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Pesticides: Germany Bans Chemicals Linked to Honeybee Devastation

Pesticides: Germany bans chemicals linked to honeybee devastation
By Alison Benjamin
Guardian UK, 6/10/2008
Straight to the Source  more info:


More  Articles on the Internet about Honey Bees, including Colony Collapse:


The New Yorker

“Dept. of Entomology:  Stung

Where have all the bees gone?”

by Elizabeth Kolbert

August 6, 2007



“No one knew whether colony-collapse disorder was caused by disease, mites, toxins, or cell phones, but some keepers had reportedly lost seventy per cent of their bees.


Not long ago, I found myself sitting at the edge of a field with a bear and thirty or forty thousand very angry bees. The bear was there because of the bees. The bees were there because of me, and why I was there was a question I found myself unable to answer precisely.” 

For more, go to this webpage:



Dying bees

Buzz off

Apr 26th 2007

From The Economist print edition

Investigating colony collapse disorder


IT IS a mystery that would tax the minds of the world's greatest detectives. Across America beekeepers are finding hives abandoned. What appear to be normal, healthy adults suddenly disappear within two days, leaving their queen, their food stores and the young.

For more, go to this webpage:




Queen of the bees

Davis expert tries to breed tough critters

By Jim Downing - Bee Staff Writer

Published 12:00 am PDT Sunday, July 29, 2007

Story appeared in BUSINESS section, Page D2

About the writer:


Susan Cobey, left, manager of the UC Davis bee biology program, talks with visiting scientist John Pollard.

For more, go to this webpage:





A world without bees is a world without chocolate

UC professor says urban gardeners could save California's native bee population and avert an ecological catastrophe

Alison Rood, Special to The Chronicle

Saturday, March 3, 2007


When Professor Gordon Frankie wants to impress schoolchildren with the importance of bees, he lays out an array of foods such as berries, grapes, pears and chocolate alongside a couple of dried-out tortillas and rice cakes and asks them which foods they prefer.


"Invariably the kids go for the fruits and chocolate," he said. "Then I tell them: In a world without bees, the only choice they'd have would be the dried-out tortillas or rice cakes, since wheat and rice are self-pollinated. Even chocolate, from the cacao plant, depends on the pollination of bees. That gets their attention."

For more, go to this webpage:





Garden blooms where dead lie in Sacramento

A pioneer cemetery tended by dedicated volunteers is also a nursery for native bees

Alison Rood, Special to The Chronicle

Saturday, March 3, 2007


A graveyard on a cold January morning is the last place you'd expect to find a flurry of gardening activity, but Sacramento's oldest cemetery was teeming with life.

For more, go to this webpage:




Moving a hive of wild bees while saving the swarm

T. Jeff Williams, Special to The Chronicle

Saturday, June 16, 2007


“I have always liked honeybees and even taught my children how to pet them. (It's no big trick: They are too busy collecting nectar to worry about a gentle touch to their back.) When I noticed many bees congregating under my backyard workshop, I thought this was fine. They would pollinate my vegetables and fruit trees. But the landing approach from neighborhood flowers to the hive soon consumed half my backyard, and the bees didn't like anything getting in their way, especially people. The time had come to move them.


The last thing I wanted to do was to kill the bees, which are mysteriously dying across the country at an alarming rate.”

For more, go to this webpage:




Queen bees use mind control to keep young workers in line

Amber Dance, Los Angeles Times

Saturday, July 21, 2007


A queen bee needs to keep her subjects calm and quiet, and she does so by secreting a scent that prevents worker bees from learning, according to new research.


The study, published this week in the journal Science, found that a component in the queen's pheromone inhibits the sterile worker bees' ability to learn from negative experiences.

For more, go to this webpage:



Amercian Beekeeping Federation:  Honey bee die off alarms...

Talk of the Nation NPR Interview:  Across the U.S., Keepers Say Their Bees are AWOL

CNN:  Mysterious Ailment Wiping Out Bees l


 For more information on honey bees and the plants they pollinate:


For information on the honey bees of the Opera Garnier in Paris, France:


For information on Les Abeilles boutique in Paris, specializing in honey bee products:


For information on apiaries which can be found in parks and gardens around Paris and in neighboring suburbs:




Plight of France's honey bee

By John Laurenson   (BBC News)  Pertuis,Provence






Société Centrale d'Apiculture with links to beehives in Jardin du Luxembourg, Parc Georges Brassens and current activities and classes in Paris of the Central Society of Apiculture.  Commémoration du 150ème anniversaire de la Société Centrale d’Apiculture Exposition du 16 au 24 septembre 2006 à l’Orangerie du Jardin du Luxembourg


Malcolm T. Sanford  (detailed accounts of honey bee related study)

Bldg 970, Box 110620

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611-0620

letters back home from Provence while on faculty leave




Rome, August 6 - Italian bees are been killed off by the millions and environmentalists and honey producers warned today this was a sign of a worrisome turn for the environment.


Published by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture

Stung by declining honey production, France is promoting urban apiculture.

 extensive entries on honey and honey bees:


European Documentation in Beekeeping for Press and Information:

Links to beekeeping in Belgium, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland


Directory of Entomological Societies, Worldwide (including links to specific countries)



Fairtrade Honey information:


How to construct a Vautier bee hive  (Senegal)
By Karamokho Sakho


Swiss beekeeping



A hive of ideas  By Peter Day , Presenter, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service 

The Honey Bee Network (India)



JULY, 2002 Guadalajara, Jal., México



WEB Links to the World

A Thousand Great Places to Bee on the Web!!





PBS website on honey bees


National Honey Board


Recipes using honey



Recipes using honey




Honeycomb House (Hanna House) at Stanford University

Hanna House, also known as Honeycomb House, is a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece and a National Historic Landmark.  The house’s honeycomb shapes are mimicked in many of the home's details, from the flooring to the bathroom tiles.  Tours are offered by appointment only; call the reservation line at (650) 725-8352.  For photos and more information: 



UC Davis Dept. of Entomology

367 Briggs Hall

(530) 752-0475


R.M. Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis

Community members are welcome to visit the Bohart Museum of Entomology which boasts the seventh largest insect collection in North America.  Group and educational tours can be arranged as well.  Located at the corner of California and LaRue, Davis, CA.  (530) 752-9555

Hours:  9-12 and 1-5 M-F   Closed Weekends


Sacramento Beekeepers Assocation (SABA)

Mail:  SABA c/o  Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies, 2110 X Street, Sacramento, CA, USA  95818


Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies

Specializes in health promoting products produced by the honey bee. 

Referral service for removal of springtime swarms of bees in greater Sacramento area.



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