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Beekeepers Tell Pesticide Firm to Buzz Off

One of the world’s biggest pesticide companies, Syngenta, has been accused of a “howling conflict of interest” for funding research into the disappearance of honeybees – a problem which some people claim it may have helped cause. Read more

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£1 million award to address honeybee decline

Scientists at Rothamsted Research and Warwick University have been awarded £1M by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in partnership with Syngenta, to research the decline of honeybees. 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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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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U.S. Congress Eyeing Honeybee Support

The U.S. Congress is considering appropriating millions of dollars for honeybee research that could reap benefits, experts say. Read more

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Colony Collapse Disorder Research Is (Finally) Gearing Up

A year later, here’s how $4.1 million in new federal honey bee research money is being spent. Read more

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More money to fight bee decline

Nearly half a million pounds of funding to protect honeybees has been announced by the Welsh Assembly Government. Read more

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New Hawaii petroleum tax

Looking for money to finance renewable energy and food security, state lawmakers have agreed to increase a per barrel tax on petroleum products sold by distributors, which could cost consumers a few cents more per gallon of gasoline but eventually … Continue reading

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L’Oréal Paris joins quarantine fight to save our honeybees

The world’s leading cosmetics manufacturer, L’Oréal Paris, has become the first corporation to help finance the fight to save Australia’s honeybee population, promising $50,000 towards protecting local bees from the Varroa Destructor mite. Read More

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Wyman’s of Maine Grants $50,000 to Research CCD

To speed the search for the cause of an epidemic killing honey bees – and threatening food crops across the country – Wyman’s of Maine, the premier brand of wild blueberries, today presented $50,000 to the Department of Entomology at … Continue reading

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