Blind Beekeeper from Uganda Wins International Award to Support Blind and Low Vision Entrepreneurs

‘Hive Uganda’ Founder plans to bring honey production and beekeeping training to the blind community of Ugandaas an inaugural winner of the Holman Prize.GULU, UGANDA – June 29, 2017 – Imagine tending a beehive – or a whole farm of bees – with hundreds of thousands of buzzing, pollen-loving insects crawling all over you, stingers at the ready. Now imagine doing …

Immunotherapy Against Bee Stings in Some Cases Incomplete

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health Summer is approaching, and for many allergy sufferers this means it is time to start fearing bee stings. "Allergic reactions to insect venoms are potentially life-threatening, and constitute one of the most severe hypersensitivity reactions," explains PD Dr. Simon Blank, research group leader at the Center of Allergy & Environment (ZAUM), …

Australian Researcher Blames Beekeepers for the Honey Bee’s Problems

Poor management practices have enabled spread of bee pathogens, bee researcher argues Entomological Society of America Annapolis, MD; April 4, 2017--In the search for answers to the complex health problems and colony losses experienced by honey bees in recent years, it may be time for professionals and hobbyists in the beekeeping industry to look in the mirror.In a research essay to be …

Jazz is Music to His Ears, But So Are the Bees

Kathy Keatley Garvey UC Davis Department of Entomology and NematologyHe's been beekeeping and playing the clarinet for 69 years.Meet Norman Gary, a UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology who retired in 1994 after a 32-year academic career.  As an apiculturist and researcher, he authored scores of peer-reviewed publications, and most recently wrote a how-to-book, The Honey Bee Hobbyist: the Care and Keeping …