Tag Archives: California

Garfield County beekeepers abuzz about Calif. almond crop

In the darkness before dawn, a forklift piles multicolored boxes atop a flatbed trailer hitched to a semi-truck. Staged on the accommodating flat ground of a gravel pit near Rulison, hundreds of the painted wooden boxes await shipment. The boxes … Continue reading

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A new suspect in bee deaths: the US government

As scientists race to pinpoint the cause of the global collapse of honey bee populations that pollinate a third of the world’s crops, environmental groups have indentified one culprit: US authorities who continue to approve pesticides implicated in the apian … 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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Beetle Baffle give bees a fighting chance against a major threat, the small hive beetle

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 about 80 percent of … Continue reading

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Eagle County couple are in the bee business

EAGLE COUNTY — Ranchers in Eagle County are a busy lot. Raising cattle is the main endeavor and tasks include fence mending, repairing ranch equipment, tending to newborns in the spring, branding and a host of other activities. A rancher … Continue reading

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Bee retail store, warehouse coming to area

Bee retail store, warehouse coming to area. HANOVER TWP. — A 60,000-square-foot store and warehouse catering to those who raise honeybees is expected to open in early 2014 and bring about 20 jobs to the Wyoming Valley. The facility, owned … Continue reading

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