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2014-04-10 23:29:14

Vermont-based nonprofit Food 4 Farmers is working with Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund, on an innovative new program to promote commercial beekeeping as an alternative source of income for small-scale coffee farmers. The program was launched under Root Link, a three-year initiative designed to strengthen the financial management of smallholder producer organizations, and is now being expanded under the program’s region-wide Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative....

2014-04-09 23:31:49

Honey Holding I, an industrial honey processor, stated today that it secured a retraction from the American Honey Producers Association for their admittedly incorrect representation that Honey Holding had been criminally charged with illegal smuggling of Chinese honey. Baytown, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Honey Holding I, Ltd d/b/a Honey Solutions (“Honey Holding”), an industrial honey processor, stated today that it secured a retraction from the American Honey Producers Association...

US Honey Producers Concerned About Sweetened Substitutes
2014-04-09 07:17:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Honey is an important food staple, with more than 400 million pounds being consumed annually in the US. However, less than half of this amount – 149 million pounds – actually came from honey produced in the United States last year, according to USDA data. Now, the FDA is dipping its hand into the pot, drafting new guidance on what honey is and how it should be labeled. Under the guidance, the food regulator maintains that food...

2014-04-08 16:20:59

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by leading environmental advocate Penny Newman and residents of the poisoned Wildomar community shows that state toxics regulators doctored data in a preliminary investigation of the Autumnwood housing complex to avoid pinpointing what has poisoned the Riverside County residents and skip any cleanup, Consumer Watchdog said today. "State toxics regulators have shown by their actions that they don't want...

2014-04-06 23:00:19

The trend in natural superfoods has seen sales of Natural Life™ Bee Pollen from Lifetime Health Australia more than double since January 2013. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 The surge in sales of Natural Life™ Bee Pollen over the last year is without doubt due to increased media and new consumer interest in natural health superfoods. Director of Lifetime Health, Antony Adare said “the growing popularity of superfoods, raw foods and juicing has brought more mainstream awareness to products...

Attracting Wild Bees To Farms Helps To Enhance Crop Pollination
2014-04-04 11:20:46

Michigan State University Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to Michigan State University research. The paper, published in the current issue of the Journal of Applied Ecology, gives farmers of pollination-dependent crops tangible results to convert marginal acreage to fields of wildflowers, said Rufus Isaacs, MSU...

2014-04-01 23:28:37

Patent-pending system is designed for shipping honey. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Determined not to be overshadowed by Amazon’s quadcopter or Groupon’s catapult, Bee America proudly presents both an innovative and bio-efficient delivery system for shipping honey. In order to explain this extraordinary system, a bit of background is in order. Female honeybees out-number male honeybees, otherwise known as drones, by 100 to 1. Because this breakthrough requires the ability to...

2014-03-31 12:28:41

Winning Entrant to Receive $5,000 in Program Support; trip to Washington, D.C. During National Pollinator Week in June RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience today announced it is seeking nominations for its second annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who has utilized beekeeping to create innovative projects that benefit a community. The award, an initiative of Bayer's North American Bee Care Program, provides a...

2014-03-25 16:22:35

DUBLIN, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xjf96g/production_and) has announced the addition of the "Production and Market of Imidacloprid in China" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xjf96g/production_and ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) As a major supplier of imidacloprid, China has many advantages in the production...

2014-03-24 23:28:14

Honey Holding, an industrial honey processor, confirmed that it is testing 100% of its nearly 20 million pounds of annual foreign honey purchases with pollen analysis provided by Quality Services International GmbH, of Bremen, Germany. Baytown, Texas (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Honey Holding d/b/a Honey Solutions (Honey Holding), an industrial honey processor, confirmed today the testing of 100% of its nearly 20 million pounds of annual foreign honey purchases with mellisopalynology or pollen...


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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