Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:00

Varroa and virus insights

A UNIVERSITY of Otago study of the first stages of Varroa infestation and its consequences on bees and viruses in New Zealand will provide important insights for future management of threatened bee populations world-wide.

Published in General News
Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:33

Bees in good shape

MANAGED BEE hives and honey production in New Zealand is increasing and there is little or no evidence that pesticides are affecting bee health, according to a parliamentary committee report.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 July 2014 16:08

Obama orders action for bees

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency to assess pesticide impact on bee and other pollinator health and to take action, as appropriate, within 180 days.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 19 September 2013 15:25

City hives a risk to bees

BRITISH SCIENTISTS are urging people in towns and cities keen to help the beleaguered honey bee not to buy a hive but to grow bee-friendly flowers instead.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 04 April 2013 16:04

Bees also starving

BEES FACE starvation and, surprisingly, drowning as a result of the drought, says John Hartnell, head Federated Farmers’ bee group.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 15:14

Chef adds sting to bee campaign

New Zealand's famous free range cook, Annabel Langbein, has become an 'ambassador' for New Zealand bees.

Published in General News
Friday, 17 August 2012 09:10

Love our threatened bees

The National Beekeepers' Association is kicking off 'Love Our Kiwi Bees', a nationwide campaign to protect bees. National Bee Week in New Zealand runs from Monday (August 20) to August 24.

Published in General News
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