Neonicotinoids use and honey bees

12 th January 2018 Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority have published the following, Neonicotinoids use and honey bees The Issue There have been a number of studies discussed in the media that have found chemical residues present in honey and suggest a link between the use of neonicotinoids and declining health of honey bees. […]

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Pesticides bugger Buzzing Bees

Just released experiments have linked bee health to pesticide use. Researchers from University of Stirling, Scotland have found bumble bees that were exposed to the Neonicotinoid pesticides had their buzz frequency effected. This resulted in less pollen collected. The experiment found bees collected 47% to 56% less pollen compared to the control group. The world […]

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Aboriginal story, flowers bees and the ‘clever ones’.

Long ago in Dreamtime, when the creator God Baiame left the earth and gone to live his his far-away land of rest on top of the Sacred Mountain, all the flowers that grew on the stony plains and the ridges and the all the trees withered and died. None grew again in their place. The […]

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Beekeeping is the poetry of agriculture.

Beekeeping is the poetry of agriculture. Slovenia has a proud and very beautiful history of beekeeping. The saying, beekeeping is the poetry of agriculture, was first used by the Slovenians. Its many bee keepers , a ration of 4 to every 1000 citizens, would rank Slovenia as a nation of bee keepers. The Slovenian association […]

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Blessing of the bees

An ancient Irish tradition being once more created in a church in North Dublin The ceremony was facilitated by a tidy towns committee in Phibsoboro who saw it more as a heritage event. The ceremony is where Benedictine monks splash holy water over the hive. The priest recites a devotion that the Benedictine monks use […]

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Bee’magedon

“Bees are a keystone species in our ecosystems and crucial to the health and proliferation of numerous other organisms, including us.” Dr Katja Hogendoorn from University of Adelaide.   SaveSave

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ENTOMOVECTORING bees spreading fungicide

The flying doctors: Bee’s, science organics and agriculture. This combination is using honey bees to sustainably control infections in fruit trees.  Entomovectoring is a process where the honey bees effectively replaces the role of fungicide spraying. The bees are forced to collect biological control agents from a dispenser tray attached to the exit of their hives. […]

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