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Pesticides could lead to shortage of crop pollinators – EU report

* EU restriction on neonicotinoids to be reviewed this year * Value of pollination in Europe seen at 14.6 bln euros BRUSSELS, April 8 (Reuters) – Evidence is mounting that widely-used pesticides harm moths, butterflies and birds as well as … Continue reading

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Bee crisis: warmer summers will help new parasite

An exotic parasite is spreading through the world’s honey bees and global warming is making it worse, writes Robert Paxton. A new study that shows it will soon be causing widespread colony collapse in North America and Europe. All animals … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoid ban hit UK farmers hard

Bugs devour rapeseed crop in Britain as EU ban on pesticide to save bees comes into force   Peter Kendall surveys his crop of oilseed rape. At this time of year, he should usually be looking at healthy green cotyledons … Continue reading

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Bacteria found in honey may help fight infection

“Bacteria found in honeybee stomachs could be used as alternative to antibiotics,” reports The Independent. The world desperately needs new antibiotics to counter the growing threat of bacteria developing resistance to drug treatment. A new study has found that 13 … Continue reading

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Small Hive Beetle Detected in South West Italy

On September 11 2014, the Italian National Reference Centre for beekeeping confirmed the first detection of the presence of Small hive beetle (SHB) in South West Italy, in the port city of Gioia Tauro. The samples were taken from a … Continue reading

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Uganda fails honey test

Ugandan honey might be sweet, but the story surrounding the failure to export it to European markets only evokes bitterness. For more than nine years, the European Union has left an open invitation for Uganda to export honey. That opportunity, … Continue reading

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Inventor touts device that protects bee hives

The Beetle Baffle prevents the small hive beetle from moving freely within a hive JACKSON, Miss. | There is worldwide concern about the decline in populations of honeybees that not only provide honey but pollination for many crops. Insects are … Continue reading

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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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SD Honey Council partners with Zambian counterparts

THE Swaziland Honey Council (SHC) has forged information sharing partnerships with the Zambian Honey Council. The SHC conducted an exposure visit to the Zambia Honey Council between in April 2013. According to the SHC 2013 report, the team travelled to … 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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