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Honey Could Help Scientists Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Honey Could Help Scientists Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A unique type of honey might help health professionals combat the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to research conducted by a group of Australian scientists. With drug-resistant infections on the rise, this new buzz about honey is cause for hope.     The studies Recent studies have looked specifically at manuka honey from New Zealand.… Continue Reading

Mushrooms: The Latest Tool in the Fight Against Varroa Mites

Mushrooms: The Latest Tool in the Fight Against Varroa Mites

Honeybees have faced their fair share of environmental threats in recent years, and no threat is greater than the one posed by the parasitic varroa mite. These mites infest honeybee colonies, latching themselves onto the bees and infecting them with a deadly virus. If beekeepers don’t intervene to stop an infestation, it can destroy an… Continue Reading

Winter Honeybee Losses Lowest in More Than a Decade

Winter Honeybee Losses Lowest in More Than a Decade

There’s still plenty of work that needs to be done to protect America’s honeybee populations, but a recent survey of nearly 5,000 U.S. beekeepers has some much-needed good news for our favorite pollinators. According to the Bee Informed Partnership survey, American beekeepers lost 21 percent of their colonies during the winter of 2016. While this… Continue Reading