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Paper prepared by James E Cresswell, Nicolas Desneux and  Dennis vanEngelsdorp

Paper prepared by Christof W. Schneider Jürgen Tautz,  Bernd Grünewald and Stefan Fuchs


Honey bees that dance to give directions to flowers make more errors when performing horizontally due to gravity, say researchers. Female foragers perform "waggle runs" on the hive's honeycomb for other bees. The intricate movements display the direction and distance of the flowers from the hive. Researchers from the University of Sussex are "eavesdropping" on bees to find out more about where they feed in Britain. Dr Margaret Couvillon has spent three years decoding the bees' unique method of communication.



Prepared by Vince Giuliano


Southern Lakes Honey owner John Stevenson said varroa was found in Invercargill when an agriculture ministry contractor inspected a hive of a hobbyist beekeeper last week. The hobbyist sourced varroa-infested bees from Alexandra, for hobby hives in Dunedin, and then Invercargill, he said. "It's come down to Invercargill a bloody sight quicker than it should have." Mr Stevenson has 700 commercial hives spread around varroa-free areas in Te Anau and Glenorchy.

State beekeeping companies may enter the European market in a more firm manner, after an agreement signed this day between the Ministry of Economic Development (SEFOE) and the Metropolitan Technologiical University (UTM), same as an investment of 10 million pesos for develop marketing strategies, market research and providing advice to organizations in this field.

On April 20, in the hall of the Municipality of San Ignacio was made the fifth beekeeping sector table and the first table of competitiveness for the country's southern region, comprising the departments of Itapúa, Misiones and Ñeembucú.

Beekeepers complained to the authorities of the Directorate General of Livestock in the market is selling honey adulterated with products like high fructose corn syrup that is sold as pure honey in large supermarket chains and various means of marketing to the detriment of producers and consumers.

The National Health Service, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA) said the Yucatan honey that is exported to Europe in any way contains transgenic pollen, as Germans laboratory studies show

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 13:36


The Rural Training Centre of Moraleja on Friday will host a technical conference to be presented to the Extremadura  beekeeping professional sector innovation project in Agricultural Training "Employment, innovation and new technologies in the beekeeping industry."

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