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2015-04-28 08:27:46

Collaboration with Honey Bee Experts Will Identify Tangible Actions to Help Improve the Health of Honey Bee Colonies in the Next Five Years RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 28, 2015

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2015-04-25 16:16:37

Not good: bees are shown to prefer pesticide-contaminated food, and this could negatively impact the bee population.

2015-04-21 16:22:38

Growers reminded to CARE as part of commitment to environmental stewardship and collaboration with beekeepers for this year's planting season RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-04-10 23:06:50

Preval's newly developed PreGro Plant Sprayer gives home and professional horticulturists consistent, precise and uniform spraying capabilities that make it easy to tend to plants and gardens

2015-04-01 12:25:18

Project Will Expand Forage Habitat Key to Improving Pollinator Health, Agricultural Sustainability RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment

2015-03-24 23:09:51

Honey Holding (Honey Solutions), an industrial honey processor, announced today the expiration of its Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the

2015-03-18 23:02:18

Field-based study shows honey bee colonies are not harmed by realistic levels of exposure to the world’s most common insecticide (PRWEB) March 18, 2015

2015-03-16 08:25:38

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "The Celebrated Story of Honey Wine" won the 2015 Gourmand International World Cookbook Award for the "Best Drinks History" category in the

2015-03-12 08:27:12

Initiative Will Provide Pollinators with Needed Food as They Work Harder to Help Feed a Growing World Population RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-02-27 23:11:19

Wisconsin business, bb7, collaborates with brewery to create a beer featuring bb7-harvested honey. Madison, Wi (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 bb7 is known


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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...

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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2005-09-09 09:43:40

The bumblebee is a flying insect of the genus Bombus in the family Apidae and a relative of the common honeybee. The bumblebee feeds on nectar and gathers pollen to feed its young. They are beneficial to humans and the plant world alike, and tend to be larger than other members of the bee family. Most bumblebee species are gentle. From this comes their original name: "Humblebee". Bumblebees are social insects that are known for their black and yellow striped bodies, a commonality among the...

2005-09-08 09:11:58

The honeybee is a colonial insect that is often maintained, fed, and transported by farmers. Honeybees are a subset of bees which fall into the Order Hymenoptera and Suborder Apocrita. Of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees, four are considered honeybees: Apis florea, Apis dorsata, Apis cerana, and Apis mellifera (Western honeybee). It is thought that they have been domesticated at least since the time of the building of the Egyptian pyramids. Honeybees store honey (which is...

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2005-08-25 09:38:03

Bees (Apoidea superfamily) are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants. They are adapted for feeding on nectar, and play an important role in pollinating flowering plants, and are called pollinators. Bees have a long proboscis that they use in order to obtain the nectar from flowers. Bees have antennae made up of thirteen segments in males and twelve in females. They have two pairs of wings, the back pair being the smaller of the two. Bees are fuzzy and carry an electrostatic...

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Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.