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Nov 20-22 – The Florida State Beekeepers Association will host their Winter Conference on Amelia Island, FL. For more information visit: http://www.floridabeekeepersconference.com/ Highlights Include: Seminars $ Panels; Live Hive Demos; Honey Judging & Tasting; Beekeeping 101; Tradeshow; Awards Dinner; Live Auction; and Networking Opportunities.
Pesticide build-up could lead to poor honey bee health
Penn State University
Philadelphia, August 18, 2008 — Honey bees industriously bring pollen and nectar to the hive, but along with the bounty comes a wide variety of pesticides, according to Penn State researchers.
Excavations reveal first beehives in ancient Near East
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem via Huliq.com
September 4, 2007 — This is the earliest apiary to be revealed to date in an archaeological excavation anywhere in the ancient Near East, said Prof. Mazar. It dates from the 10th to early 9th centuries B.C.E.
An answer to the mystery of wanton queen honeybees
By Susan Lang, Cornell University, Press Release
July 19, 2007 — Why do queen honeybees mate with dozens of males? Does their extreme promiscuity, perhaps, serve a purpose?