Ian Mckellen Reluctantly Studied Beekeeping For Mr. Holmes Role

http://www.topix.com/science/apiculture/2015/12/ian-mckellen-reluctantly-studied-beekeeping-for-mr-holmes-role?fromrss=1 The X-Men star portrays an ageing version of legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in the movie, in which his retired character becomes a professional apiculturist. The British actor reveals he flat out refused to work with the insects when… (READ MORE)

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Varroa Mites

http://articles.extension.org:80/pages/71149/varroa-mites Varroa mites (Varroa destructor) are the foremost pest of western honey bee colonies. They inhabit nearly every honey bee colony in most of the world, transmit deadly viruses, shorten bee lifespan, limit productivity, and cause severe economic damage every… (READ MORE)

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Highly effective new wasp bait decimates hives while keeping bees safe from toxins – ABC Online

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-17/european-wasp-bait-effective-keeps-bees-safe/6946482 Highly effective new wasp bait decimates hives while keeping bees safe from toxins Jodie Goldsworthy, Beechworth Honey owner and director of the Oceania Commission of the global beekeeping industry body APIMONDIA, told ABC Rural that while European wasps had… (READ MORE)

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Ten beekeeping crimes you should not commit

http://www.honeybeesuite.com/ten-beekeeping-crimes-you-should-not-commit/ What are beekeeping crimes? A beekeeping crime is a skipped step, a missed opportunity, or an unfortunate assumption about either honey bees, beekeeping, or the environment we live in. They are crimes because they often result in the death… (READ MORE)

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Don’t kill our bees! Immediately halt the use of Neonicotinoids on crops – Petitions

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/104796 So parliament are going to discuss an online petition on their website. The suggestion is banning neonicotinoids in the UK (paraphrased). Its going to be on 7th December and you can watch it live on parliamentlive.tv. I am looking… (READ MORE)

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Forager bees ‘turn on’ gene expression to protect against microorganisms, toxins – UC Davis

http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id%3D11361 Forager bees ‘turn on’ gene expression to protect against microorganisms, toxins- UC Davis When honeybees shift from nurse bees to foragers, or from caring for the brood to foraging for nectar and pollen, the bees “turn on” gene expression… (READ MORE)

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Tucking the bees in for winter

http://adventuresinbeeland.com/2015/11/22/tucking-the-bees-in-for-winter It has taken a while to come, but at last we have proper see-your-breath-in-the-air, see-the-sparkling-frost-in-the-mornings cold. The kind of cold that stops honey bees flying. I walked round the apiary yesterday and the hives could have been abandoned, so quiet… (READ MORE)

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Forager bees ‘turn on’ gene expression to protect against microorganisms, toxins – UC Davis

http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id%3D11361 UC DavisForager bees ‘turn on’ gene expression to protect against microorganisms, toxinsUC DavisWhen honeybees shift from nurse bees to foragers, or from caring for the brood to foraging for nectar and pollen, the bees “turn on” gene expression with… (READ MORE)

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How to attract bees to your garden – Telegraph.co.uk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/how-to-grow/how-to-attract-bees-to-your-garden/ Telegraph.co.uk How to attract bees to your garden Reduce – or preferably stop – using pesticides altogether. Garden chemicals containing the neonicotinoids thiacloprid and acetamiprid, which are still approved for home garden use, are available today at most garden… (READ MORE)

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EPA bans sale of pesticide that’s toxic to honey bees – Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-epa-pesticide-20151113-story.html EPA bans sale of pesticide that’s toxic to honey bees It’s the end of the line for sulfoxaflor, a pesticide used on a wide array of produce, but that has been found to be toxic to honey bees that… (READ MORE)

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