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CATCH THE BUZZ- No Substitute for Honey

No substitute for honey How adulteration and bee malnutrition threaten the future of this food, the bees that make it, and all the other plants they pollinate. If the panda and the tiger were the symbols of wildlife conservation and environmentalism in the 1990s, then the figurehead for the contemporary Green movement is most certainly the bee. That’s mostly for…
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April 30, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ – AHPA Raw Honey Petition

(Washington, D.C.) (April 21, 2021) – Today, a coalition of domestic beekeepers, including the American Honey Producers Association (“AHPA”) filed petitions alleging that imports of certain raw honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, Ukraine and Vietnam are being sold at less than fair value (i.e., dumped) in the United States.  Imports from those countries accounted for over 90 percent of imports…
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April 29, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Exotic Hornet ID Training

Washington State University Pesticide Resources and Education Program Exotic Hornet Identification Basics May 17 & 18  |  11:00 am – 2:15 pm Please join us for an exotic hornet identification training class. The purpose of this class is to help responders correctly identify insects submitted as potential Asian giant hornets.  Asian giant hornet was identified in Washington and Canada in…
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April 28, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Almond Grower Trials of Bee Vectoring Technology

Bee Vectoring Technologies Announces Start of the Sales Process in World’s Largest Almond Market Mississauga, Ontario and Sacramento, California–(Newsfile Corp. – March 10, 2021) – Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (CSE: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) (CVE: BEE) (the “Company” or “BVT”) is pleased to announce it has started its first grower trials in the Company’s largest single crop opportunity in the US to date, the…
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April 27, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- BIP Survey… Last Week!!!

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun – We’re Into The Last Week To Take The Annual Survey! The Bee Informed Team                   Most recently, we have made a big effort to address beekeeper feedback and make the survey shorter than ever before! https://beeinformed.org/2021/04/08/this-years-survey-is-mostly-new-hat/   Instead of tackling all management aspects at once, we decided…
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April 26, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- References to Bees and Honey in the three Monotheistic Religions

References to bees and honey in the three monotheistic religions By: Lillian Lake Bees and honeycomb. Shelby Cohron via Unsplash “Like a honey bee gathering honey from all types of flowers, the wise men search everywhere for truth and sees only good in all religions” (Hindu scripture Srimad Mahabhagavatam). The Hindus refer to honey as the “nectar of the sun.” When…
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April 23, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Commercial Pollen Subs Research

University of North Carolina Greensboro News Dr. Nicholas Oberlies Dr. Nicholas Oberlies (Chemistry & Biochemistry) received new funding from Project Apis m. for the project “Understanding the effects of commercial pollen substitutes and microalgae-based prebiotic diet additives on the honey bee gut microbiome and metabolome.” Beekeepers have become reliant on pollen substitute (PS) diets as landscapes shift to agriculturally intensive…
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April 22, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- Royal Jelly is not the Whole Story

Royal jelly does not a queen make! What makes a queen? For bees, it’s long been believed that queenliness depends on a special diet of royal jelly—a milky white secretion of protein, water and fat that oozes from the heads of nurse bees. But a new paper shows the secret sauce to create a queen isn’t the sauce itself. It’s…
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April 21, 2021
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CATCH THE BUZZ- It’s not the Glyphosate, it is the Inert Ingredients

Research surprise unveils how common herbicide kills bees Marc Heller, E&E News Reporter A buff-tailed bumblebee forages on a head of red clover flowers. Eduardo E. Zattara Many studies already claimed the nation’s most-used weedkiller was lethal to bees, but new research indicates its much-maligned active ingredient — glyphosate — isn’t to blame. Instead, the culprit appears to be inert ingredients…
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April 20, 2021
Bee Culture

CATCH THE BUZZ- Donate to Train People in Ghana

One Donation, Twice the Impact for Bees, Trees and People Bees for Development, the Monmouth-based charity that makes life better with bees around the world, is running a week-long appeal starting this Earth Day, Thursday 22 April. With the funds raised, they will train at least 200 people living near Digya National Park in Ghana to keep bees sustainably and to enrich forest habitat.…
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April 19, 2021