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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 »


Do You Have a Sweet Tooth? Honey Bees Have a Sweet Claw

Posted On: February 5, 2014

New research on the ability of honey bees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Insects taste through sensilla, hair-like structures on the body that contain receptor nerve cells, each of which is sensitive Continue Reading »


Unique Stakeholder Group Works to Reduce Honey Bee Exposure

Posted On: January 31, 2014

Corn Dust Research Consortium (CDRC) Calls for Widespread Cooperative Measures To Support Honey Bees, Beekeepers, and Farmers   San Francisco, California – The non-profit Pollinator Partnership (P2) has released the 2013 Preliminary Report and Provisional Recommendations of the Corn Dust Research Consortium (CDRC), a multi-stakeholder initiative formed to fund research with the goal of reducing Continue Reading »


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