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US & World Beekeeping News

  1. Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey' - National Geographic Australia


    National Geographic Australia

    Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey'
    National Geographic Australia
    The SolarWise garden in Ramsey, Minnesota, doesn't look especially cutting edge as solar farms go. But in April, it quietly achieved a milestone: It became the first U.S. solar facility to host commercial beekeeping. The apiary is part of an effort to ...

  2. Thousands of bees took over a car in the UK and beekeepers are ... - ScienceAlert


    Thousands of bees took over a car in the UK and beekeepers are...
    ScienceAlert
    The last thing you want to find coming home on a Sunday afternoon is a swarm of some 20,000 bees covering your car. But that's exactly what happened to ...

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  3. Beekeepers warned to camouflage hives after spate of thefts - The Times (subscription)


    The Times (subscription)

    Beekeepers warned to camouflage hives after spate of thefts
    The Times (subscription)
    Police have urged beekeepers to camouflage their hives after a spate of thefts and arson attacks left hundreds of thousands of insects dead. Police said that 26 hives were destroyed on a farm near Sellindge in Kent last week. Two hives were stolen from ...

  4. Study Suggests Modern Beekeeping Gives Varroa Mites Ideal ... - Growing Produce


    Growing Produce

    Study Suggests Modern Beekeeping Gives Varroa Mites Ideal...
    Growing Produce
    As the managed honey bee industry continues to grapple with significant annual colony losses, the Varroa destructor mite is emerging as the leading culprit. And ...

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  5. In Montana, Beekeepers Protect Their Hives With Fences — And Guns - MTPR


    MTPR

    In Montana, Beekeepers Protect Their Hives With Fences — And Guns
    MTPR
    And Jamie Jonkel, a bear manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says placing a beehive on the ground in Montana is like "putting a dead horse in the back pasture and not expecting bears to feed on that dead horse." So he encourages all beekeepers ...

  6. 7 Ways Your Garden Can Help Bees (Without the Work of ... - Organic Authority


    Organic Authority

    7 Ways Your Garden Can Help Bees (Without the Work of...
    Organic Authority
    You know bees are vitally important, but you just don't have the free time to take up beekeeping. No worries, here's how to help bees without beekeeping.

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  7. City considers beekeeping ordinance - Wisconsin State Farmer


    Wisconsin State Farmer

    City considers beekeeping ordinance
    Wisconsin State Farmer
    The push for an ordinance to allow beekeeping within Sturgeon Bay's city limits began after the Door County Beekeepers Club was founded in 2015. With an initial membership of 30 people, the beekeepers club meetings often attract 80 to 100 people.

  8. Passion for beekeeping aids battle with dyslexia | Stuff.co.nz - The Nelson Mail


    The Nelson Mail

    Passion for beekeeping aids battle with dyslexia | Stuff.co.nz
    The Nelson Mail
    Dyslexia hasn't proved a barrier for a Motueka man who aced his beekeeping exam with full marks.

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  9. Training critical for new beekeepers to avoid disease woes - Manitoba Co-operator


    Manitoba Co-operator

    Training critical for new beekeepers to avoid disease woes
    Manitoba Co-operator
    “Education is very important in those regards and I think probably one of our largest concerns is how many small-scale beekeepers on the Internet want to preach treatment-free beekeeping, which is not a recommended practice at all,” said Allan Campbell ...

  10. Beekeepers in Zimbabwe all abuzz about saving forests - African Independent


    African Independent

    Beekeepers in Zimbabwe all abuzz about saving forests
    African Independent
    Under the name Chida Apiary, farmers who look to the remaining bits of forest for their thriving beekeeping ventures have made the survival of the plantations a priority for the past four years and have successfully warded off illegal settlers who have ...