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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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Anhui: Biggest Honey Exporting Province in China in Jan-Nov Period

Between January and November, Anhui’s honey exports reached 26,056 tonnes, worth $49.5 million, ranking first in the country, local authorities said. The province saw a 48.15 percent and 50.56 percent year-on-year rise in the volume and value of the exports, … Continue reading

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Council’s eco-grant has pupils all abuzz

There’s a buzz at Mount Terry Primary School – and it’s not just coming from students excited about the coming holidays. The school recently bought a colony of stingless native bees and a hive for their outdoor kitchen garden, thanks … Continue reading

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When buying honey, be aware of impostors

Christmas is one of the most popular times to buy honey — either as a gift or for baking. And that means consumers need to watch for honey fraud, said Bevan Weed, president of the Wasatch Beekeeping Association. With the bee … Continue reading

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Two insecticides a risk for human nervous system: EU

Brussels — The EU warned Tuesday that two widely used insecticides, one of which has already been implicated in bee population decline, may pose a risk to human health. The neonicotinoid insecticides acetamiprid and imidacloprid “may affect the developing human … Continue reading

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U.S. Sugar employee dies after bee attack in Clewiston

CLEWISTON—In what can only be described as a ‘freak accident’, a U.S. Sugar employee died last week after a swarm of bees stung him while he was conducting his normal rounds at his job. In the wake of the incident, … Continue reading

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Origins and Evolutionary History of the Honey Bee

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Bee visitors and their policing

The bumble bee is an important wild pollinator. For hive bees, many agriculturalists have to keep hives, while the many bumbly species look after themselves and have not suffered traumatic infections like the domestic species. Pesticides however have decimated them … Continue reading

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Let’s bee ‘aving you: Grumpy bear tries to fight bee

A massive Kodiak bear is finding this pesky bee a royal pain as it buzzes around his head just out of reach. This incredible comedic moment was captured in the bear den at Buffalo Zoo. Terry Cervi from Buffalo, New York, USA … Continue reading

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Strange migrating bees on the move in South America

ECUADOR, Dec. 9, 2013 — As scientists desperately research why honeybees are disappearing and dying at alarming rates, they now they have another unexplained behavior to figure out: Migration. Bees migrating back and forth to specific places with the seasons, … Continue reading

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Bee Researchers Make Friends with a Killer

In the Mexican highlands, nestled between towering cliffs blanketed with verdant temperate jungle, is the tiny mountain town of Tepotzlan. Home to an ancient Aztec outpost high in the mountains and inhabited with monkeylike creatures called coatis, it is the … Continue reading

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Honeybee Robots?

I don’t claim to have the most abundant flower garden at our home, but I think I saw fewer than about 50 honeybees all this year. And the bad news, as the media have reported now for months, is that … Continue reading

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Honeybee groups sue EPA over insecticide registration

A group of beekeeping groups has filed a challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency over its approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, which is highly toxic to honeybees. Sulfoxaflor, marketed by Dow Chemical under the brand names Closer and Transform, is … Continue reading

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BridgePort Brewing Company Releases Oak Aged Honey Porter

If you weren’t able to make it down to this year’s Holiday Ale Fest and try BridgePort’s Oak Aged Honey Porter, the latest beer in their Mettle & Mash series, you can now find it on tap at their Northwest Portland pub. … Continue reading

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EPA sued over bees

Beekeepers are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its approval of a chemical they say kills honey producers. The pesticide sulfoxaflor is “highly toxic” to bees and other insects, the groups say, and could be contributing to broader declines … Continue reading

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Alert over beehives

THE National Bee Keeping Association in Fiji is calling on beekeepers to be wary of the spread of virus and unwanted pathogens when beginning hives for their farm. Ministry of Agriculture’s national co-ordinator Honey Industry, Kamal Prasad said a viral … Continue reading

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Cameron all abuzz over project

Agriculture students at Cameron University are looking at a sweet future. A student with an interest in apiculture  also known as beekeeping  has been taking care of a commercial hive on the Cameron farm this semester and has already harvested … Continue reading

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Guy Covered in 500,000 Bees

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Bee health debate heats up over pesticides

A new national campaign to restrict use of a widely applied group of pesticides is bringing increased attention to the question of how to improve the health of honeybees and other pollinators. This week a full-page advertisement appeared in major … Continue reading

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Reason for vanishing honeybees remains a mystery, speaker says

FARGO – Since about 2006, experts from across the country have worked on answering a major question for American agriculture: What is killing America’s honeybees? Today, the question remains largely unanswered, although it is beginning to look like there is … Continue reading

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VCE: VERMONT BUMBLE BEES IN PERIL

NORWICH – More than one-quarter of Vermont’s bumble bee species, which are vital crop pollinators, have either vanished or are in serious decline, according to a new investigation from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE). After conducting the most extensive … Continue reading

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LaBelle family business is a sweet life

It’s an oft-repeated fact that in rural Hendry County, cattle outnumber humans by more than 2 to 1, with populations of 85,000 and 37,400 respectively . But in terms of sheer numbers, Renee Curtis Pratt has the county’s cattle industry … 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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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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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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