Category: World news

Honey as good as Antibiotics

The research, which is the first time honey has been tested as an antibacterial agent in peritoneal dialysis, will disappoint clinicians who had hoped that honey might offer a better alternative to antibiotics for...

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FAKE Manuka Honey on the world market!

The British Food Safety Agency (FSA) has issued an international warning about false and illegal claims on the labels of Manuka honey, after analysis showed that more than 50 percent of the products with...

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With Bee Venom to find New anti-cancer drugs

Study of melittin-based pore formation as key to find New anti-cancer drugs A new study by Rice University biophysicists offers the most comprehensive picture yet of the molecular-level action of melittin, the principal toxin...

Healing Power of Manuka honey

Today probably every beekeeper knows Manuka honey. Manuka (monofloral) honey is produced in New Zealand from the nectar of the Manuka bush / tree (Leptospermum scoparium and/or Leptospermum polygalifolium). Manuka tree is spread all across New...

Lucky beekeepers in Afganistan

Afganistan is a land of farmers, around 80 % of them make a living from farming. The big part of that life is beekeeping. It seems that Afghan agriculture is more than just producing honey,...

Book review: The Spirit of the Hive

The Spirit of the Hive: The Mechanisms of Social Evolution (Harvard University Press) In the beginning of year 2013 beekeeping community gain new book from author Robert E. Page Jr, The Spirit of the Hive: The Mechanisms...

Honeybee Seed Bank

Honeybee sperm bank

Year after year, varroa mites let thousands of bee colonies to die. Although beekeepers can treat their bee colonies  through (in most cases) acid treatment, but that is expensive, takes a lot of Beekeepers...