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Honey Bees Use Multiple Genetic Pathways to Fight Infections

Posted On: March 27, 2015

PENN STATE Honey bees use multiple genetic pathways to fight infections. Credit: Bernardo Niño, Penn State Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to researchers at Penn State and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The findings may help scientists develop honey Continue Reading »

U.S. Honey Certification Program Joins Sen. Bob Casey in Calling for Honey Standard of Identity

Posted On: March 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – March 26, 2015 – The True Source Honey CertificationTM Program ( commends Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) for his action last week calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish a federal standard of identity for honey, and echoes his plea for such a standard to be executed quickly to help Continue Reading »

Manganese Is Harmful to Honey Bees

Posted On: March 26, 2015

Redistributed industrial metal is present at levels harmful to bees Washington University in St. Louis Asked to name one way people have changed the environment, many people would probably say “global warming.” But that’s really just the start of it. People burn fossil fuels, but they also mine and manufacture. It’s who we are: Homo Continue Reading »

2014 United States Honey Production Up 19 Percent

Posted On: March 20, 2015

(Courtesy USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service) Honey production in 2014 from producers with five or more colonies totaled178 million pounds, up 19 percent from 2013. There were 2.74 million colonies producing honey in 2014, up 4 percent from 2013. Yield per colony averaged65.1 pounds, up 15 percent from the 56.6 pounds in 2013. Colonies which Continue Reading »

No Bees, No Food Supply – MORGAN SPURLOCK INSIDE MAN Investigates Honey Bee Disappearance

Posted On: March 12, 2015

on Thurs. March 12th 9pm ET/PT Hosted and produced by the Oscar®-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, Inside Man tells compelling stories from an insider’s perspective. With his inquisitive style and a sense of humor, Spurlock has tackled intriguing topics this season that include America’s trash epidemic, the future of zoos, dating in America, and medical Continue Reading »

EPA Okays Oxalic Acid for Varroa Mite Control

Posted On: March 12, 2015

Registration Decision for the New Active Ingredient Oxalic Acid Summary This document announces the decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to register the new active ingredient oxalic acid for use against the Varroa mite, a parasite on honeybees. EPA has concluded that oxalic acid meets the regulatory standard under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide Continue Reading »

New Research Finds Queen Bee Microbiomes are Starkly Distinct From Worker Bees

Posted On: March 10, 2015

Indiana University Researchers used a marked queen in order to track her movements in the hive. (David R. Tarpy photo) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — An Indiana University researcher and collaborators have published the first comprehensive analysis of the gut bacteria found in queen bees. Despite the important role of gut microbial communities — also known the Continue Reading »

Representatives Blumenauer and Conyers Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Pollinators, Prevent Mass Bee Die-Offs

Posted On: March 4, 2015

United States House of Representatives Washington, DC – Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer and Representative John Conyers announced the reintroduction of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act. The legislation requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to take swift action to prevent mass bee die-offs and protect the health of honey bees and other critical pollinators Continue Reading »

Honey Bee Health Initiatives AwardLaunched by Vita

Posted On: February 27, 2015

Beekeeping associations across the world are invited to enter a new Vita award for honey bee health initiatives. The Vita Bee Initiative Awards will highlight the vital work of voluntary beekeeping groups to combat the ongoing health threats to honey bees and publicize good practice for the benefit of other beekeepers. Winners of the Award Continue Reading »

National Honey Board Funds New Honey Bee Research Projects Focusing on Honey Bee Health

Posted On: February 18, 2015

Courtesy of the National Honey Board   Firestone, Colo., February 18, 2015 – The National Honey Board has approved funding for ten new research projects focusing on honey bee health.  The Board’s Research Committee, with input from an independent panel of experts, selected the projects from 22 proposals received from researchers around the world. The total Continue Reading »

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