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Fall In Love with Honey!

Posted On: October 8, 2015

(Courtesy of the National Honey Board) Can you believe that it’s already October? Where has the time gone? Here at the National Honey Board we just wrapped up National Honey Month, but the fun is far from over! As we transition into the new season, we have compiled our list of favorite recipes for celebrating Continue Reading »

EPA Registers New Biochemical Miticide to Combat Varroa Mites in Beehives

Posted On: October 8, 2015

EPA has registered a new biochemical miticide, Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), which is intended to provide another option for beekeepers to combat the devastating effects of the Varroa mite on honey bee colonies and to avoid the development of resistance toward other products. Rotating products to combat Varroa mites is an important Continue Reading »

The Bee Informed Partnership National Management Survey 2014 – 2015

Posted On: September 25, 2015

The results for the 2014 – 2015 Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) National Management Survey are posted.  This survey was done in conjunction with the National Colony Loss Survey and represents the management practices of over 6,000 Beekeepers from across the country.  Together, the beekeepers who took part in the survey collectively managed nearly 400,000 colonies Continue Reading »

Flower Declines Shrink Bee Tongues

Posted On: September 24, 2015

American Association for the Advancement of Science Queen bumble bee, Bombus balteatus, is foraging on Oxytropis sericea flowers on the alpine tundra of Pennsylvania Mountain. Credit: Christine Carson   Climate-related changes in flower diversity have resulted in a decrease in the length of alpine bumble bees’ tongues, a new study reports, leaving these insects poorly Continue Reading »

Honey Buzzes with Excitement over ‘Flavor of the Year’ Award!

Posted On: September 24, 2015

National Honey Board Celebrates Sweet Success During National Honey Month (Courtesy of the National Honey Board,   Consumers, restaurateurs, manufacturers and home cooks alike have come to an agreement in 2015 on one golden ingredient – honey. This beloved sweetener, which was named Flavor of the Year by Firmenich, is being recognized for its Continue Reading »

Sales from U.S. Organic Farms Up 72 Percent, USDA Reports

Posted On: September 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2014 Organic Survey, which show that 14,093 certified and exempt organic farms in the United States sold a total of $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014, up 72 percent since 2008. The top Continue Reading »

16th International Apiculture Photography Contest

Posted On: September 18, 2015

The 16th International Apiculture Photography Contest held by Azuqueca de Henares Town Council in collaboration with the Municipal Apiculture Centre will be governed by the following rules: ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS: Any individual or legal entity of any nationality. THEME: Any aspect of apiculture — biology, flora, bee products, beehives and apiaries, customs and uses, trade and Continue Reading »

Study Shows Africanized Bees Continue to Spread in California

Posted On: September 14, 2015

University of California – San Diego A study conducted by biologists at UC San Diego has found that the Africanized honey bee–an aggressive hybrid of the European honey bee–is continuing to expand its range northward since its introduction into Southern California in 1994. The study, published in this week’s edition of the journal PLoS ONE, Continue Reading »

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 »

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