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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 ...   
8/5/2013
You’ve probably heard that honeybees in America had a particularly difficult time this winter, with hive losses surpassing 50 percent in some areas. Colony collapse disorder or CCD is blamed for doubling or tripling the usual rate of winter hive ...   
7/5/2013
According to a new survey of America's beekeepers, almost a third of the country's honeybee colonies did not make it through the winter.That's been the case, in fact, almost every year since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began this ...   
1/5/2013
One of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest. And in the past several months, a scramble in California's almond groves has given the world a taste of what may lie in store for ...   
3/4/2013
Domesticated bees do not replace declining wild insects as agricultural pollinators About | Rainforests | Fish | News | For kids | Madagascar | Photos | Other languages | TCS Journal Domesticated bees do not replace declining ...   
28/3/2013
Syngenta and Bayer, top producers of the pesticides blamed for a sharp fall in bee populations around the world, have proposed a plan to support bee health to try to forestall a European Union ban on the products. EU governments failed ...   
27/3/2013
Widely used pesticides have been found in new research to block a part of the brain that bees use for learning, rendering some of them unable to perform the essential task of associating scents with food. Bees exposed to two kinds of pesticide ...   
15/3/2013
In my foreword to the 50th anniversary edition of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring last year, I described my mixed feelings about being asked to introduce her groundbreaking work on the fragile relationship between humans and the natural world for ...   
14/3/2013
When I wrote A World Without Bees to investigate why honeybees were mysteriously disappearing across the US and parts of Europe, one of the conclusions I came to – having talked to beekeepers, scientists, farmers and pesticide manufacturers, and ...   
28/2/2013
The decline of wild bees and other pollinators may be an even more alarming threat to crop yields than the loss of honeybees, a worldwide study suggests, revealing the irreplaceable contribution of wild insects to global food ...   
25/1/2013
The European Commission is considering law to ban pesticides linked to the decline of bees, a spokesman said on Friday. A report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) earlier this month said three widely-used pesticides made by ...   
29/3/2012
Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides played a part, but to date their experiments have yielded conflicting, ambiguous ...   

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