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Honeybees ‘hijack’ 3 planes at new airport terminal in India

Three aircraft, all of them parked at the new integrated terminal, were hijacked by honeybees on Monday, sending airline staff scurrying for cover and raising fears that the swanky new terminal could have turned into a happy nesting ground for … Continue reading

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European Union move to push listing of Endosulfan to benefit European Crop protection industry

The Pesticide Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) held a press conference today and invited speakers who pointed to European Union’s (EU) role in steering proceedings at international chemical conventions. The Stockholm Convention has been exploited by European Commission … Continue reading

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European Union Exploits Stockholm Convention

Driven by trade interest, EU is pushing Endosulfan for POP listing Elimination of Endosulfan is expected to severely impact pollination and India’s farming Read more

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How do bees land on the spot? Indian-origin scientist finds out

A study led by a scientist of Indian-origin has decoded the tricky art of landing by honey bees, a finding that can have huge implications in making better robot planes. Read more

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Apitherapy now in Madurai

The next time someone you know complains of joint pain, hot water bottles and medication need not be the only solution. Read more

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Orissa tribals in India adopt beekeeping business

Tribals in Orissa’s Kaoraput district take to apiculture to earn a living. A non- governmental organization called ‘Sarvodaya Committee’ initiated the honey collection in 1955, aided by Orissa Khadi and Village industry board. Read more

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Silent Killer of Honey Bees in Kerala: Mobile Towers and Radiation

A new study the electromagnetic waves also known as EM waves pose a threat to the honey bees and an abrupt and drastic decrease in the bee population was observed in areas that had installed new cell phone towers. Update: … Continue reading

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Outside exporters sell honey under ‘Kashmir’ brand

Kashmir apiculturists have demanded legal action against unscrupulous exporters of Punjab and Tamil Nadu, who are selling inferior honey under brand name ‘Kashmir’ similar to Kashmir honey.“It is simply a brand theft,” said Altaf Ahmad, an apiculturist. Read more

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India: Need for a balance in dealing with beehives

Undeniably, friction is inherent in the interface between honey bees and humans. Often provoked by mischievous acts of humans, swarmsof bees that have lived harmoniously in the city beautiful for decades descend upon passersby. Read More

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India: Money beyond honey

Honeybees are no longer just reared for their honey but for boosting crop yield in a big way through cross pollination. Read More

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