Tag Archives: CCD

stuff.co.nz – Much more to bee industry than just producing honey

Good article, but I don’t agree that the Green Partys concerns about CCD and unfounded, why wait until we have it to address the issue. Isn’t that like building a fire engine when you have a fire to fight? And … Continue reading

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radionz.co.nz – Beekeepers concerned about varroa resistance

This is another reason, why we as Beekeepers need to find alternatives to using chemical treatments in our hives. Beekeepers are concerned about reports of varroa mite showing resistance to chemical treatments in some hives around Auckland and the Waikato. … Continue reading

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Organic Legion – Commercial Bee Farms Feed GM High Fructose Corn Syrup to Bees

Why would you feed GM corn products? Is this really helping the bees? A quick premise for the people that do not know who Monsanto is and what is high fructose corn syrup: Monsanto is the leading producer of biochemical … Continue reading

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voxy.co.nz – Why The Bee Team Is The A Team

Good article and comments from John Hartnell the Federated Farmers Bees spokesperson. Since 2000, Varroa has seen the loss of at least 200,000 bee colonies. Federated Farmers believes it doesn’t matter what hat farmers wear; sheep, kiwifruit, mohair or dairy, … Continue reading

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Bijensterfte – Slovenia bans neonicotinoids after massive bee deaths in Pomurje region

Sad to hear about all those bees deaths, but good news that the Slovenia Government have acted. Shame the New Zealand Government still hasn’t banned neonicotinoids in Clean Green New Zealand… Ljubljana, 28 April 2011 (STA) – The government of … Continue reading

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/A News Vancouver Island – Vancouver Island Bees On the Comeback

Yay some great news from Vancouver Island, and New Zealand bees played a part as well.

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infonews.co.nz – Green Party Advisory: Bee hives come to the Beehive

Yay for Ms Kedgley, great to see one politician is doing something to help the bees, before CCD takes a hold in New Zealand and destroys our agriculture industry. Green Party MP Sue Kedgley is launching a petition today calling … Continue reading

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Yahoo! News – UN alarmed at huge decline in bee numbers

Hmmm, I wonder if this news will change the New Zealand’s government stance of pesticides? Mass deaths of bee colonies in many parts of the world may be part of a wider, hidden threat to wild insect pollinators vital to … Continue reading

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NZ Herald News – Overworked bees under attack

A good article from the New Zealand Herald about CCD and the state of Bees in New Zealand. When you look at the varroa mite, New Zealand agriculture and horticulture will be paying for that for the rest of their … Continue reading

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Interview with Gilles Ratia in The Bay of Plenty Times

A great article from the Bay of Plenty Times about Gilles Ratia’s work. Mankind must heed the message of the bees and switch from conventional to organic systems of agriculture believes Gilles Ratia, of France, who is president of Apimondia, … Continue reading

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