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Israeli bees are doing OK

While global honeybee populations have declined, Israeli bees are holding steady.  Reasons include Israeli research into Colony Collapse Disorder, boosting bee immune systems, developing nectar-rich plants, Israeli Honey Board support for beekeepers, eradicating Varroa mites and planting 100,000 seedlings to … Continue reading

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Israeli bees save Japan’s crops

Israeli bumblebees are being sent to Japan to help make up for a lack of bees caused by increased use of pesticides in the rice fields. Israel’s Bio Bee firm, at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, ships the bees in spacious hives, … Continue reading

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Robots for agriculture

Projects at the Ben Gurion University include artificial bees to pollinate flowers and robots to spray and to harvest crops. Their aim is to compensate for the shortage of bees and the lack of workers able to do hard, monotonous … Continue reading

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Empowering women in Nepal

IsraAID has launched a project in Nepal by opening a beekeeping school near Kathmandu. 64 women have learned how to become beekeepers, form a cooperative to sell honey to local stores and tourists in Nepal. Each woman received one beehive … Continue reading

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Come on you bees!

US agro-chemical giant Monsanto has bought up Israeli biotech start-up Beelogics. Beelogics develops targeted biological pest and disease control solutions for bees and bee colonies. http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000687497&fid=1725

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