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17
Jan

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8
Dec

Honey Bee Slideshow

30
Jul

Spider venom, an unlikely savior!

Read how spider venom from the Australian funnel web spider, one of the world’s most venomous spiders, can be used as a Honey bee friendly biopesticide.

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28
Jul

Antimicrobial Effects of Honey

This publication from the American Chemical Society (ACS) discusses how honey produced by honey bees can have beneficial health effects, specifically focusing on how honey can help to fight infections.  Characteristics of honey, including its acidity and high sugar concentration, help your body fight off harmful bacteria.
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24
Jul

Canola and Bees

This video from the Canola Council of Canada highlights some of the best management practices to be used when handling bees, a vital pollinator in the canola industry.

23
Jul

Bee Diversity and Blueberry production

Researchers from NC State have found that increased wild bee diversity enhances the productivity and stability of blueberry plants, emphasizing the trend that increased in bee diversity provides a multitude of ecosystem services.blueberry honey bee

21
Jul

Tiny flying robots being built to pollinate crops

Check out how a team of researchers from Harvard University are developing RoboBees- bee sized robots that could eventually be used to supplement the declining bee population in the pollination of flowering plants.
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16
Jul

Nature’s Dying Migrant Worker

This insightful article discusses the value of Honey bees to the farming industry, and discusses why the great losses that are being seen in Honey bee populations will be harmful in the near future.  The full article by Josephine Marcotty is available here via the Star Tribune.

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