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February 20-22, 2014
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1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks

 
 

 
 
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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Halleluyah Honey Receives 2013 Best of Carson City Award Award Image

Carson City Award Program Honors the Achievement

CARSON CITY October 2, 2013 -- Halleluyah Honey has been selected for the 2013 Best of Carson City Award in the Strained and Bottled Honey category by the Carson City Award Program.

Each year, the Carson City Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Carson City area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Carson City Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Carson City Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Carson City Award Program

The Carson City Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Carson City area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Carson City Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Carson City Award Program

 CONTACT:  Carson City Award Program  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  URL: http://www.awardprogram.org

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Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. Depending on the world region, 50% to 90% of all local bees have disappeared, and this epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive – all over the planet. Everywhere, the same scenario is repeated: billions of bees leave their hives, never to return. No bodies are found in the immediate surroundings, and no visible predators can be located.

In the US, the latest estimates suggest that a total of 1.5 million (out of 2.4 million total beehives) have disappeared across 27 states. In Germany, according to the national beekeepers association, one fourth of all colonies have been destroyed, with losses reaching up to 80% on some farms. The same phenomenon has been observed in Switzerland, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Poland and England, where this syndrome has been nicknamed “the Mary Celeste Phenomenon”, after a ship whose crew vanished in 1872.

Scientists have found a name for the phenomenon that matches its scale, “colony collapse disorder,” and they have good reason to be worried: 80% of plant species require bees to be pollinated. Without bees, there is no pollinization, and fruits and vegetables could disappear from the face of the Earth. Apis mellifera (the honey bee), which appeared on Earth 60 million years before man and is as indispensable to the economy as it is to man’s survival.

Should we blame pesticides or even medication used to combat them? Maybe look at parasites such as varroa mites? New viruses? Travelling stress? The multiplication of electromagnetic waves disturbing the magnetite nanoparticles found in the bees’ abdomen? So far, it looks like a combination of all these agents has been responsible for the weakening of the bees’ immune defenses. 

Fifty years ago, Einstein had already insisted on the symbiotic relationship binding these pollen gatherers to mankind: “If bees were to disappear from the globe,” he predicted, “mankind would only have four years left to live.”

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