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2013-05-17 23:02:04

Kino Lorber is coming out with a new documentary about honeybees, opening June 12 at the New York City Film Forum with a national release to follow. Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Kino Lorber is coming out with a new documentary about honeybees, opening June 12 at the New York City Film Forum with a national release to follow. Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is...

2013-05-15 23:26:48

The National Honey Board announces new research insights surrounding consumer's honey preferences. The NHB creates "The Story of Honey" to dispel myths from bee to table. Firestone, Colorado (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 With confusion swirling in the news regarding honey´s sources and authenticity recently, the National Honey Board (NHB), a federal research and promotion board with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight, wants to clarify any misconceptions surrounding...

2013-05-15 23:01:00

In their effort to support and promote bee keeping, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is offering a 15% discount off beekeeping and honey logo-label custom printed t-shirts from 5/15 to 5/22/2013 with the promo code "522013". Utica, NY (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 In their effort to support and promote bee keeping, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is...

2013-05-13 23:00:57

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is now accepting orders of their Comb Honey that is expected to be available approximately Mid-July 2013. Comb honey is sections of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb that contain raw honey that have been cut from the wooden frames of a beehive. United States (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is now accepting orders of their Comb Honey that is expected to be available approximately Mid-July 2013. Comb honey is sections...

2013-05-09 23:00:34

Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association is accepting nominations for the position of Vice President; voting will take place at the next club meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 14th, 7pm — 9pm at the Manassas Church of the Brethren, Manassas, Virginia, United States. Honey bees are insects that are related to wasps and ants and there are approximately 20,000 known species of bees found on every continent except Antarctica. Virginia, United States (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Prince...

2013-05-07 23:02:47

Many who suffer from pollen allergies are finding that raw honey helps relieve their symptoms. The Mohawk Valley Trading Company (where they specialize in raw varietal honey) names a few beekeeping associations in Alexandria Bay, Chenango and Ballston Spa, New York where health conscious consumers can find honey producers to buy from directly. United States (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Many who suffer from pollen allergies are finding that raw honey helps relieve their symptoms. The Mohawk Valley...

European Commission Bans Three Pesticides For Two Years
2013-05-07 19:19:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Policy makers in Europe just imposed a two-year precautionary ban on a type of pesticide until more is known about how it may affect bees. The European Commission said it would be adopting a proposal to restrict the use of three pesticides belonging to the nenicotinoid family; including clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam. An Appeal Committee voted on April 29, 2013 and failed to agree on restrictions for the pesticides....

2013-05-06 23:03:53

As more pollen allergy sufferers reach for raw honey for relief of their symptoms, many are discovering local beekeeping clubs and associations. The Mohawk Valley Trading Company (where they specialize in raw varietal honey) offers up the names of a few beekeeping associations in East Sandwich, Massachusetts; Colver, Pennsylvania; Ithaca, New York and Ann Arbor, Michigan. United States (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 As more pollen allergy sufferers reach for raw honey for relief of their symptoms,...

2013-05-04 23:00:24

As the spring pollen season ratchets up so has the demand for raw honey at the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. Raw wildflower honey is often used by pollen allergy sufferers to lessen their sensitivity to pollen by eating 1 to 2 teaspoons of it each day. United States (PRWEB) May 04, 2013 As the spring pollen season ratchets up so has the demand for raw honey at the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. “Raw wildflower honey is often used by pollen allergy sufferers to lessen their...


Latest Beekeeping Reference Libraries

Melissophobia
2013-12-24 11:13:46

Melissophobia or the fear of bees, from Greek melissa, meaning honey bee and phobos, meaning fear, and sometimes misspelled as melissaphobia and known also as apiphobia, is one of the most common fears among people and is kind of a specific phobia. The majority of the population have been stung by a bee or had friends or family members stung. A child may fall victim to a bee sting while playing outside. The sting can be rather painful and in some individuals results in swelling which might...

Apiology
2012-10-15 16:00:21

Apiology is the scientific study of honey bees, a subdiscipline of melittology (the study of all bees), which is a subdiscipline of entomology. Melittology comprises of more than 17,000 species other than the honey bee. Apiology includes apicology, which is the study of honey bee ecology. Honey bees are often chosen as a study group to answer questions on the evolution of social systems. People who study honey bees are called apiologists. There have been a number of notable apiologists...

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2005-09-09 09:43:40

The bumblebee is a flying insect of the genus Bombus in the family Apidae and a relative of the common honeybee. The bumblebee feeds on nectar and gathers pollen to feed its young. They are beneficial to humans and the plant world alike, and tend to be larger than other members of the bee family. Most bumblebee species are gentle. From this comes their original name: "Humblebee". Bumblebees are social insects that are known for their black and yellow striped bodies, a commonality among the...

Honeybee
2005-09-08 09:11:58

The honeybee is a colonial insect that is often maintained, fed, and transported by farmers. Honeybees are a subset of bees which fall into the Order Hymenoptera and Suborder Apocrita. Of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees, four are considered honeybees: Apis florea, Apis dorsata, Apis cerana, and Apis mellifera (Western honeybee). It is thought that they have been domesticated at least since the time of the building of the Egyptian pyramids. Honeybees store honey (which is...

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2005-08-25 09:38:03

Bees (Apoidea superfamily) are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants. They are adapted for feeding on nectar, and play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are called pollinators. Bees have a long proboscis that they use in order to obtain the nectar from flowers. Bees have antennae made up of thirteen segments in males and twelve in females. They have two pairs of wings, the back pair being the smaller of the two. Bees are fuzzy and carry an electrostatic...

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