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Make Your Own Honey with Backyard Beekeeping

Imagine having your own source of honey in your backyard. You can have it anytime you want. How do you do it? Are The Odds In Your Favor? Deciding to be a beekeeper is a little...
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Robot bees vs real bees – why tiny drones can’t compete with the real...

The latest service to be revolutionised by drones might not be package delivery or internet connections but the far more valuable service of pollination. Researchers in Japan have been exploring the potential of using...
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All is quiet… but is that a good thing?

Years ago, long before oxygen and carbon monoxide sensors were invented, coal miners took canaries down the mine shafts with them to provide some basic safety. As long as the birds kept singing, the...

Save Our Honeybees

Our honeybees are in crisis and there are serious effects already in motion due to the loss of these precious and very useful creatures. Without honeybees our flora, fauna and our food sources are...
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The Buzz About National Honey Bee Day

Saturday, August 17 was National Honey Bee Day across two nations, in fact: Canada and the United States. This holiday celebrating our pollinatin’ pals – whose very existence supports about ⅓ of the human food...
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EFSA Study: Pesticides Harming Bees

On January 6th, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded that crops attractive to honeybees (in particular the European Apis mellifera) cannot contain chemicals from the neonicotinoid family of pesticides. This conclusion was reached...
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Honeybees and pesticides: British scientists say no connection

A new study by Britain’s Food and Environment Agency is triggering backlash over a French ban on a particular pesticide. Reuters reports that British scientists have shot down an April study, led by French scientist...
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Barack Obama’s bees deliver 175 pounds of honey this year

Although the U.S. White House is usually busy dealing with a faltering economy and terrorism-related threats in the Middle East, it's been buzzing with a different kind of activity this season. The honeybees on the...
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Honeybee Populations Declining Due To Contamination

Populations of honeybees has been declining at an alarming rate recently, and an analysis of the dead bees in hives in Indiana has been conducted over the last 2 years. The results revealed that a significant number of the dead bees...

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