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Chirnside beekeeper stung by thieves

A Chirnside beekeeper has told how he was the victim of a sting operation after thieves stole 10 hives and between, 240,000 and 280,000 bees. Read more

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Seattle defendant pleads guilty to importing tainted Chinese honey

A Chinese citizen accused of illegally importing honey to the United States — including one shipment tainted with antibiotics — pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court at Seattle. Read more

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Thieves plunder royal beekeeper’s hives

Police are questioning beekeepers after as many as 500,000 bees were stolen from a farm, it emerged yesterday. Read more

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Hive rustlers are stealing bees by the million

Beekeepers stung by pestilence and poor weather are being warned to protect their hives from rustlers as thefts rise to unprecedented levels due to a national shortage of bees. Read more

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Charges Say Chinese Honey Evaded U.S. Duty

A Chinese national and a Seattle-area man have been charged with mislabeling honey from China in order to evade U.S. import duties. Read more

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Britain stung with bee hive thefts

Thieves have begun targeting bee farms throughout Britain to steal entire bee hives for possible sales on the apian black market, experts say. Read more

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Man murdered beekeeper for his honey

An Australian man was convicted Wednesday of murdering a fellow beekeeper so he could steal 40,000 Australian dollars ($27,880) worth of honey and has been sentenced to life in prison. Read More

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Beekeeper admits selling toxic honey

A beekeeper has admitted four charges relating to the sale of toxic honeycomb which poisoned about 20 people. Read More

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Beekeeper offering sweet reward for information

A Florida beekeeper is offering a sweet reward – $1,000 – for information leading to the arrest of vandals who destroyed 140 wooden hives of bees. Read More

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Soap. Is it needed for honey laundering? Watch those labels.

“”It changed even more Saturday night,” he said, “when some friends came over. They brought a small honey gift, and as we sat down to eat we decided to try it. One of our friends tried the gift on some … Continue reading

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