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  2. Conservationists use urban beekeeping to tackle diminishing population - Spectrum News


    Spectrum News

    Conservationists use urban beekeeping to tackle diminishing population
    Spectrum News
    For the most part, though, they are perfectly adapted to winter in our climate. There are other factors that threaten the bee's chances of winter survival more directly, like the varroa mite and other parasites, colony health (they can get viruses just ...

  3. Nebraska Extension offers introductory beekeeping workshops - IANR News (press release)


    IANR News (press release)

    Nebraska Extension offers introductory beekeeping workshops
    IANR News (press release)
    Those interested in learning about how to keep honey bees are encouraged to register for Nebraska Extension's introductory beekeeping workshops. The first of a two-part workshop will be held on Jan. 20 at the West Central Research and Extension Center ...

  4. Buzz off: hive thieves cashing in on thriving beekeeping market - The Guardian


    Buzz off: hive thieves cashing in on thriving beekeeping market
    The Guardian
    New figures show that hundreds of thousands of bees have been taken from apiaries across England and Wales since 2011. Queen bees of certain strains can fetch up to £180, fuelling speculation that the price tag has motivated the surge in thefts. Martin ...

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  5. Arab Beekeeping Organisation set to launch in Abu Dhabi - Hotelier Middle East


    Hotelier Middle East

    Arab Beekeeping Organisation set to launch in Abu Dhabi
    Hotelier Middle East
    The first independent entity dedicated to beekeepers and honey production workers in the Arab world, will debut on February 5. Arab Beekeeping Organisation, the first independent entity dedicated to beekeepers and honey production workers in the Arab ...

  6. FDA to Beekeepers: Watch Those Antibiotics - Infectious Disease Special Edition


    Farm Futures

    FDA to Beekeepers: Watch Those Antibiotics
    Infectious Disease Special Edition
    Beekeepers and veterinarians need to pay attention to their use of antibiotic drugs in bees, according to the FDA. The agency released recommendations for the use of antimicrobial drugs in bees. The document, in question-and-answer form, aims to assist ...
    A pesticide ban is necessary to protect our essential bee population - but it is not enoughThe Ecologist

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  7. Ecological beekeeping and the use of natural insulating material with the functions of moisture absorption and ... - Cordis News


    Cordis News

    Ecological beekeeping and the use of natural insulating material with the functions of moisture absorption and...
    Cordis News
    So, how we can use this valuable plant in beekeeping? In beekeeping, dry sphagnum is successfully used as a pillow filler, which serves as a heat-insulating element in the summer and especially in winter. In summer, the pillow insulates the bee's nest ...

  8. Maine Is Looking for a Few Good Beekeepers - U.S. News & World Report


    Maine Is Looking for a Few Good Beekeepers
    U.S. News & World Report
    FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is looking to train the next generation of Maine beekeepers. The cooperative extension is offering beginning beekeeping courses and workshops on honeybee diseases, swarm management ...

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  9. Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association plans January meeting - My Windsor Now


    Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association plans January meeting
    My Windsor Now
    The Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association's January membership meeting is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the McKee Building of the Larimer County Ranch complex, 5280 Arena Circle in Loveland. According to a news release from NCBA, the meeting ...

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  10. Push for tighter rules for selling bees on Trade Me - Radio New Zealand


    Radio New Zealand

    Push for tighter rules for selling bees on Trade Me
    Radio New Zealand
    The number of registered hives has doubled in the past five years - from 400,000 to 800,000 - as more people take up beekeeping as a hobby. By law, beekeepers and their hives must be registered. One of the reasons behind that is so that the hives can ...

  11. The Bee Corp., an agriculture tech startup, launches QGPS security service for beekeepers - IU Newsroom


    IU Newsroom

    The Bee Corp., an agriculture tech startup, launches QGPS security service for beekeepers
    IU Newsroom
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- During the year, commercial beekeepers migrate their hives around the nation to provide pollination services to farmers. But the number of beehive thefts has risen in recent years, including more than 1,700 hives stolen in ...