C. beekeepers suspect honey-laundering

B.C. beekeepers are buzzing over reports of honey-laundering by unscrupulous importers. Read More

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Organic bees may be immune to mysterious disorder

Organic bees appear to be unaffected by the mysterious disorder that is killing off commercial bees, some beekeepers say. While the mainstream beekeeping industry has lost up to one-third of its populations, there have been almost no reports of colony … Continue reading

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Beekeeper can’t give away free honey

A Guelph beekeeper has been ordered by the Toronto Board of Health to stop giving out samples at his CNE booth, because the board says eating anything in the same area as animals is a public health risk. Read More

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Sick apiary bees threaten wild hives and crops

Wild bumblebees are probably contracting a disorienting and often fatal disease from their commercial cousins, contributing to the decline of pollinators in North America, according to a Canadian study. Read More

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Toronto hotel boasts own honey from rooftop hives

The arrival of three queens and their 40,000 workers has created a new buzz at one of Toronto’s oldest hotels, and given chefs at the massive grey stone building first dibs on up to 700 pounds of honey. Read More

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Canada Truck Crash Turns Honeybee Cargo into Sting Operation

A truck jackknifed on the Trans-Canada Highway Monday morning, releasing 12 million honeybees in the northwest corner of New Brunswick. Read More

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