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A Honey Bee Hive Tells All
Exactly what plants do honey bees visit on their daily forages for food in rural Madison County, Ohio? A research team led by Dr. Reed...
Toxins in Nectar and Pollen Poison Insects, Affect their Memory
Natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects and affect their memory, behaviour and reproductive success, researchers have...
Can Stress Management Help Save Honeybees?
Honeybee populations are clearly under stress from the parasitic Varroa mite, insecticides, and a host of other factors but it's been...
Can New Biopesticides Protect Crops Without Harming Honeybees?
A potential new biopesticide, made of spider venom and snowdrop proteins, kills agricultural pests but shows minimal toxicity to...
Using Microscopic Bugs to Save the Bees
For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies (larvae) and leads to hive collapse. It's called...
Canola and Bees - a Sweet Relationship
Canola is the main crop for honey production in Western Canada. Wherever you find canola, you’ll find honeybees, according to the...
Railway Embankments as New Habitat for Pollinators
Great effort has been applied to the development of protection plans in order to sustain the current level of ecosystem services provided...
Worker Bees 'Know' When to Invest in Reproductive Future
When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building...
How Do Honey Bees Stay Cool?
Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain...
Which Seeds to Sow for Bees?
Farmers could help to maintain populations of bees and other pollinators by sowing inexpensive seed mixes on their land, a new study...
Tracking Gene Activity When Honey Bees Do and Don't Eat Honey
Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come...
Queen Bumblebees Travel far from Birthplace before Setting Up Home
Scientists have discovered how the presence of even small amounts of water can influence the structure of plant roots in soil, a finding...
Could Spiders Be the Answer to Saving our Bees?
A novel bio-pesticide created using spider venom and a plant protein has been found to be safe for honeybees – despite being highly...
Bee Biodiversity Boosts Crop Yields
Research from North Carolina State University shows that blueberries produce more seeds and larger berries if they are visited by more...
East African Honeybees are Safe from Invasive Pests - for Now
Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but...
 
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