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Category: Bee



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 Johnson from The Ohio State University has found that the answer lies in pollen DNA. ...
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 found....
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 difficult to pinpoint any one of them as the root cause of devastating and unprecedented losses in honeybee hives....
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 honeybees, new research suggests. Learning and memory of honeybees exposed to the biopesticide were not affected, even...
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 American Foulbrood and its effects are so devastating and infectious, it often requires infected hives to be burned...
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 11 August 2014 issue of "Agri-News"....



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