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2014-03-31 12:28:41

Winning Entrant to Receive $5,000 in Program Support; trip to Washington, D.C. During National Pollinator Week in June RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience today announced it is seeking nominations for its second annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who has utilized beekeeping to create innovative projects that benefit a community. The award, an initiative of Bayer's North American Bee Care Program, provides a...

Apiary Experts Still Have No Cure For Mass Honeybee Die-Offs
2013-09-10 14:26:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A scientist speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) discussed that apiary experts still have no cure for what is killing off honeybees. Richard Fell, an emeritus professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, said that scientists not only have not been able to find a cure, they still are not even sure what is causing the mass deaths in the honeybee population. "Some estimates put the...

2013-06-19 23:16:57

Steve McNair recognized for exceptional use of beekeeping to support at-risk youth WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Bayer CropScience will honor Illinois beekeeper Steve McNair today with its first Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award. The award will be announced at Bayer´s National Pollinator Week Congressional Reception in Washington, D.C., an event where supporters of pollinator health celebrate the contribution pollinators make to the world´s food supply. The Bayer...

2013-06-06 23:03:17

Green Sanctuary Community Apiary at Awbury Arboretum´s resident Beekeeper, Anaiis Salles, has been awarded a $15,000 NE Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Farmer Grant from the University of Vermont. Honey bees pollinate approximately $10 billion worth of crops in the United States each year. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Green Sanctuary Community Apiary at Awbury Arboretum´s resident Beekeeper, Anaiis Salles, has been awarded a $15,000 NE Sustainable Agriculture...

2011-06-20 11:15:00

Governor Corbett Proclaims June 20-26 as 'Pollinator Week' HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To highlight the vital role that pollinating insects play in Pennsylvania's agriculture industry, state officials today broke ground on a pollinator garden at the Department of Agriculture's headquarters in Harrisburg. The garden, which will be planted by an existing water retention garden, will be a habitat for pollinators including bees, beetles, flies, moths and...

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2011-03-07 07:20:00

Scientists are seeking a way to identify and eliminate mass deaths of the honeybee, the primary pollinator for the world's plants. The die-offs affect more than 30 percent of bee colonies in the United States and more than 20 percent in some European countries. A few possible causes identified in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) include blood-feeding parasites, bee viruses, fungi, pesticide exposure and decreased plant diversity causing poor nutrition for honeybees, experts tell Reuters....

2010-02-24 07:02:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The honey bee crisis in the U.S. continues to threaten the U.S. food supply. Bad weather in the Midwest and East this summer and fall seriously impacted the health of a significant number of hives over the winter, adding to the already difficult problem of keeping the bees alive. The shortage is sending almond farmers scrambling to find enough hives to pollinate the almond orchards in California this month. With colony losses at approximately...

2010-01-22 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Bee Native, The Honeybee Conservancy and the Natural Resources Defense Council announce the creation of a February 4th fundraiser for "Vanishing of the Bees," a new documentary that comprehensively demystifies the collapse of honeybee populations across the planet and its risk to $15 billion dollars' worth of U.S. agricultural revenue products. Helen Faraday Young, Founder of Bee Native, said, "'Vanishing of the Bees' is focusing unprecedented awareness...

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2009-05-21 06:19:46

Risks still surround the fate of the honeybee, the Associated Press reported. A shocking 29% of honeybee hives in the US have died off in the last year, however this is less of a loss than what was noted in 2007 and 2008.  A survey released Tuesday by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the Department of Agriculture's Honey Bee Lab, indicated that the situation for the tiny insects with the task of pollinating various important food groups was still very precarious.  "This is the...

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2008-10-23 11:09:31

It's about bee-ing all they can be. An enhanced-line honey bee stock developed by University of California, Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey, that crosses her bee line "New World Carnolians" with "Old World" Carnolians from Germany, shows genetic promise in aiding the troubled bee industry, research reveals. "I'm really pleased with the stock," said Cobey, project leader of a honey bee stock improvement grant, funded by the California State Beekeepers' Association and the...


Latest Apiary Reference Libraries

Apiology
2012-10-15 16:00:21

Apiology is the scientific study of honey bees, a subdiscipline of melittology (the study of all bees), which is a subdiscipline of entomology. Melittology comprises of more than 17,000 species other than the honey bee. Apiology includes apicology, which is the study of honey bee ecology. Honey bees are often chosen as a study group to answer questions on the evolution of social systems. People who study honey bees are called apiologists. There have been a number of notable apiologists...

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