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2015-05-26 20:20:52

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) applauds the Obama Administration for its May 19 announcement,

2015-05-20 23:08:05

Strategy Highlights Coalition as Platform for Public-Private Coordination to Accelerate, Achieve Task Force Goals Keystone, Colo.

2015-05-19 16:23:34

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the White House released its much awaited plan for protecting American pollinators, which identifies key threats, but falls short of

2015-05-19 16:22:09

"A Balanced and Multi-faceted Approach to Enhancing Health of Pollinators" RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling it a "balanced and multi-faceted approach,"

2015-05-13 16:36:20

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard (Dick) Rogers, Principal Scientist / Entomologist, Bayer Bee Care Center for Bayer CropScience LP, today issued the

2015-05-13 08:25:15

Summer losses eclipse winter losses for the first time on record according to study led by University of Maryland professor COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-05-07 23:08:03

Clemson University Department of Plant Industry is using a new agriculture software program to map beehives and pesticide applications in order to prevent accidental exposure.

2015-05-01 23:04:22

The honeybee demise is a serious problem facing mankind in our modern age, but one potential problem that is contributing to the honeybee deaths may have a cure in an unexpected place - the Internet

2015-04-29 23:10:06

Crown Bees’ Mother’s Day special features all-in-one kit for raising native bees Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 29, 2015 Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate

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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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
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.