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Managed Honey Bees Linked to New Diseases in Wild Bees

Posted On: February 20, 2014

Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK’s wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature. The study suggests that some diseases are being driven into wild bumblebee populations from managed honeybees. Dr. Matthias Fürst and Professor Mark Brown from Royal Holloway University of London (who worked in collaboration Continue Reading »

Fire Ants Falling to Acid-Covered Crazy Ants

Posted On: February 13, 2014

Residents of the United States’ Gulf Coast are getting used to the sting of tawny crazy ants and starting to forget about the fire ants that dominated the region since the 1930s. These invasive tawny crazy ants, which have been rapidly displacing colonies of fire ants in many southern U.S. states, employ a unique chemical Continue Reading »

Termite-Inspired Bots Ditch Advance Plans for Local Cues

Posted On: February 13, 2014

Imagine telling robots to go build a five-bedroom house for you without telling them how to go about it. Now, scientists have created small robots that can do just that — build without a centralized plan — and termites were their inspiration. Unlike humans, who require both plans and planning to build something complicated, termites Continue Reading »

ABJ Columnist Receives British Award

Posted On: February 13, 2014

Four Americans have been honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and were presented their medals by Ambassador, Sir Peter Westmacott, at a ceremony Feb. 12, 2014 at the British Embassy in Washington. Dr. Keith Delaplane, professor and Walter B. Hill Fellow with the University of Georgia’s Department of  Entomology, has been made an Honorary Continue Reading »

Package Bee Suppliers – 2014

Posted On: February 12, 2014

The following is a list compiled of 2014 bee breeders that are currently advertising in the American Bee Journal as breeders that will SHIP bees. This listing does not imply endorsement of products or services by American Bee Journal or Dadant & Sons, Inc. GEORGIA Roberts/H & R Apiaries – (912) 427-7311 Hardeman Apiaries – Continue Reading »

National Honey Board Offers Newly Created Honey Cookbook

Posted On: February 7, 2014

Firestone, Colo., February 7, 2014 – The National Honey Board (NHB) announced that it has produced a new honey cookbook entitled Delicious Dishes and Tasty Treats: Honey Recipes for Every Occasion. Delicious Dishes and Tasty Treats is a seventy-four page, spiral bound cookbook that sits conveniently on any tabletop. This functional design is not only Continue Reading »

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

Posted On: February 7, 2014

Firestone, Colo., February 7, 2014 – The National Honey Board has approved funding for eight 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 25 proposals received from researchers around the world. The total dollar commitment for the eight projects Continue Reading »

Smithsonian Reports GMO Soybean Pollen Threatens Mexican Honey Sales

Posted On: February 7, 2014

Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth largest honey exporter in the world. A Smithsonian researcher and colleagues helped rural farmers in Mexico to quantify the genetically modified organism (GMO) soybean pollen in honey samples rejected for sale in Germany. Their results will appear Feb. 7 in the online journal, Scientific Reports. David Continue Reading »

Uncovering the Drivers of Honey Bee Colony Declines and Losses

Posted On: February 6, 2014

Pathogens, pests, and socioeconomics play a key role, but are under researched NEW YORK – February 5, 2014 – EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced the results of research conducted on honey bee colony declines and the factors attributed to honey bee losses. In a paper Continue Reading »

National Honey Board Seeks Nominees for Board Positions

Posted On: February 5, 2014

Firestone, Colo., February 4, 2014 – The National Honey Board is seeking persons interested in serving as a Board member or Alternate Board Member. The National Honey Board is composed of 10 members, including three first handlers; two importers; one importer-handler; one marketing cooperative; and three producers, and their respective alternates. This year the Board Continue Reading »

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