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British Honeybee Colonies Suffered From Harsh Winter
2013-06-13 14:52:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 2012 delivered some harsh weather in England. A long and wet summer was followed by a very cold and unpredictable winter that lasted into the start of spring. Such shaky weather conditions are now being blamed for a massive loss of honey bee colonies in the area. According to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), one-third of all the bee colonies in England have been lost – more than double the amount of colonies...

2008-06-17 16:27:59

A parliamentary report released on Tuesday said that Australia's honeybees, crucial to worldwide food production, need more protection from foreign invaders that could potentially wipe out their population. Australia is the only country not to suffer from a deadly bee mite known as the varroa destructor. The country is a major supplier of queen and hive bees to North America, Japan and the Middle East. But scientists are concerned that the varroa mite could breach Australian borders, as they...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.