Bees

Garden Centers

October 20, 2019 /

We seem to become more and more aware of the harm of pesticides to bee populations and blame this mainly on the industrial agriculture. Yet, this is not industry isn’t the only one responsible for the damage of pesticides on bees, given that the horticulture uses a large number of toxic pesticides as well. Garden…

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High of honey

October 10, 2019 /

While mother nature provides us with all kinds of drugs – from magic mushrooms to cannabis – the hallucinating side effects of a certain honey shouldn’t be forgotten nor underestimated. We’re referring to a honey made of the nectar of the Rhondondendron, produced by the wild giant honey bees of the Himalaya. The honey is…

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Increasing prices

October 1, 2019 /

The Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) affects more than one would probably think of in the first instance. Because just like more negative phenomena’s, the CCD causes a domino-effect of problems in a row. To be more specific, the CCD causes increasing prices of honey and many other food sources. Honey prices in the US for…

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Mushrooms, perhaps the hero of the bees

September 20, 2019 /

While honey bee populations keep on declining as a result of the colony collapse disorder (CCD), scientists are looking for solutions to the various conditions that are assumed to be the cause of the CCD.  This search of scientists worldwide seem to have paid off, now they’ve found an ally in a widely-distributed mushroom. Two…

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The sweet benefits of honey

September 1, 2019 /

As there are multiple ways to sweeten your drinks or food, honey is one of them. It is for a reason that honey is often used instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners, since honey has a lot of benefits for the human body. The substitute for sugar contains about 69% glucose and fructose and is…

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Hey honey where are you from?

August 20, 2019 /

You would describe honey probably as a sweet, sugary and viscous substance that’s produced by bees or other related insects. But have you ever heard of the differences in honey? In fact, there are more than 300 varieties of honey, differing in flower source, taste, area they come from and go so on. Different categories…

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Evolving bees

August 10, 2019 /

Bees in both the United States and Europe, seem like they are starting to evolve as a respond to the Varroa mite that has been decimating their populations by spreading a damaging virus. A study of wild honey bees living in forests near Ithaca shows that bees rapidly evolved resistance through natural selection. DNA samples…

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