Sioux Honey Beekeepers Establish Central California’s First Anonymous, All-Hours Food Pantries

FRESNO, Calif. – Those who struggle to put enough food on the table have a new place to turn thanks to a group of local beekeepers. In October, three Sioux Honey Association Co-op members took time away from their hives to install central California’s first documented Little Free Pantries. The co-op installed the first Little Free Pantry in Los Banos earlier …

The COLOSS Conference Bridges the Atlantic

The 15th Conference of the COLOSS honey bee research association has now concluded at the Université Laval bureau in Montréal, Canada. The meeting was attended by a record 154 delegates from 37 countries. This represents some 12% of the current membership of 1,275 members from 95 countries, which is extraordinary for an international organisation. A key task of the meeting was …

Premium New Zealand Honey Producer
Admits Adding Chemicals: Media

by Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A New Zealand company pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of adding artificial chemicals to its premium manuka honey, media reported, in a flagship prosecution over a product that is high-value export for the country. New Zealand Food Safety filed the case against Auckland-based Evergreen Life Ltd whose products were pulled from shelves in 2016 by …

Honey Integrity Task Force Finds No Adulteration
in US Retail Test

Work being done by the industry to ensure honey’s purity will continue PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 19, 2019) – An independent test of top selling honey products sold in U.S. grocery stores found zero instances of adulteration.  In all, the 30 top selling products were tested, all of which represented the top items in the honey category as determined by Nielsen’s recent …

Bayer’s Feed a Bee Program Reaches 50-State Milestone

ST. LOUIS – Feed a Bee, the national pollinator forage initiative by Bayer, has reached its goal of awarding grants supporting diverse forage for honey bees and other pollinators in all 50 states. The 50th recipient awarded recently was Gateway to the Arctic Camp in Talkeetna, Alaska. Dedicated to service and agriculture, the nonprofit camp teaches the significance of serving those …

Neonics: From Bees to Birds

Health impacts of neonicotinoids may go well beyond bees, according to a new University of Guelph study. Turns out that wild turkeys can end up with neonics in their livers, providing evidence that this common agrochemical is being ingested by free-ranging animals. The researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College are among the first to study the broader effects of neonics on …

A New Hope: Rare Bee Discovered in Alberta, Canada

The Macropis Cuckoo Bee is one of the rarest bees in North America, partly because of its specialized ecological associations. It is a nest parasite of oil-collecting bees of the genus Macropis which, in turn, are dependent on oil-producing flowers of the genus Lysimachia. In fact, the cuckoo bee - which much like its feather-bearing counterpart does not build a nest …