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Export of honey from India expected to rise in 2009-10

With the honey production in the Kashmir valley showing considerable surge, the authorities have set the target for honey export for 2009-10 to 250 metric tonnes, an official spokesman said on Sunday. Read More

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Gather honey minus stings, in a ‘spacesuit’

The protective gear is the innovation of Nageshwara Charitable Trust (NCT), a Nagpur-based NGO that runs a honey-collection project in the tribal districts of Vidarbha and markets the honey in a venture that has changed the way honey hunters have … Continue reading

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Indian scientists use cow urine for better rearing of honeybees

Scientists in Uttarakhand are making use of cow urine to save bees from contacting microbial diseases during the rearing process. Read More

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Honey industry stung by traces of antibiotics, lead

India’s flourishing honey industry, based primarily in Punjab, has pressed the panic button after over 90 per cent of export samples were found contaminated with residues of antibiotics and lead. Read More

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Pesticides killing bees in Kumaon, India

It is a potential source of foreign exchange. Apis dorsata, a wild variety of bee found in the mid hills of Kumaon and the only producer of organic honey in the region is now getting wiped out fast, thanks to … Continue reading

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India: Every villager collects honey

In the day time, villagers in hordes,move towards the forest with all the apparatus needed to tap honey from the hives. In a night, a family on an average collects 120 litres of honey. Read More

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Unseasonal rains ruin wild honey yield in Kerala, India

Unseasonal rains have sharply brought down the yield of wild honey in Kerala’s Wayanad region this year, depriving the hard-pressed tribals of their supplementary income. Read More

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Bee sting-new treatment regimen for arthritis, multiple sclerosis

While most of us rush to the doctor if stung by a red coloured wasp, there are others who wait for the bee keeper to remove a live bee from its hive with a pair of tweezers, hold it next … Continue reading

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Bees make a beeline for medical institute in India

How would you like getting a bed in one of the best hospitals of the city and a view of a beehive right next to it? Yes, after a serious rat-infestation, now bees have paid a visit to the Rajendra … Continue reading

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Mysterious disease kills honeybees in India

Amidst the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu virus outbreak in West Bengal districts, the state government may strive again to contain the mysterious ailment that has killed millions of honeybees across the state, especially in Nadia and South … Continue reading

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