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Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of Stolen Hives

Between December and March, beekeepers send millions of hives to California to pollinate almond trees. Not all of the hives make it back home.<p>"The number of beehive thefts is increasing," explains Jay Freeman, a detective with the Butte County Sheriff's Office.<p>In California, 1,734 hives were stolen …

Beekeeping equipment

Equipment needs vary with the size of your operation, number of colonies, and the type of honey you plan to produce. The basic equipment you need are …

Hops Used to Save Honey Bees

January 27, 2016<p>We all know that hops are a major component of craft beer, but it turns out they have another important function—saving the world’s …

Nature notes: Trackers reveal that honeybees forecast the weather to plan their work day

Trackers were placed on 300 honeybees to monitor the impact that weather had on the insects' foraging<p>Honeybees may be able to predict the weather to help plan their productive work day.<p>The results were discovered by Xu-Jiang He and a team from Jiangxi Agricultural University in Nanchang, China, …

Humans Didn't Cause the Honeybee Pandemic, But We Did Spread It Everywhere

Their forced migration along human trade routes is to blame.<p>Honeybees the world over are dying out. And now researchers have found that the continued deadly spread of a pandemic infecting hives, and decimating them, is caused by humans.<p>In a study published Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>, …

Honeybees being killed off by a manmade pandemic

We live in a world where large numbers of people are connected by just a few degrees of separation. But while having friends of friends all over the …

Scientists say spread of virus that's killing honeybees 'a man-made thing'

The global spread of a virus that deforms the wings of honeybees and kills them in droves was caused by humans, new research has found.<p>According to the study published this week in Science, the problem dates to the mid-20th century when Asian honeybees traded widely in the former Soviet Union were …

Gene Kritsky, The Tears of Re: Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt: 'Egypt with a sting in the tale' - book review

If beekeeping in ancient Egypt strikes you as an off-puttingly obscure subject for a book, you need to be apprised of two facts. First, the Ancient …

Letter Re: Some Harsh Lessons of Beekeeping, by Keith K.

Hugh,<p>Regarding the Harsh Lessons of Beekeeping, I began raising bees five years before relocating to the Redoubt from SC. I was stung often back …

Beekeeping

The Ethics of Bee Keeping Keeping Backyard Bees

Bees are amazing! It’s strange to think that I have a relationship with an insect, but truly I do. And not just one insect, but thousands! A whole …

Insects

I Found The Beekeeping Section of YouTube

First I learned that I guess bumblebees reproduce through live birth, which...I had never even imagined was possible? Anyhow, after that, it was …

What You Should Know About The Drastic Decline Of Wild Bees

Scientists map where wild bees are disappearing in the U.S., and make a disturbing discovery.<p>We owe a lot to wild bees.<p>The buzzing insects are crucial pollinators for many agricultural crops, from pumpkins and squashes to peaches and apples. It turns out, however, that wild bee populations are on …

Ecology

High tech monitor helps beekeepers track bee activity and colony health in realtime

<b>The challenge of keeping honeybee hives healthy and viable is getting a helping hand, in the form of a few new high tech tools.</b><p>Even aside from the …

The Reliance on Propolis by the Cape Honeybee

By Geoff Tribe, Karin Sternberg and Jenny Cullinan<p>An interesting pattern discerned in the natural nests of wild honeybees in pristine Coastal Fynbos …

High speed summary of Life inside the Beehive / Snabbspolning genom livet i bisamhället

Alpine larch trees & Big Beehive, Alberta

A major insecticide is being investigated for links to mass deaths of honey bees

The study, published in Environmental Chemistry and conducted by U.S. Geological Survey researchers, found that five types of insecticides that are known as neonicotinoids were present in varying degrees in 149 samples taken from 48 streams.<p>At least one type was detected in 63 percent of the …

Honey Bees

Oilseed rape pesticide linked to UK honeybee deaths, study finds

Imidacloprid, a nicotine-like pesticide used on crops, led to loss of bee colonies in England and Wales, according to government-backed research<p>Protecting oilseed rape crops with a controversial nicotine-like pesticide has led to the loss of honeybee colonies across England and Wales, a …

Two New Major Studies Link Pesticides to Decline of Honeybees

Neonicotinoids—a potent class of pesticides used on many crops in the U.S.—have long been blamed for the widespread decline of our pollinators. Now a …

Modular BEEcosystem observation hive brings honeybees inside your home

<b>In a bid to get more people reconnected with the nature of their food, Living Interiors' new modular observation beehive helps to highlight the</b> …

Keeping Hardier Bees Keeping Backyard Bees

I have been keeping bees for four years in the Northeastern United States. With a background and career in science, I am always examining things, …

Insects

Open Letter to American Beekeepers

Reading Time: 21 minutes<p>Dear Beekeepers,<p>Please see attached an Open Letter to American Beekeepers which we have put together after the debacle of the …

Beekeeper turns abandoned school into winter home for bees

A beekeeper on the Acadian Peninsula is breathing new life into a dilapidated elementary school by moving in his hives.<p>"We just take that for storage …

5 luxury hotels that do beekeeping | CNN Travel

Beekeeping is the New Buzz at These Five Luxury Hotels

You may think that traditional, beekeeping methods are a thing of the past. Just don’t tell that to the luxury hotel industry. Always looking for new …

Chef Gavin and the Bees

Beginning of the summer I had the opportunity to interview the Chef Gavin Stephenson of the Fairmont Hotel. He is the former chef of London's Savoy hotel and has been in charge of the kitchens at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle for sixteen years. A few years ago, he started his beekeeping …

Beekeeping

10 Surprising NYC Beekeeping Spots For National Honey Bee Day

Urbanites are on a mission to have local, organically grown food, which in turn has led us to a growing interest in Urban Farming and the greening of …