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Local honey prices shoot skyward

Cold, windy weather is to blame for the bees’ dramatic drop in honey production, says Mark Pitcher, owner of Babe’s Honey Farm. The Saanich company has seen a 40 per cent decrease in its production of the sweet gooey liquid … Continue reading

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Yushchenko surprises with visit to beekeeping shop

After a long day of photo ops, meetings and speeches before throngs of excited fans, Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko couldn’t resist the sweet temptation of one last unofficial stop in Winnipeg. Read More

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Bad year for blueberry growers

Pollination of berry crops is taking place right now, however, a growing number of fields – and a decreasing number of bees – spells a bad year for berries, officials fear. Read More

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Berries shrink in Canada as bees die

It could be a dark year for local blueberry growers, as bee populations continue to diminish at an unprecedented rate. 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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Has Colony Collapse Disorder Reached Canada?

In parts of the U.S. bees are going gangbusters and looking like they are supposed to look in early April … strong, ready, willing and able. But in the more northern parts of the U.S the season isn’t as advanced … Continue reading

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McCormick & Co. purchases Canadian honey company

McCormick & Co.’s latest acquisition was a pretty sweet deal. The Sparks-based spice and seasoning company purchased the shares of Billy Bee Honey Products last week for $75 million in cash. Read more

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Ontario funding takes sting out of beekeepers’ losses

After local beekeepers felt the sting of devastating hive losses last winter, news of $3 million in provincial funding to help them recover is pretty sweet. Read more

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Ontario to study mysterious bee losses

Ontario’s beekeepers are happy the government will study why the bee industry took unprecedented multimillion dollar losses this year but still hope the Agriculture Ministry will respond with compensation for a tough winter. Read more

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Ontario beekeepers to seek financial aid

Beekeepers in Ontario are gearing up to ask the provincial government for financial aid after unusually high losses of honeybees over the winter that they figure have already cost them more than $5-million. Read more

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