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BEE BIZ Issue No 14 September 2002

Bee Biz Sept02

Competition for space during the honeydew flow in the Menalo Forest of Greece leads to some beekeepers placing their hives on the roadside. (Photo: John Phipps).
On the cover:
Hive Standards and Hive Auditing, Cliff Van Heaton
Overwintering Large Numbers of Nucs in the Northern Hemisphere, Dr Alexander
Beekeeping Problems in Zimbabwe, Peter Taylor
Business Profile: GloryBee Foods



Peter Taylor, Zimbabwe; John Atkinson, UK; Robert Gulliford, Australia.

In The News:
Events: National Honey Show (UK); Apitherapy Symposium, Cuba; Apimondia
2003, Slovenia.
Honey: Revised EU honey directives; Honey and nuts fight cholesterol; China
attacks Europe over honey ban; High honey prices raises cost of manufactured
GM Crops USDA report exposes GM Crop economics myth.
Pests/Diseases: Varroa resistant bees possible; Microbial control of varroa;
Surveillance shows varroa bee mite has spread in New Zealand.
People: Secretary of UK Bee Farmers Association retires

Business Profile:
Glory Bee Foods - the story of the firm renown world-wide for their HoneyStix
Commercial Beekeeping in Argentina - a brief look at three bee farms, Roy Cropley

Kiwi Fruit Pollination Association:
Part Two - Hive Standards and Hive Auditing
Cliff van Heaton, New Zealand Pollination fees can give beekeepers a good income, but the hives need to be in tiptop condition. How would your colonies stand up to an audit?

Africanised Bees in the Americas
Tom Sandford, USA

Behavior Characteristics of the Africanized Bees, Apis mellifera scutellata Elizabeth L. Sears

Beekeeping Problems in Zimbabwe
Peter Taylor, Zimbabwe. Beekeeping disintegrates as violence and intimidation drives white farmers out of Mugabwe's ZImbabwe.

Chinese Nectar Sources
Dr Li Jianke, China . An in-depth look at the major forage plants of the
world's largest honey-producing country.

Overwintering Large Numbers of Queens in the Northern Hemisphere
Dr Alexander Komissar, Ukraine. Overwintering large numbers of nucs in
temperate zones presents many problems for beekeepers - however, using the
right equipment and given good management, success is assured.

Aid and Development:
Pam Gregory/DEFRA Apimondia 2002 award

Small-scale beeswax processing in remote western Nepal Naomi M Saville. In many rural areas of the developing world, just a few stocks of bees can add enormously to the incomes of families or villages.

Visitors to the Hive
Spiders can cause problems both inside and outside of the hive.

Share your tips with beekeeping colleagues around the world - in this issue:
modifying a hive lid for easy feeding and uniting of colonies.

Crop Pollination by Bees, K S Delapane & D F Mayer
Bees of the World, Charles Michener
Strengthening Livelihoods, Nicola Bradbear, Eleanor Fisher & Helen Jackson
Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals, edited by
James Devillers and Minh-Ha Pham-Delegue