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17/10/2014
Coating soybean seeds with a class of insecticides that has been implicated in honeybee deaths and partially banned in the European Union does not increase soybean yields compared to using no pesticides at all, according to an extensive review by ...   
14/9/2014
Citrus greening, the plague that could wipe out Florida's $9 billion orange industry, begins with the touch of a jumpy brown bug on a sun-kissed leaf.From there, the bacterial disease incubates in the tree's roots, then moves back up the ...   
25/8/2014
Honeybees originated from Asia and not Africa, states a new study. Researchers at the Uppsala University used genomic analysis to decode evolutionary history of honeybees. The team said that the honeybee (Apis mellifera) came from an ...   
10/8/2014
Kristy Allen and Mark O'Rourke are bee ambassadors with deceptively similar messages. Allen, founder of a small business called the Beez Kneez, pedals through the Twin Cities selling honey from a bike trailer and handing out lawn signs that read, ...   
11/7/2014
Not every bee may count, but Sam Droege is counting every bee. On Saturdays, the head of the landmark Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program at the U.S. Geological Survey leaves his straw-bale house, where bees burrow in the walls, ...   
10/7/2014
Bees' ability to forage for pollen is hampered by long-term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide, researchers behind a new study found. Conducted by Nigel Raine of the University of Guelph and Richard Gill of Imperial College London, ...   
12/6/2014
Scientists have discovered that blueberry plants visited by more diverse bee species increased their seed number, berry size and fruit set, and quickened their ripening time. They hope their findings encourage farmers to help support local wild ...   
4/6/2014
A novel bio-pesticide created using spider venom and a plant protein has been found to be safe for honeybees--despite being highly toxic to a number of key insect pests. New research, led by Newcastle University, has tested the ...   
16/5/2014
1. Become a beekeeper Beekeeping is a most enjoyable, fascinating and interesting hobby – and you get to eat your own honey too. Every year local beekeeping associations run courses to help new people to take up beekeeping and even help ...   
13/5/2014
Two years ago, Steve McDaniel’s bees started dropping like flies. “This has all the marks of a pesticide kill,” he said, describing the piles of dead bees that appeared outside his hives. “It’s the only thing that makes ...   
10/5/2014
From vicious drought to terrible storms, climate change is affecting people throughout the world. Writer Jim Barilla sees that climate change is being felt in his own urban garden in South Carolina. He tells host Steve Curwood how climate ...   
16/4/2014
A surprising finding about East African honeybees lends new hope to the fight against colony collapses in the West. Scientists have discovered that bees in Kenya have strong resistance to the same pathogens responsible for the deaths of billions ...   
3/4/2014
Their striking yellow and black stripes, larger size than honey bees and loud buzzing sounds make them seem slightly fearsome. But twenty four percent of European bumblebee species are threatened with extinction on The IUCN Red List of Threatened ...   
3/2/2014
For the last few years, Richard Rant has agreed to let researchers introduce strips of wildflowers among the blueberry plants on his family’s farm in West Olive, Michigan. It’s part of an experiment to see if the wildflowers can encourage ...   
21/1/2014
The mysterious mass die-offs of honeybees that have wiped out roughly a third of commercial colonies each year since 2006 may be linked to a rapidly mutating virus that jumped from tobacco plants to soy plants to bees, according to a new ...   
6/12/2013
China: How Important Is A Bee? | Photo, National Public Radio
This is an alarming story, not because it ends badly. It's alarming because it ends well. It shouldn't have, but it did, and biologists (and especially conservationists) now have a puzzle to ponder. The story begins in central China, in ...   
30/10/2013
Though they’re bigger (and arguably cuter), bumblebees tend to get overshadowed by European honeybees. We’ve all heard that honeybee colonies are collapsing, but did you know that the bumblebees that been have been pollinating America’s native ...   
24/9/2013
Stories about the declining bee population and its effects on the environment trickle through the news cycle nearly every day. To keep track of the latest bee news and make sense of the issues, we're highlighting the major bee stories each week, ...   
15/9/2013
A self-described “average 51-year-old book author with a receding hairline” turned “unlikely and somewhat reluctant” activist, Bill McKibben these days is something of a rock star. McKibben first stepped into the climate scene with "The ...   
21/8/2013
Stories about the declining bee population and its effects on the environment trickle through the news cycle nearly every day. To keep track of the latest bee news and make sense of the issues, we're highlighting the major bee stories each week, ...   
12/8/2013
A boom in urban beekeeping could be doing the insects more harm than good, say scientists. Experts warn that dense populations of the bees in areas with few feeding plants adds more pressure to the troubled species. Honeybee ...   
29/7/2013
Two Congressional Democrats have co-sponsored new legislation called the Save America’s Pollinators Act of 2013 to take emergency action to save the remaining bees in the U.S., and in turn, the U.S. food supply.At issue is the use of ...   
23/7/2013
A new study has found that plants reduce their seed production even if one of their favorite pollinators disappears. The study shows the complexity of the system. The study was conducted by researchers from Emory University and their ...   
17/7/2013
Bumblebees imported from Europe carry pathogens that pose a threat to native honeybees and bumblebees in the UK, according to scientists. Between 40,000 and 50,000 bumblebee colonies are imported into England each year to assist with ...   
12/6/2013
A third of Britain's honeybee colonies perished in the winter following the wettest summer in 100 years last year, according to a new survey. The losses were more than double last year's toll, with 34 per cent of colonies failing to make ...   

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