bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Honey impounded

Cyprus has impounded 20,300 kgs of honey imported from India because it could contain antibiotic residues. The importer, Efstathios Stylianou Ltd, claims it was to be used as feed for honeybees and was not destined for human consumption. If that's the case, it seems to entail an horrendous risk of spreading disease amongst Cyprus bees (feeding bees other bees' honey risks spreading diseases like EFB and AFB). In any event, I wonder if this is Indian or Chinese honey.


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