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Honey industry urged to be bee mite ready

Experts say Australia’s honey industry needs to prepare for the arrival of honey bee mites. Read more

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New bait lures bee-killing Varroa mites to their doom

Varroa mites could literally be walking into a trap — thanks to a new attractant developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Gainesville, Fla. Read more

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Bee industry goes it alone on tackling varroa mite in NZ

The Government-funded programme to manage the honey bee parrasite varroa mite winds up on Monday after nine years. Read more

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Varroa mite parasite might take a bigger bite on Hawaii

The varroa mite parasite that’s been killing bees across the country is spreading on the Big Island, threatening local fruit and macadamia nut industries. Read more

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Another biological control for varroa investigated

Plant and Food research scientists are investigating a second prospect for biological control of the varroa honey bee mite. Read more

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Organic honey producer takes long-term view on varroa

The outlook is a little brighter for organic honey producers trying to control the varroa honey bee mite. 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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Death knell sounds for Europe’s beekeepers

Europe’s beekeeping industry could be wiped out in less than a decade as bees fall victim to disease, insecticides and intensive farming, international beekeeping body Apimondia said on Monday. Read more

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Honey production down 2.2% on Hawaii

Varroa mite infestation and dry weather contributed to a 2.2 percent decline in Hawai’i honey production last year, according to the local office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read More

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Don’t Blame Amateur Keepers for Declining Bees

The reason the buzz of bees was quieter last summer is because the government’s bee inspectors can’t keep tabs on us hobby beekeepers. That, at least, was the conclusion of a report yesterday from the National Audit Office. Read More

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