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Bee World  Vol. 90 (2) 2013 pp. 42-43 Article Title Apicultural Requests in Early Welsh Poems Author(s) William Linnard Abstract Cywyddau gofyn (request poems) form a significant genre in medieval and early modern Welsh literature and a few of these poems contain some apicultural material. Hitherto quite unknown to beekeepers…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (2) 2013 pp. 40-42 Article Title Manuka Honey Explained Author(s) David Cramp Abstract Confusion around manuka honey has existed ever since this remarkable product was proven to have medicinal qualities in the 1980s and, despite the attempts of the manuka honey industry in New Zealand, it…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (2) 2013 p. 39 Article Title Conference Report: IBRA in Sweden Author(s) Lotta Fabricius Kristiansen Abstract One of IBRA’s Swedish members reports on a recently held conference where IBRA had a presence. Keywords IBRA, Conferences, Sweden Open Access (Free to download)        
Bee World  Vol. 90 (2) 2013 pp. 38-39 Article Title The Appliance of Science: Are Pesticides the Most Important Cause of Colony Losses? Author(s) Norman Carreck Abstract By the time you read this, the European Commission will have imposed a two year moratorium on the use, within its boundaries, of…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (2) 2013 pp. 36-37 Article Title Unraveling the Complexities of Host-parasite Interactions Author(s) Mark Brown Abstract If we want to understand the interactions between host and parasite species – and such understanding is essential if we want to manage these interactions – we have to step…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (2) 2013 pp. 33-35 Article Title Beehive and Honey Losses Caused by Bush burning in Adjumani District, Uganda Author(s) Moses Chemurot, Patrice Kasangaki, Ojja Francis, Eric Sande and Gilbert Isabirye-Basuta Abstract This paper seeks to quantify numbers of beehives and honey losses together with economic losses…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (2) 2013 pp. 30-32 Article Title Tayfield Bee-house Author(s) Matthew Price Abstract The front cover of last December’s issue of Bee World (Vol. 89, No. 4) was graced by a picture of an interesting Bee-house in the snow. The photographer was Matthew Price and he has…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (2) 2013 pp. 26-29 Article Title Beekeeping in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Past and Present Practices Author(s) A. Al-Ghamdi and A. Nuru Abstract The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a very large and interesting country about which many people would like to know more. Certainly…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (2) 2013 p. 25 Article Title Guest Editorial Author(s) Daniel Basterfield NDB Abstract I'm writing this shortly after the announcement that Europe is to proceed with a temporary ban on neonicotinoids on some agricultural crops visited by bees. I watched events unfolding in the run-up to…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (1) 2013 p. 1 Article Title Who’s Who on IBRA Council Author(s) Robert Paxton Abstract After a childhood spent largely outdoors in Warwickshire, England, rummaging around compost heaps and turning over stones in the hope of revealing newts and toads, it was inevitable that I was…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (1) 2013 pp. 20-23 Article Title South-western Nigeria: Problems and Prospects For Apiculture Author(s) Abel Adebayo Ayansola Abstract This study investigates the problems and prospects of bee-keeping in South-western Nigeria and surveys the views and attitudes of beekeepers in the region. Keywords Beekeeping in Africa, Nigeria…
Bee World  Vol. 90 (1) 2013 pp. 18-19 Article Title There are still Bee Trees in Europe Author(s) Adam Tofilski and Andrzej Oleksa Abstract In Europe honey bees are considered as domesticated animals. Beekeepers provide them with hives, feed them, protect against parasites and manage them extensively. However, the number…