News tagged with honey

Home-made honey could fight superbugs

Cardiff University researchers and the National Botanic Garden of Wales are appealing for help in building up a DNA profile of the nation’s honey. They hope to use the information to identify plants which ...

dateJun 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Biological diversity: Exploiters and exploited

From the crops we farm to the insects which blight them mankind has always had a complex relationship with nature, commanding some species while falling victim to others. In Biological Diversity: Exploiters and Exploited Paul H ...

dateMay 03, 2011 in Ecology
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UN alarmed at huge deline in bee numbers

The UN on Thursday expressed alarm at a huge decline in bee colonies under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food crops.

dateMar 10, 2011 in Ecology
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Fears Asian bee is Australia's next cane toad

The aggressive and invasive Asian honey bee could become as bad a pest in Australia as the cane toad, a senator warned Wednesday, adding that the insect could threaten the country's food supply.

dateMar 02, 2011 in Ecology
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Medicinal honey kills MRSA

Medicinal honey kills the bacteria that cause infections in wounds, such as the antibiotic-resistant MRSA. This has been ascertained by tests by Amsterdam and Wageningen researchers.

dateFeb 25, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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