Ministries unite to protect honey bees from climate change

Seoul, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Five Korean government ministries are teaming up to protect honeybees from the effects of climate change. The Rural Development Administration, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Environment, the Korea Forestry Agency, and the Korea Meteorological Administration are working together to combat the alarming decline … Read more

Vaccination of bees does not sting

Beekeepers could soon have a new option to protect their hives from a devastating disease: the first vaccine for the insects. Earlier this month, the USDA granted conditional approval of a new product from Georgia-based biotech company Dalan Animal Health that targets a bacterial disease called American foulbrood. “It’s not a vaccine in the traditional … Read more

MeliBio real honey, made without bees, comes to 75,000 European stores

European consumers will soon be able to consume real honey without exploiting a bee. That’s because MeliBio, the California-based startup that unveiled the world’s first true bee-free honey, recently announced a partnership with Narayan Foods, Europe’s largest organic and sustainable plant-based food producer. Through this partnership, MeliBio will be available in 75,000 European stores under … Read more

The world’s first vaccine for declining honey bees has been approved for conditional use by the United States

A biotech company announced this week that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted them conditional approval for a honey bee vaccine. The vaccine boosts the bee’s immune system to fight American Foulbrood, a colony-attacking bacteria-based disease caused by Paenibacillus larvae. Vital to our food supply, honeybees are plagued by American Foulbrood, which … Read more