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  1. Vermont Beekeepers Release Bee Themed AR Game for iOS - Gamasutra


    Vermont Beekeepers Release Bee Themed AR Game for iOS
    Gamasutra
    Guilford, VT: Vermont Digital Arts, an indie game and art studio run by hobbyist beekeepers, today announced the launch of Waggle Words, an augmented reality word game set inside a beehive. The strategic word search game is for sale on the Apple App ...

  2. Beekeeping Hobby Keeps Milton Man Busy in Retirement - U.S. News & World Report


    Beekeeping Hobby Keeps Milton Man Busy in Retirement
    U.S. News & World Report
    "I like the way they work," said Blankenship, who serves as vice president of the Santa Rosa Beekeepers Association. "It's all for the hive. They have a good moral responsibility. They take care of themselves and each other. They're loyal and ...

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  3. Uzbekistan keen to develop beekeeping - Trend News Agency


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    Uzbekistan keen to develop beekeeping
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    Bees and products of their life activity is a real gift of nature to people, however, long-standing roots and traditional methods do not prevent beekeeping from remaining an actual business idea. Association of beekeepers of the Fergana region is ...

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  4. Can Hobby Beekeepers and “Bee Evangelists” Save the Ecosystem? - Sierra Magazine


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    Can Hobby Beekeepers and “Bee Evangelists” Save the Ecosystem?
    Sierra Magazine
    Luckily, hobby beekeeping is on the rise throughout the United States. In recent years, major cities including New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles have lifted restrictions on the practice, and amateur beekeepers, of whom there are about ...
    Man sets new Guinness world record for wearing a bee beard in TorontoCBC.ca

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  5. Italian Program Prepares Immigrants for Jobs as Beekeepers - Voice of America


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    Italian Program Prepares Immigrants for Jobs as Beekeepers
    Voice of America
    Beekeeping threats. Francesco Panella is president of a group called Bee Life EU. Panella has worked as a beekeeper for more than 40 years. He feels that migrant workers are important for Italy. “In reality, we have a huge problem in our country,” he says.

  6. Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees - Minnesota Public Radio News


    Minnesota Public Radio News

    Farmers, beekeepers put aside differences to aid bees
    Minnesota Public Radio News
    A new pilot project in North Dakota aims to get past frequent finger-pointing between beekeepers and farmers over the decline in bee populations and get them to work together with scientists to reverse the trend. "It's an effort to help everybody ...

  7. Maryland Beekeepers Fight to Keep Honeybee Colonies Alive - U.S. News & World Report


    Maryland Beekeepers Fight to Keep Honeybee Colonies Alive
    U.S. News & World Report
    Beekeepers first tried using chemicals, but have since moved away from that method because of residues they can leave in the honey. Some have adopted organic products and non-chemical techniques, but they are more labor-intensive and have to be done ...

  8. African Migrants Find Work as Beekeepers in Italy - Voice of America


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    African Migrants Find Work as Beekeepers in Italy
    Voice of America
    A group in Italy is training migrants — mostly from sub-Saharan Africa — as beekeepers, then pairing them with honey producers who need employees. Aid groups say new efforts by European leaders to stem the flow of migrants from Africa ignores the ...

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  9. Beekeepers fight to keep honeybee colonies alive - Capital Press


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    Beekeepers fight to keep honeybee colonies alive
    Capital Press
    Despite being the second-lowest annual loss in the survey's record, a 33 percent loss is still very high and in the long term could be dangerous for the beekeeping industry, Steinhauer said. “It's hard to imagine any other agricultural sector being ...

  10. Some Positive Buzz about Honey Bee Numbers - AgWeb


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    Some Positive Buzz about Honey Bee Numbers
    AgWeb
    Rogers continues, “Beekeeping has never been easy, but the introduction of this parasite (varroa mite) has forever changed the rules of the game, forcing beekeepers to cope with this formidable foe or face the loss of their livelihood altogether.” To ...