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05 November 2015
Honeybee Veterinary Medicine
GLOBAL - Honeybees are an essential part of farming and the wider ecosystem, but since the mid-1990s, bee populations around the world have suffered a dramatic decline through a combination of...
20 May 2015
Understanding the Evolution of Social Complexity in Bees
US - A new genomic study of 10 species of bees representing a spectrum of social living - from solitary bees to those in complex, highly social colonies - offers new insights into the genetic...
US Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15
US - Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual...
19 May 2015
Neonicotinoid Ban Continues to Devastate Oilseed Rape Crops
UK - Farmers across the country are continuing to suffer heavy losses through oilseed rape crop damage following restrictions to the availability of neonicotinoids, the NFU has said....
23 April 2015
New Test Could Prevent Spread of 'Killer' Bees
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have developed a genetic test that can help prevent the spread of infected bees, which threaten hives in Australia....
British Bee Diet Blamed for Decline
UK - Different land use types cause differences in protein levels in British bee diets, which could impact on population size, according to new research from Lancaster University....
15 April 2015
Harper Government Invests in Commercial Beekeeping to Bolster Agriculture Industry
CANADA - Pollination by honeybees is vital to the existence of many British Columbia crops and paid pollination services are increasing in demand....
13 April 2015
Mounting Evidence for Neonicotinoid Environmental Impact
EU - Evidence for the negative impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the environment is rapidly increasing, according to a joint report from the European Academies of Science to the European...
10 April 2015
US Bee Population Showing Less Die-Off Than in 2014
US - The honeybee population has experienced less severe die-offs over winter than in 2014, but there are still significant threats, according to a specialist from Purdue University....
07 April 2015
Boost for New Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - The new Zealand government is to grant NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), to 29 new farming projects....
27 March 2015
Flower-Enriched Farms Boost Bee Populations
UK - Flower strips sown into farmers' fields not only attract bees but increase their numbers, new University of Sussex research has shown....
26 March 2015
Progress Achieved at National Bee Health Roundtable
US - On March 5, 2015, the National Bee Health Roundtable (BHRT) held its third workshop since its inception in March 2014. The industry members of the BHRT were pleased to report on the achievements...
09 March 2015
Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects
CANADA - The Canadian and Manitoba governments are to invest nearly C$1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects....
23 February 2015
Bee Diversity Higher in Urban Areas Compared to Farmland
ANALYSIS - When you think 'bee' you often picture lush farmland and open fields. However new research suggests that bees and other pollinating bugs actually thrive as well in towns and cities...
12 February 2015
‘Stressed’ Young Bees Could be the Cause of Colony Collapse
GLOBAL - Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide....
How Do Neonicotinoid and Fipronil Insecticides Harm Wildlife?
EU - Important insecticides, Neonicotinoid and fipronil, have a range of impacts on birds, mammals and fish, according to a new review of scientific literature....
16 December 2014
Toxic Nectar Affects Behaviour of Insect Pollinators
UK - Natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects and affect their memory, behaviour and reproductive success....
India Government Promotes Bee Keeping
INDIA - The government of India is promoting bee keeping to ensure no shortfall in production....
04 December 2014
Warming World May Spell Bad News for Honey Bees
UK - Researchers have found that the spread of an exotic honey bee parasite -now found worldwide - is linked not only to its superior competitive ability, but also to climate, according to a...
01 December 2014
New Farm Bill Offering Disaster Assistance to Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping nearly 2,500 fish, livestock and honeybee farmers through its Emergency Assistance....
05 November 2014
UK Government to Reveal Pollinators Strategy
UK - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Liz Truss MP is to outline the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy for bees and other pollinators in England....
21 October 2014
Bee Healthy Roadmap Released
CANADA - The Honey Bee Health Coalition recently released its Bee Healthy Roadmap, a roadmap to improve honey bee health through collective action that will accomplish 'more than any one group...
01 October 2014
Emergency Insecticide Use May be Too Late for Some
UK - Emergency use of the crop protection product Insyst has been authorised to protect winter oilseed rape from further damage by cabbage stem flea beetle following growing pressure from farmers...
23 September 2014
Putting Small Acres to Good Use
US - Putting a few extra acres to work can bring in additional income, provide an opportunity to experiment with a new enterprise, or develop an interest or hobby for its educational or entertainment...
14 August 2014
EU Bees at Best Health in Years, Overwintering Losses at Record Low
EU - European bees are much healthier than many recent publications appear to suggest. ...
05 August 2014
Bees Able to Spot Which Flowers Offer Best Rewards
UK - Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features like petal colour, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study...
30 July 2014
Only Evidence-based Strategy Will Help Protect Bees
UK - The NFU has strongly disagreed with the new Environment Audit Committee report on the National Pollinator Strategy which has called for a refocus to deliver a precautionary, hazard-based...
28 July 2014
MPs: Government Must Accept Ban on Bee-harming Pesticides
UK - A new report published today (Monday 28 July 2014) by a committee of MPs criticising the lack of effective Government action to protect UK bees from harmful insecticides, and the reliance...
23 July 2014
Honey Bee Survey of Winterkill Results Published
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has released the results of its survey of winterkill of honey bees in 2014 showing overall, beekeepers reported that 18.5 per cent of...
18 July 2014
VIDEO: UK Public is Urged to Support Our Bees Needs
UK - Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted today to protect the vital contribution these insects make to...
 
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