solar farm solar apiary beekeeping bee meadows Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash

In our last post, we looked at the practice of planting pollinator friendly plants, aka creating  “bee meadows,” on solar farm sites in the UK. Now, commercial beekeepers are rolling out solar apiaries across the USA. In June 2017, National Geographic published the amusing headline ‘The Tesla of Honey‘. They were referring to the first…

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Bee Friendly Solar Farms 1 bee meadows

Initiatives in the UK and USA are transforming solar farms into pollinator friendly bee meadows. An environmental conscience has inspired many a budding bee keeper. Bees, after all, are essential to the survival of our ecosystems and the health of our planet. The same motivations has seen demand increase for greener, renewable energy. But every…

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Honey Bee Intelligence Part 2 Can bees do math

RMIT researchers believe that their study shows honey bees can do basic math. Did these bees really perform addition and subtraction to get through a maze? Honey bees are remarkable in so many ways. Anyone who works with them can vouch for that. But recent research into honey bee intelligence is finding that those tiny…

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Honey Bee Intelligence Bee Brains Part 1

Fascinating research into honey bee intelligence is capturing the imaginations of bee lovers. It’s no surprise to see that the world is becoming more intrigued with the wondrous honey bee. Lately there has been exciting research on honey bee intelligence emerging. Even the media has been quick to report on these fascinating updates. In part…

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dicamba drift herbicide weed killer honey bees

USA honey bees are facing yet another lethal threat from new “drift-prone” applications of weed killer Dicamba. Beekeepers have linked new “drift-prone” applications of the weed killer Dicamba with a worrying trend. Bee numbers and honey production has recently plummeted in southern USA. Both beekeepers and scientists believe the herbicide is killing the wild forage…

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Australian Pharmaceutical Beeswax In Demand

Demand for Australian Beeswax has continued to surge. Many industries use beeswax to make a range of products. These includes everything from candles and furniture polish to glazing products for food. But it the is beauty and health industries worldwide that have driven prices the most. And there is particular demand for Australian beeswax, which…

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