Monthly Archives: November 2013

Device to protect honeybee hives

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — There is worldwide concern about the decline in populations of honeybees that not only provide honey but pollination for many crops. Insects are responsible for pollinating about a third of the world’s crops, and honeybees do … Continue reading

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Local bee deaths spark new rules

More than five months after about 50,000 bumblebees died en masse in Hillsboro and Wilsonville, Oregon Department of Agriculture officials have imposed labeling requirements and educational outreach plans designed to protect bees and other pollinators. Starting in 2014, the ODA … Continue reading

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The Passionate Beekeeper

Rwanda: Kayuki  JUST AT THE AGE OF EIGHT, while still a primary school pupil, Vincent Hakizimana aka Kayuki started installing beehives in what turned out to be his life-long passion and sole income earner. WDA General Director, Jerome Gasana (L) … Continue reading

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First aid: Bee sting treatment

In most Bee Sting cases, simple first aid at the time of the incident will be enough to handle common pain, redness and itching. Bee Stings can cause minor discomfort and swelling as part of an allergic reaction to the … Continue reading

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Stinging claims on healing honey

The $120 million manuka honey industry is bracing for a critical BBC expose of “counterfeit” products, which some producers fear could cause irreparable damage to their reputation. The BBC was in New Zealand last week interviewing for its documentary, expected … Continue reading

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Bee film, talk set for Arms Library Tuesday

SHELBURNE FALLS — “Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us” is an award-winning documentary about “Colony Collapse Disorder” of honeybee hives and of efforts to preserve them. The film will be shown by the Buckland Energy Committee … Continue reading

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Oldest alcoholic drink returning to India in December

VILNIUS (LITHUANIA): The world’s oldest alcoholic drink, the recipe for which finds a mention in the Rig Veda, is making its way back to the country of its birth. The Lithuanian company that holds the patent for Madhu Madya (honey alcohol), the … Continue reading

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The Award of Shame: Vote to Save the Bees!

Switzerland – On November 26, online voting for the public eye Awards opened; the competition that puts the spotlight on corporations with a dismal record in terms of social and environmental responsibility.  Commonly referred to as “awards of shame”, the initiative was … Continue reading

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Apivita: Bees provide key ingredient for cosmetics firm

Niki Koutsiana describes how she was inspired to create her bee products company Apivita with her husband Nikos Entrepreneurs often talk about the hard work, the brilliant idea or the lucky break that was the secret of their success – … Continue reading

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Adopt a hive

Little about Adopt a hive We are a small well established bee keeping company, and we have been selling our award winning honey for many years to the local community and via our Web site Recently funding for supporting bee keepers, … Continue reading

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Farmers urged to consider plight of pollinators

Concern about the harmful impact of pesticides on honeybee producers needs to be extended to wild pollinators, which are just as much at risk, says the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario. As part of the ongoing debate over the loss … Continue reading

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Oman produces superior quality honey

Honey is at the base of many traditional remedies and herbal formulas in many ancient cultures. The Arabs consider honey therapeutic and the Arabic name for bee is nahlat, which means a gift of Allah. No doubt honey is an … Continue reading

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Heckrodt gets grant for bee project

MENASHA — Local efforts to care for the state’s natural resources recently were recognized by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, which provided $1,000 through its C.D. Besadny Conservation Grants program to support honey bees at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve. “Our Foundation … Continue reading

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Beekeeping: Blowing Smoke

There are all sorts of gadgets now for beekeeping. Frame spacers, hive carriers, frame holders, bee brushes, cappings scratchers, frame cleaners, and the list goes on and on. For most beekeepers, many of these items are unnecessary, and can even … Continue reading

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‘Wildlife at risk’ from incoming ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths

Wildlife could be at risk from an imminent ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths, farmers and beekeepers have warned. On Sunday, a European Union-wide ban on three neonicotinoids will come into force, but the National Farmers Union (NFU) and British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) have … Continue reading

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Keeping the buzz alive through BMPs and research

The buzz of a strong honey bee colony can put a jingle in more than the beekeeper’s pocket, according to one bee biologist. As discussions evolve around protecting honey bees used to pollinate a host of crops – the largest … Continue reading

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The beekeeper’s holiday dreams of honeybees

 degrees, Marc Hoffman and I donned our beekeeping veils to check out some of the hives he keeps on the far edge of an apple orchard at Heyser Farms market in Colesville. The bees were as active as ever, the foragers returning … Continue reading

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CHEF IS FARMING BEES AT LA COSTA RESORT

CARLSBAD — A small square of concrete on the south side of the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is abuzz with construction activity these days, but most passers-by would never notice the 10,000 industrious workers there. Besides its two golf … Continue reading

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Documentary on bee crisis to be shown in Stourport

AN award-winning film about what would happen if bees became extinct will be shown in Stourport. The Wyre Forest Friends of the Earth will be presenting More Than Honey, a documentary by Oscar-nominated Markus Imhoof. The film supports the Bee … Continue reading

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Honeybees on the Verge of Extinction

In my 25-year experience at the US EPA, nothing illustrated the deleterious nature of “pesticides” and “regulation” better than the plight of honeybees. Here is a beneficial insect pollinating a third of America’s crops, especially fruits and vegetables, and we … Continue reading

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Bees benefited by beneficial board

Let us celebrate and hail the honey bee. While the county board was passing its $488 million budget for 2014 recently, officials made a modest step to support bees and the rural keeping thereof. It was a wise thing they … Continue reading

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Oregon restricts insecticides after bumblebee deaths

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has restricted the use of two insecticides to help protect pollinators, including honeybees. The action comes after thousands of bumblebees were killed this summer with a misapplication of insecticides on European linden trees, according to … Continue reading

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Honey, how sweet it is

What if I told you that it is possible for you to eat a form of food that has been around for thousands of years and one that tastes the same as it did thousands of years ago? Where as … Continue reading

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Understanding the Role of the Worker Bee in a Hive

Originally posted on Adopt A Hive:
The majority of the bee hive’s population consists of worker bees. Like the queen, worker bees are all female. They are smaller, their abdomens are shorter, and on their hind legs they possess pollen baskets, which are used…

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The woman raising awareness about the plight of bees

With the launch of New Zealand’s first National Honey Week, an Auckland woman says city dwellers can do their bit to safeguard a vital species. Kim Kneijber’s beehives are a little-known honeytrap in the heart of the city. The hobbyist … Continue reading

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