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Africanized Bees Continue to Spread in CA

A study conducted by biologists has found that the Africanized honey is continuing to read more

True Source Honey Issues Alert

An alert issued concerning honey labeled as coming from Thailand or Taiwan. read more

Beyond Royal Jelly

Study Identifies Plant Chemical that Helps Determine a Honey Bee’s Caste read more
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Beekeeping for the Future

November 14, 2015 Chestnut Ridge, NY read more

2015 Annual Convention - FL

November 20-22, 2015 Amelia Island, FL read more

54th Annual Convention - LA

December 4-5, 2015 West Monroe, LA read more
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