Pesticides, Chemical Companies, Court Ruling, Honeybees

Ruling May Change Bee Death, Pesticides Debate

Safety tests submitted to European regulators by chemical companies will be revealed soon and could have a major impact on the debate around the number of global bee deaths. The decision has been hailed by environmental groups, which have insisted on transparency relating to how pesticides are regulated. Neonicotinoid pesticides, including those manufactured by Bayer…

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manuka honey, lawsuit

Court Rejects Lawsuit, Sets Beekeepers Back

A federal court rejected a lawsuit regarding pesticides in seed coatings, causing a setback for beekeepers around the U.S. Beekeepers and consumer groups issued a lawsuit against the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to regulate insecticide coatings on crop seeds since many experts believe that the pesticides in the coatings are a key element in the…

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caramelized brussel sprouts, manuka honey

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts You Will Fall In Love With!

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Apples and Pecans While many of us still adhere to our childhood displeasure at the thought of having to eat Brussel sprouts, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this nutritious, and actually quite good, vegetable. This recipe in particular, for Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Apples and Pecans, is sure…

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wound care, manuka horse, horses

Doctor Says Manuka Honey Works for Wound Care?

According to Dr. Anna O’Brien, a veterinarian, a study was conducted at the University of Glasglow, and it led researchers to the conclusion that various types of honey have antimicrobial properties that could help inhibit the growth of bacteria often found in horse leg wounds. Also, another Glasglow study claims to have discovered agents in honey…

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Maori people, manuka honey, land rates, New Zealand, earthquake

NZ Beekeepers Shaken by Earthquake

Following a fairly devastating recent earthquake in New Zealand, there have been damaged beehives and bee losses among the casualties on the island. The difficulty of reaching the isolated bee hives, in addition to damages and losses, are just some of the challenges facing New Zealand’s Upper South Island beekeepers. “Like other primary producers, it’s…

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San Francisco honeybees, luxury hotels, Canada honeybee, New York City, best bees

“Best Bees” Delivery Service Wants to Save Bees

Best Bees aims for a social purpose that encourages saving honeybee populations. Approximately half of the U.S.’s bee colonies were lost in 2015 and 2016. Millions of hives are collapsing, with many suspecting the cause to be related to colony collapse disorder, the phenomena where a colony’s worker bees suddenly vanish, severely crippling or even…

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Rainfall, Bad weather

Bad Weather Will Slow Honey Down

Heavy rains in South Australia are delaying plants from blossoming and leaving beekeepers without honey. The rainfall seems to be slowing down production, especially in Adelaide Hills. It is ironic considering lack of rain and dry seasons are usually the greatest concern with most farms, as a proper balance of rainfall and dryness being an essential…

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