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2014-12-19 23:01:33

eReflect, designer of Ultimate Spelling™ software, recognizes the contribution of spelling bee organizations across the country that help promote spelling knowledge and literacy through adult

bees on sunflower
2014-11-26 07:37:17

The loss of wildflowers could be a bigger threat to bee populations than climate change, but stress management could help save these essential pollinators, according to the researchers behind a pair of recently-published studies.

2014-11-12 23:17:29

The National Honey Board announces the relaunch of The Sweet Truth Behind Honey, an educational platform to provide reliable resources to consumers following the results from a consumer confidence

2014-11-12 04:22:49

Honey has answers as study shows consumers look for simple, real ingredients FIRESTONE, Colo., Nov.

honey bee diet
2014-11-05 03:00:21

Feeding honey bees a natural diet of pollen makes them significantly more resistant to pesticides than feeding them an artificial diet, according to a team of researchers, who also found that pesticide exposure causes changes in expression of genes that are sensitive to diet and nutrition.

2014-10-16 23:04:45

Roadmap Lays Out Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Top Four Issues Impacting Honey Bee Health Keystone, Colorado (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 The Honey

2014-10-16 12:23:44

Wide ranging recommendations the latest milestone in a decades-long commitment to bee health MODESTO, Calif., Oct.

2014-10-15 12:22:53

New survey finds the majority of Americans are unfamiliar with bee colony loss or how they can help SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., Oct.

2014-10-03 23:01:09

Ultimate Spelling™ reveals that early bird registration for the Scripps National Spelling bee is now officially open, with the early bird fee at $130 per school. New


Latest Bee Reference Libraries

Melissophobia
2013-12-24 11:13:46

Melissophobia or the fear of bees, from Greek melissa, meaning honey bee and phobos, meaning fear, and sometimes misspelled as melissaphobia and known also as apiphobia, is one of the most common fears among people and is kind of a specific phobia. The majority of the population have been stung by a bee or had friends or family members stung. A child may fall victim to a bee sting while playing outside. The sting can be rather painful and in some individuals results in swelling which might...

Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia lignaria
2013-07-10 14:38:22

The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria), also known as the blue orchard bee, is a species of megachilid bee that is native to North America. Its range extends across the Rocky Mountains, where two subspecies are located. The nests of this species are made in natural hollows in which the bees will make separate rooms for larvae by creating walls with mud. The orchard mason bee can first be seen the early spring months, when temperatures reach about fifty-seven degrees Fahrenheit. Males leave...

Red Mason Bee, Osmia rufa
2013-07-10 12:25:16

The red mason bee (Osmia rufa or Osmia bicornis) is a solitary bee that can be found in a range that includes England, southern areas of Scotland, Sweden, Norway, North Africa, and Iran, among other areas. This species is typically seen during the spring and early summer months, but it can be seen until the end of June. Females hold two horns on top of the head, and a smaller sting than other bee species, while males do not hold horns or a sting. Although the red mason bee is classified...

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2009-02-16 18:05:48

The Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the Ratel, is a member of the Mustelidae family. It is found throughout most of Africa and western and southern Asian regions of Baluchistan (eastern Iran), southern Iraq, Pakistan and Rajasthan (western India). Its natural habitat is arid grasslands and savannahs. It is the only species in genus Mellivora. It has been named the most fearless animal for several years in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Honey Badgers is similar...

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2009-01-17 15:59:33

The European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a species of bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is found in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is highly migratory and winters in tropical Africa, India and Sri Lanka. It is an occasional visitor north of its range and some individuals may breed in northwest Europe. It is a richly colored and slender bird, like other bee-eaters. It has brown and yellow upperparts, green wings and a black beak. It is 10.5 to...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.