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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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Judge reverses ruling on bees

A Hollidaysburg resident has the right to raise honeybees in his backyard, a Blair County judge ruled Monday. Read more

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Apiarists come out of hiding as New York lifts its ban on bees

Apiarists, who have long had to hide their activities with camouflaged hives, were celebrating last week. Read more

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Don’t regulate honey

Recently, the Illinois Department of Public Health has decided to regulate the distribution of local honey. If this initiative is enforced, it would cut public availability to local honey whether sold or given to a neighbor. Read more

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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.6268) to ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $10,000 annually. Read more

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NYC May Lift Ban On Beekeeping

The city’s health board has proposed lifting the longtime ban as part of a movement to encourage urban agriculture. A city councilman has also proposed a bill that would legalize beekeeping. Read more

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Louisville beekeeping proposal up for final vote

Prospective beekeepers won’t need to notify neighbors or apply for a license under new rules proposed by the city as it considers allowing residents to keep backyard hives. Read more

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Florida sets purity standards for honey

Florida is the first state to regulate honey, prohibiting additives and chemicals as well as requiring specific sugar levels. Read more

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New law makes beekeeping all the buzz in Minneapolis

Beekeeping is now legal in Minneapolis, after being banned for more than three decades. The change has beekeepers rejoicing – cautiously. Read more

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Beekeeper threatens to sue if hives removed

A beekeeper has said he will sue the council if they make him remove his hives from an allotment. Jason Clegg has been ordered to remove his five hives of honey bees from the Willwood Avenue allotment in Oakes. Read … Continue reading

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