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Viruses threaten wild bumblebees

  Several viruses associated with managed honeybees may pose a widespread risk to bumblebees in the wild, according to latest research. It identified five viruses from both wild bumblebees and managed honeybees at 26 sites across Great Britain. Previously research … Continue reading

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Mite and weather blamed for Guernsey low honey yield

A parasitic mite and unfavourable weather have caused a drop in honey production in Guernsey, the island’s beekeepers association has said. Honey bees have been affected by the Varroa mite and the cold weather and strong winds at the start … Continue reading

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UC Davis lab a busy hive of bee research

Michael Kim Fondrk has what you might call the magic touch. Inside the “love shack” at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis, he grabs a male bee between his thumb and forefinger, presses on the drone’s thorax in … Continue reading

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Gardening dilemma leads to beekeeping passion for Foley resident

Two years ago, Daryl Pichoff was tending his small garden in Foley when he stumbled across his passion … beekeeping. “I was harvesting cucumbers when I noticed some of them were curling and were not nice and long and straight … Continue reading

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