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Ancient Beehives Yield 3,000-Year-Old Bees

Honeybee remains found in a 3,000-year-old apiary have given archaeologists a one-of-a-kind window into the beekeeping practices of the ancient world. Read more

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Soldier uses bees to get undue leave

Female soldier serving in south inflicts multiple bee stings on herself after her request to be restationed was denied. IDF authorities press charges; soldier gets 12 days in brig Read more

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How bad is a bee sting for kids? Maybe worse than you think

More than 30 percent of all Israeli children stung by bees will develop allergic reactions, according to new research on the subject. The study also revealed that one in every 25 stung children will develop a life-threatening reaction. Read more

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Israel looks to West Bank beekeepers to meet honey demands

Two weeks ago, Erez Ben Sa’adon, a vintner, farmer and novice beekeeper, received a frantic phone call from the West Bank settlement of Eli. A swarm of bees had left its hive and was approaching one the settlement’s day-care centers. … Continue reading

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Israelis discover cure for bee ccd-associated virus

An Israeli-US company Beeologics is taking rapid measures to bring to market a proprietary anti-viral agent that promises to alleviate the effects of the virus strongly associated with Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), with full-scale FDA trials commencing next month. Read … Continue reading

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Bee-rating in the land of milk and honey

She isn’t your standard beauty queen. With five eyes and six legs, she isn’t going to bring world peace or save the whales, but the winner of the annual bee beauty pageant held at the Israeli boutique honey farm Dvorat … Continue reading

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An ancient Israeli site yields the oldest known archaeological example of beekeeping

Scientists have unearthed the remains of a large-scale beekeeping operation at a nearly 3,000-year-old Israeli site, which dates to the time of biblical accounts of King David and King Solomon. Read More

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