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Food Safety Authority raps honey-labelling standards - (Found July 8, 2008 )

31052006 - 11:20:43 The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today urged the food industry to be vigilant when sourcing honey labelled as Irish, following the results of a recent FSAI survey, which highlights the issue of misleading labelling. The survey of 20 randomly-selected Irish honeys, sourced from various manufacturers and retail outlets throughout Ireland, identified that five were found to be non-Irish, four of which were labelled as Irish, and one of which bore a misleading label.

Nelson beekeeper says varroa could put him out of business - (Found July 8, 2008 )

Posted at 4:16pm on 20 Jun 2006 A Nelson beekeeper whose hives have been infested with the varroa bee mite, says it has the potential to put him out of business. The Biosecurity Authority has started intensive hive testing and imposed movement controls on beekeepers across the top of the South Island after confirmation of the bee parasite at two sites in the Stoke area late last week.

Rural Report for Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - (Found July 8, 2008 )

20062006 12:32:02 It will be another two or three weeks before South Island farmers and beekeepers have a better idea on the spread of the varroa mite in the region. The bee mite has serious implications for the beekeeping industry and the horticultural and pastoral sectors as it attacks the pupae of honeybees. South Island agriculture is facing a potential loss of $300 million or more after the discovery of the mite at two separate locations around Nelson.

Arrival of varroa vexes beekeeper - (Found July 8, 2008 )

21 June 2006 By DAN HUTCHINSON As Nick Parkinson prepares to pack his bags full of certified organic honey samples and head for the New York Fancy Foods Show, a tiny mite is threatening to ruin everything. Parkinson, director of MountainHoney Kaikoura, has worked hard in recent years to get his product certified organic. Last year he sold almost all of his borage honey at a premium in the thriving US wholefoods market.

EDITORIAL: Another pest sneaks over border - (Found July 8, 2008 )

21.06.2006 Louis Pierard It is improbable that the spread of the bee mite varroa from the North Island to the South can be blamed on a lack of vigilance or on official incompetence. Since the nasty little killer, which preys on bee pupae and hitches rides on adult bees, appeared in Northland six years ago, South Island beekeepers have been bracing themselves for the worst.

Researcher stuck on therapeutic honey - (Found July 8, 2008 )

Marco Ursi, CanWest News Service Published: Saturday, June 10, 2006 VICTORIA -- Honey has long been used as a herbal remedy, but biochemist Dr. Peter Molan, of the University of Waikato in New Zealand, has discovered a kind of honey he says could sweeten the taste of medicine around the world. Molan says he has discovered that honey made from the manuka bush, which covers large areas of New Zealand, contains higher levels of anti-bacterial activity than honey sold at grocery stores. It's so...

In praise of honey: from the Koran to Van Morrison (611) - (Found July 8, 2008 )

Saturday, June 10, 2006 9:15 PM CDT The question I'm most often asked these days is not, How are you doing or something about weighty subjects such as SeverCorr or the sale of the hospital, but, How are the bees The bees are fine, I say. Their biggest challenge is surviving their keeper. Our bee hive has become the centerpiece of our back yard. Like a very busy airport there is constant movement, and just as one might watch planes take off and land, we watch the bees. (A typical hive can...

Looking for royal jelly in Cyprus ancient hills - (Found July 8, 2008 )

By Sheridan Lambert DRIVE north from the occupied village of Kythrea, today renamed De(irmenlik, and you will pass through a region of sparsely clad clay hills framed in the distance by Pentadaktylos grey fist. Further along the road, the mountains, thrown up from the sea eons ago, show gaping rust-colored wounds where the quarries cling like parasites. As you wind your way through this lunar landscape, with the quarries and clay now behind you, you will come to a spot where olive trees grow..

Beekeeper's smoker causes fire in Dayton - (Found July 8, 2008 )

Sierra Canyon by Del Webb A beekeeper's smoker overheated in the back of a pickup in Dayton, causing a fire that destroyed the vehicle and a storage building and burned one-quarter acre of brush. Central Lyon County Fire Protection District officials said the fire started accidently about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at 275 Sutro Road when a beekeeper returned from smoking out a swarm of bees. The fire threatened a home at that address, officials said. But the fire was put out before it reached the...

Ethiopia: Honey Production Registering Marked Increase in SNNPS - (Found July 8, 2008 )

The Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa) June 8, 2006 WIC Awassa The production of honey in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples State (SNNPS) is showing a marked increase, the state Agriculture and Rural Development Bureau said. Animal Husbandry and Fodder Development Senior Expert with the Bureau, Ergete Wolde-Semayat, told WIC yesterday that 8,300 tonnes of honey was collected in the past nine months as farmers in the state are utilizing modern beehives.The honey that used to be...
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