Why are Honey bee`s numbers decreasing ?

By Andre`

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Honey bees are under extreme pressure. Beekeepers in the US have been losing and then replacing an average of 40% of their honey bee colonies every year since 2010, a rate that is probably unsustainable and would be unacceptable in other kinds of husbandry. The biggest contributor to this decline is viruses spread by a parasite, Varroa Destructor. But this isn’t a natural situation. The parasite is spread by beekeeping practices, including keeping the bees in conditions that are very different from their natural abode of tree hollows.

New home for the Honey – ingenious SA hive design

By Andre`

When Massachusetts cleric Lorenzo Langstroth patented his wooden beehive back in 1852, he changed beekeeping forever. Technology has moved on since then, but interestingly, not on the beekeeping front. Even today, Langstroth hives are still manufactured using the same materials and basic design developed 162 years ago.

Happily, this looks set to change. Enter the BeePak, a locally developed composite beehive with the potential to take the apiculture world by storm. Chances are it didn’t cross your mind last time you spread some delicious honey over your morning toast, but bees are very big business – their pollination activity is responsible for up to one in every three mouthfuls of food we eat.


By Andre`

South Africa’s premier live stream Dagga Culture Show.
Every Thursday evening from 7pm join us for a round up of the week’s local and international cannabis news, views and trends.
Not only is our couch graced with some groovy weekly guests but we also get to Hangout with weed celebrities from all over the world.

Unlike -THC, CBD is not psychoactive.In this research on Cannabis sativa and Hemp.

By Andre`

THC, CBD is the cannabis component that has received the most attention. Unlike Δ9-THC, CBD is not psychoactive. Furthermore, it displays low affinities for both CB1 and CB2 receptors and, for this reason, its cannabinoid receptor–related effects, until recently, had not received much attention. However, more recent studies of its functional properties revealed that it behaves as a CB1 receptor antagonist when tested in mouse brain membranes and other tissues with CB1 receptors

Review Clinicians’ Guide to Cannabidiol and Hemp Oils,Effects, Mayo Clinic.

By Andre`


Cannabidiol (CBD) oils are low tetrahydrocannabinol products derived from Cannabis sativa that have become very popular over the past few years. Patients report relief for a variety of conditions, particularly pain, without the intoxicating adverse effects of medical marijuana. In June 2018, the first CBD-based drug, Epidiolex, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of rare, severe epilepsy, further putting the spotlight on CBD and hemp oils. There is a growing body of preclinical and clinical evidence to support use of CBD oils for many conditions, suggesting its potential role as another option for treating challenging chronic pain or opioid addiction. Care must be taken when directing patients toward CBD products because there is little regulation, and studies have found inaccurate labeling of CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol quantities. This article provides an overview of the scientific work on cannabinoids, CBD, and hemp oil and the distinction between marijuana, hemp, and the different components of CBD and hemp oil products. We summarize the current legal status of CBD and hemp oils in the United States and provide a guide to identifying higher-quality products so that clinicians can advise their patients on the safest and most evidence-based formulations. This review is based on a PubMed search using the terms CBDcannabidiolhemp oil, and medical marijuana. Articles were screened for relevance, and those with the most up-to-date information were selected for inclusion.

Suppliers of safe Vaping Oil`s (vaping associated pulmonary injury).

By Andre`

The CDC recommends not vaping anything, but officials there put particular emphasis on avoiding any vaping products purchased on the street market. That’s because of another stunning statistic that bears repeating: Investigators have confirmed zero VAPI cases exclusively associated with the use of legal state-licensed cannabis products.