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Do African Honeybees Hold the Secret to the Colony Collapse Disorder?

How African Honeybees May be Able to Help Moderate a Global Crisis Honeybee populations have been on the decline in many countries across the globe, something that is worrying scientists, politicians, and the public. The decline in populations could affect everyone since it has such a profound impact on our food security – since honeybees…

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Pro-Bee-Lotics another Defense against Colony Collapse Disorder

New Scientific Breakthrough Could Protect Honeybees from Neonicotinoid Pesticides Policymakers like President Barrack Obama and other political figures across the country and across the world have brought the plight of the bee into the spotlight and brought national and worldwide attention to the growing problems the decreasing bee populations have been having or the past…

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Colony Collapse Disorder Still a Major Concern in New Zealand

Population Declines Increase Concerns About CCD Additional honeybee colony losses and population declines in Waikato and on the Coromandel during the fall and winter months are causing scientists to respond, according to a recent article posted on NZFarmer.co.nz. The symptoms associated with these losses are consistent with a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder or…

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Colony Collapse Disorder Hits England Honeybees Very Hard

Large Percentage of England’s Honeybees Perish Over Winter Months According to the British Beekeepers Association, the level of honeybee losses over the winter months from the colony collapse disorder is “unacceptably high.” The number of recorded losses is so severe that the European Food Safety Authority has launched an investigation into what is threatening the…

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Bee Colony Collapse Disorder Hurts More than the Honey Industry

All things considered, beekeeping is considered a relatively small industry in the United States. Last year (2014), it is estimated the industry generated over $325 million in revenue. I already know what you are thinking…how do I get a small business like that? However, like many smaller niches, beekeeping affects many other industries, most notably,…

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USDA Post Reveals Importance of Honey Bees to Blueberry Crops

The case for the honey bee got an unexpected boost this week when the USDA posted about research proving the importance of the honey bee to blueberry crops. The report started off with a bang, stating, “Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest required helpful pollinators—particularly native southeastern blueberry bees—although growers can bring in managed honey…

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