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Beekeeping: Somebody has to do it!

From Farm and Dairy an article by Susan Mykrantz WOOSTER, Ohio — “We can always find bees, but we can’t always find beekeepers,” said Dr. James Tew, Ohio State University Extension bee specialist. “I can’t look at people and tell what makes them become beekeepers.” Speaker Tew was the keynote speaker at the 2011 Ohio State University Extension and Tri-County Beekeepers’ Workshop, March … [Read more...]

CATCH THE BUZZ – How Much Honey, Really…

CATCH THE BUZZ - How Much Honey, Really... EZezine What the 2010 Honey numbers don’t tell you. On Friday, Feb 25, at 3:00 PM, the USDA ARS released the results of their annual honey industry survey. It is an eagerly awaited report by most in the industry, and many in affiliated industries…like growers needing pollination, businesses using honey, and suppliers selling to beekeepers. Lots … [Read more...]

Beekeeping and Pollinator Groups Meet with EPA

PENSACOLA, Fla. (January 24, 2011) - Last week representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the pesticide industry met with university researchers, conservationists and beekeeping groups in Florida to discuss the way that pesticide risks to bees are evaluated. The conference, which was organized by the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), is … [Read more...]

Insecticides – a Disaster in the Making

Insecticides are a hot issue in beekeeping right now and the British Beekeepers Association is refusing to sever its ties with pesticide manufacturers despite pressure from many of its members, and it seems that some recent CCD research has been compromised by the influence of the same corporations, determined to protect their profits no matter what the cost to nature. The subject of Phil … [Read more...]