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  1. Commercial Beekeeping
    Hello Beeks, I have been checking international honey prices because I would like to venture in exporting honey from Mexico to Europe. I have nearly 100 hives my self but there are other bee keepers in the area and I believe we could gather a couple of containers per season. Is the...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello, My name is Richard Coates and I live in Bristol (England, UK) The reason I am posting is that I am helping to organize a conference for bee keepers early next year. The conference is in the early stages of development and is due to take place early in March 2017. The venue will be...
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    FYI, I'm sure there are lot's of folks on this forum that will be interested in this scientific work. Perhaps many of you with experience can help guide the work that's being started. Dustin The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a new website, #Efsa4Bees, dedicated to its...
  4. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Olfactory Attraction of the Hornet Vespa velutina to Honeybee Colony Odors and Pheromones Since the beginning of the last century, the number of biological invasions has continuously increased worldwide. Due to their environmental and economical consequences, invasive species are now a major...
  5. Welcome Forum
    Hello all, My name is Rob and I am an american expat living in Belgium for 5 years now. Just yesterday I got married to my french speaking belgian wife. Now of course I finally took the plunge and ordered 3 packages of bees late in the spring this year, and therefore had a 2 month delay in...
  6. Bee Forum
    Agricultural Policies Exacerbate Honeybee Pollination Service Supply-Demand Mismatches Across Europe Declines in insect pollinators across Europe have raised concerns about the supply of pollination services to agriculture. Simultaneously, EU agricultural and biofuel policies have encouraged...
  7. Alternative Pollinators
    Genetic Variability of the Neogregarine Apicystis bombi, an Etiological Agent of an Emergent Bumblebee Disease The worldwide spread of diseases is considered a major threat to biodiversity and a possible driver of the decline of pollinator populations, particularly when novel species or strains...
  8. Bee Forum
    Demographics of the European Apicultural Industry Over the last few years, many European and North American countries have reported a high rate of disorders (mortality, dwindling and disappearance) affecting honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera). Although beekeeping has become an increasingly...
  9. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/29/bee-harming-pesticides-banned-europe A bee collects pollen from a sunflower in Utrecht, the Netherlands. EU states have voted in favour of a proposal to restrict the use of pesticides linked to serious harm in bees. Europe will enforce the...
  10. Welcome Forum
    Hello, I am a hardworking beekeeper, as all of you are, if professional, and bee lover, as all of us are, for sure. I am setting up a large scale help for beekeepers from Bulgaria. If some of you are interested in this adventure, please feel free to visit this page...
  11. Bee Forum
    Major Report concludes: "Neonicotinoids are An Unnacceptable Danger to Bees" http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/29/crop-pesticides-honeybee-decline?intcmp=239 The world's most widely used insecticides (Imidacloprid) has for the first time been officially labelled an...
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