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Bees have a stunning bite

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According to an  article on BBC' website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20080389 a honey bee can bite with a chemical that stuns the victim. They appear to use this bite against small pests such as the Varroa mite and Wax moth larvae.

"Honey-bees are known for their sting, but scientists have now discovered they can also bite.

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The Highly Filtered Honey Story

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This is from Vaughn M. Bryant, Professor at Texas A&M University, courtesy of Kim Flottum of Bee Culture magazine. It is about highly filtered honey and how it is impossible to tell where honey comes from once all of the pollen has been filtered out. He suspects the alot of honey is being imported from China, but since it is highly filtered we can't tell where it comes from.

http://home.ezezine.com/1636/1636-2012.04.24.08.36.archive.html  

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Pesticides culprits in Colony Collapse Disorder

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In an article in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/science/neocotinoid-pesticides-play-a-role-in-bees-decline-2-studies-find.html common pesticides known as neonicotinoids is named as the culprit in Colony Collapse Disorder.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

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