A subspecies of South African honey bee has been discovered to be comprised of millions of clones from a single individual. Over the past three decades, a single individual bee has successfully created millions of clones of herself thanks to … Continue reading A bee cloned herself million times over the past three decades; now a threat other species
Charlotte Coates, Peter G. Kevan and Saira Espinosa from the University of Guelph, explore how apivectoring is innovating agricultural systems with its method of precision biological control. The problems facing agriculture worldwide are undeniable. In recent years, the global decline … Continue reading How is apivectoring innovating agricultural systems?
For the second time in two years, Gildardo Urrego is scooping up piles of dead bees after an invisible evil invaded his hives in northwest Colombia, wreaking havoc among his swarms. Urrego has no proof, but he suspects the culprit … Continue reading Apiarists say avocado buzz is killing bees
When you think of bees, a hive humming with activity probably comes to mind. But most of the world’s 20,000 bee species don’t call a hive home. These wild species lead solitary lives instead, and around 70 percent of them … Continue reading Landmark study shows soil pesticide reduces wild bee reproduction by 89%
Welcoming bees to farms and orchards boosts harvests through pollination. Honey, beeswax and propolis store and sell well. Beekeeping makes the difference that sustains farmers and their families. Farming for export brings in cash. But all too often it uproots … Continue reading Building Resilient farms and farmers in Ghana
While people mostly use honey to sweeten foods and beverages, it also has some therapeutic value for the skin. Many products available over the counter, such as lip ointments, after sun creams, and lotions, contain varying amounts of honey. An … Continue reading Honey for skin: How to use and side effects
Bee hives are alive with activity. Have you ever wondered about the life of a bee? How is a bee colony organized? How do bees construct their hives? How do bees make honey? What is life like for a bee? … Continue reading Life inside the Bee Hive, How bees make honey, How bees communicate
It’s common knowledge that honey is one of the healthy and accessible substitutes for sugar, but along the way to prove that it’s better than refined sugar several myths passed as truths in many people’s minds. Today, we are going … Continue reading ‘Clearing honey’s name’: Here are Ten common myths about honey
Probably, we all know that beeswax makes great candles, but did you also know that it has many other household uses? Well, this is especially true in the movement away from commercially-made cosmetics and cleaning products. Beeswax can be a … Continue reading Beeswax: Its uses around our homes
The Founder of Effort Beekeepers Association in the South Dayi District, Mr Hayford Yao Dometi, has called on the youth to engage in bee-keeping as a business to enhance their self-sufficiency. He said bee-keeping was a lucrative business, which generated … Continue reading Ghana youths urged to venture into beekeeping business for self-sufficiency
Honey is the most popular natural sweetener in the world and the global trade in bee products is worth millions of dollars every year. Due to its diverse use, the worldwide consumption of honey is so huge that supply can … Continue reading Exploring the amazing world of honeybee and the lucrative opportunities it presents
A three-day intensive workshop has been organized by Bees for development Ghana (BfdG) for citrus farmers in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) district, Central Region of Ghana. BfdG is a charity organization using bees to better the livelihoods of poor people in … Continue reading Disappointed citrus farmers in A. A. K. district trained to produce honey from bees
The world needs bees. Three out of four food crops and 90 per cent of wild plants depend to some extent on bee pollination. With climate change, habitat loss, intensive farming methods and pesticides that expose bees to the deadly … Continue reading Increasing numbers the backyard beekeepers
Bees have been able to live and work sustainably on Earth for over 100 million years, yet we are currently witnessing the widespread loss of pollinating insects across the world and a fundamental deterioration of nature. How can we protect … Continue reading Harmony in the hive: What do bees need?
Globally, honeybees are under serious threat. These important pollinators are affected by issues of nutrition, habitat loss, pesticides, a changing climate, pathogens and an economic system that lacks ecological accountability. Honeybee [Apis mellifera] populations are also being wiped out by … Continue reading Building resilient and sustainable beekeeping: Lessons from Africa
A Pennsylvania couple did not know they had house guests until lines of fresh honey started dripping down the walls of their home’s mudroom. Andrea Isabell and her husband Justin have lived in their 100-year-old home in Perkasie for five … Continue reading Couple finds out they’re living with thousands of bees after fresh honey drips down their walls