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True Source Honey Issues Alert on Honey Shipped from Thailand and Taiwan

Posted On: September 3, 2015

Washington, D.C. – September 2, 2015 – The non-profit True Source Honey CertificationTM Program (, whose mission it is to protect consumers, retailers and manufacturers from illegally sourced honey, has issued an alert concerning honey labeled as coming from Thailand or Taiwan. Honey importers, retailers and manufacturers are advised to proceed carefully and consider additional Continue Reading »

Happy National Honey Month!

Posted On: September 3, 2015

(Courtesy of the National Honey Board) Here at the National Honey Board we love this time of year – beautiful fall colors, the smell of leaves and fresh baked bread, sweater and scarves, football, and of course, National Honey Month. That’s right, September is National Honey Month, and this month we want to focus on Continue Reading »

Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day Kicks Off Sept. 12

Posted On: September 2, 2015

National Nonprofit Issues Nationwide Call to Action to Plant Native Species throughout the Fall STAMFORD, Conn. (Sept. 2, 2015) – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit which envisions a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, is mobilizing Americans to bolster their local ecosystems by planting native species Continue Reading »

Parasitized Bees are Self-medicating in the Wild, Dartmouth-led Study Finds

Posted On: September 2, 2015

Dartmouth College A Dartmouth-led study finds that bumblebees infected with a common intestinal parasite are drawn to flowers whose nectar and pollen have a medicinal effect, suggesting that plant chemistry could help combat the decline of bee species. Credit: Leif Richardson HANOVER, N.H. – Bumblebees infected with a common intestinal parasite are drawn to flowers Continue Reading »

Tips for August

Posted On: August 21, 2015

(Courtesy of Joli Winer, The Bee Buzzer of the Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association, August 2015) Use the weed eater and mow around your hives so that the bees can get in and out. After pulling off your supers check your hives to make sure they have laying queens. Provide water for your bees—this will keep Continue Reading »

Bee Health App

Posted On: August 21, 2015

Dear Apiculturists Alberta Agriculture has developed an app for “Bee Health”. Phase I of the “Bee Health” app is released. It focuses on bee diseases symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. It is developed for iOS and Android platforms. It can be downloaded to iPhone, Samsung phone family and iPad. To download to iPad, you need Continue Reading »

USDA Encourages Producers to Consider Risk Protection Coverage before Fall Crop Sales Deadlines

Posted On: August 20, 2015

Disaster Assistance is Available for Crops that are Ineligible for Federal Insurance WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 – Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini today encouraged producers to examine the available U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the sales deadline Continue Reading »

Apicultural Conference Tackles Neonic Issue

Posted On: August 20, 2015

Italy Banned the Seed Treatments in 2008 by Jeffrey Carter When neonicotinoid seed treatment insecticides were effectively banned in Italy in 2008, corn growers in the northwestern part of the country grumbled. They feared yield losses to insect pests if the chemicals were to be taken away. Those fears never materialized, according to Franco Mutinelli Continue Reading »

IU Paleobotanist Identifies What Could Be the Mythical ‘First Flower’

Posted On: August 20, 2015

New analysis represents major change in the presumed nature of the planet’s earliest angiosperms Indiana University This is a large intact specimen of the fossil, Montsechia. Usually only small fragmentary pieces of the fossil are found. Credit Bernard Gomez   BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a Continue Reading »

Indiana University’s Efforts to Help Beekeeping

Posted On: August 17, 2015

by Amy Renee Toler, Indiana University BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the past decade, beekeepers in the U.S. and Europe have been reporting annual bee and hive losses that are considerably higher than what would be considered normal or sustainable. U.S. beekeepers lost more than 40 percent of their colonies in 2014-15 — the second-highest loss Continue Reading »

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