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CATCH THE BUZZ – Virtual London National Honey Show 2020

Virtual London National Honey Show 2020 Due to concerns about holding such a large show under the cloud of Covid-19, this year’s National Honey Show in London will now be a virtual event to which everyone is invited both in the UK and worldwide. Whilst we will greatly miss seeing you all in person, as part of the National Honey…
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October 21, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – Queens NY Beekeeper

Queens-based beekeeper talks growing honey business from his rooftop and participation in local initiative to help the bees By: Emily Davenport Nick Hoefly (Photo courtesy of Nike Communications) What started as hobby ended up being a huge career move for a Queens-based beekeeper. Nick Hoefly started beekeeping in 2015 after he and a friend decided to each get a hive…
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October 20, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- How do Honey Bees make Honey?

From Bloom to Bottle — How Bees Make Honey By: Cristina Diaconu How do you like your honey? Swirled in a smoothie? Spread on toast? Drizzled over pancakes? This iconic ingredient truly takes any tasty treat to the next level and is so naturally moreish, there’s no doubt you’d devour that honey-laden loveliness in seconds. What’s ultra-impressive is that it’s…
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October 19, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Honey Bees, Early to Bed, Early to Rise

For honey bees, early to bed, early to rise Researchers are inducing hibernation earlier through use of cold storage to increase bees’ chances of survival. Lee Allen There are hundreds of quotes about just how beneficial bees are, industrious in their seemingly tireless pollination efforts. One of those is by naturalist Henry David Thoreau who wrote: “The keeping of bees…
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October 16, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Gut Bacteria Key to Honey Bee ID

‘Honey bee, it’s me’ Study: Gut bacteria is key to bee ID By: Talia Ogliore Are you who you say you are? Guard bees inspect a forager at the entrance to a hive. Research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the gut microbiome is critical to communication for honey bees. (Photo: Nathan Beach) For a honey bee, few…
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October 15, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- New Zealand Beekeeping Scholarship for Young People

New Zealand Scholarship offers young people boost into a beekeeping career 2019 Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship Jess Curtis with her first batch of honey from her hives. Photo/ Brianna Curtis Stratford Press Young people wanting to start a career in beekeeping are being encouraged to apply for the annual Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship, sponsored by Mossop’s Honey and Apiculture New…
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October 14, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ – North Carolina Pollinator Conservation

Here’s the Buzz: Conservation Efforts are in Full Sting Despite COVID-19 Setbacks By: Sascha Medina Local and state pollinator conservation efforts have been hampered by the pandemic. Some organizations have had to cancel their events outright, while others have transitioned to virtual settings. The Orange County Beekeepers Association educates beekeepers and the public about the importance of bees and other…
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October 13, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- French Ban on Bee Killing Pesticide Upheld

Top EU Court Swats Challenge to Bee-Protection Rules in France Molly Quell Beekeepers and apiarists dressed up as bees demonstrate outside the Palace of Westminster in 2013 ahead of the European Commission vote on the proposal to ban bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) LUXEMBOURG (CN) — A French ban on bee-killing pesticides was upheld Thursday by the EU’s…
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October 12, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Homegrown Honey? Maybe, Maybe not

Homegrown honey? Maybe, maybe not The Burke County Beekeepers’ Association is a good source for local honey. Photo submitted by Donna Teasley/North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Burke County Center Honey is truly one of nature’s bounties. It’s considered to be an almost perfect food. It can last forever and is used for more than just eating. It requires little attention…
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October 9, 2020
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CATCH THE BUZZ- French MPs Freeze ban on Neo-Nics

French MPs Vote to Freeze Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides Published October 7, 2020 By: Agence France-Presse French MPs have voted to temporarily lift a two-year-old ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides in a bid to save the country’s crucial sugar beet crop threatened by an insect plague. The ban entered into force in August 2018, placing France at the forefront of…
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October 8, 2020