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Promiscuous Queen Bees Maintain Genetic Diversity

Science Daily By mating with nearly 100 males, queen bees on isolated islands avoid inbreeding and keep colonies healthy. The results, published in the current issue of PLoS ONE, focused on giant honey bee colonies on Hainan Island, off the … Continue reading

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Studies Point to Pesticide as a Culprit in Decline in Bee Populations

Carl Zimmer The Ledger Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides played a part, but to date their experiments have yielded … Continue reading

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The Honey You Should Never Buy – It May Be Tainted with Lead and Antibiotics

Source: Mercola Bees have been dying off around the world for more than a decade now, a phenomenon that has been named “Colony Collapse Disorder,” or CCD. The U.S. and the U.K. both reported losing a third of their honeybees … Continue reading

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Permaculture – The Beekeeping Guide

Getting Started in Beekeeping If you are considering bees as a hobby or as a sideline business, there are things you will want to keep in mind before making that decision.  Since there are many factors involved with making money … Continue reading

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Honey: The ‘bee penicillin’ that could even beat MRSA

Source: Daily Mail It is often hailed as a natural, healthy sweetener – but in most cases, honey bought from supermarkets today is simply sugar syrup with no nutritional value at all. To reap the true benefits of what was … Continue reading

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