BIZ Issue No 14 September 2002
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
Honey: Revised EU honey directives; Honey and nuts fight cholesterol;
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
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,
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?
OUT OF AFRICA:
Africanised Bees in the Americas
Tom Sandford, USA
of the Africanized Bees, Apis mellifera scutellata Elizabeth L. Sears
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
right equipment and given good management, success is assured.
Aid and Development:
Pam Gregory/DEFRA Apimondia 2002 award
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
Spiders can cause problems both inside and outside of the hive.
WHAT A GOOD IDEA!
Share your tips with beekeeping colleagues around the world - in this
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
Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals, edited by
James Devillers and Minh-Ha Pham-Delegue