17 Dec 2012

Media Watch - 17/12/12

Antibiotics weakening bees defences? Who'da thought?

"A new study finds prolonged antibiotic use by beekeepers might play a role in
the mysterious drop in honey bee populations in the United States."

http://blogs.voanews.com/science-world/2012/11/02/antibiotics-might-contribute-t\
o-bee-die-off/







 
And from up north,



Buzz about native bees' potential for honey and crops

"The little Kimberley bee, long overlooked as a crop pollinator in favour of the
dominating European honeybee, could be about to get its day in the sun.

There are few bushtucker foods as nice as sugarbag, the name given to honey
produced by native bees in hollow logs."

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/12/10/3651453.htm

Shame we can't get them down here in "sunny" Melbourne, although I do see a lot
of other native bees buzzing around.

Cheers,
Woz

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