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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 Bee Health Coalition, a coalition of more than 30 organizations and agencies from across food, agriculture, government and conservation, today released Bee Healthy, a roadmap to improve honey bee health through collective action that will accomplish more than any one group can achieve on its own. Facing unacceptable declines in honey bee...

2014-10-16 12:23:44

Wide ranging recommendations the latest milestone in a decades-long commitment to bee health MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing commitment to honey bee health, the Almond Board of California released today a comprehensive, set of Honey Bee Best Management Practices (BMPs) for California's almond industry. Developed with a wide array of input from sources including the almond community, beekeepers, researchers, California and U.S. regulators, and chemical...

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. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bees are responsible for one in every three bites of food we eat, but their populations are in decline, threatening the food supply as we know it today. According to a recent survey conducted by Cascadian Farm, more than 60 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with colony loss, the phenomenon characterized by honey bees abandoning...

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2014-09-30 08:16:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) emerged in 2006 when beekeepers and scientists noticed that significantly large numbers of adult honey bees were leaving their hives, never to return. This mass exodus has had serious implications for farmers and growers who depend upon the bees as pollinators. No single cause has been identified as the catalyst for this phenomenon. Rather, a long list of possible causes has been assembled, including:...

2014-09-29 08:24:42

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) applauds President Obama for directing federal agencies to investigate and make a definitive statement on the causes behind bee health decline. Accurate scientific identification of the problems afflicting honey bees is essential for ensuring that scarce resources are effectively expended to protect American pollinators. To provide the President's Pollinator Health Task Force with the most...

honeybee lab
2014-08-30 05:50:44

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role in the agriculture industry. “Honeybees are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables. They're the cornerstones of heart-healthy and cancer prevention diets,”...

honeybee evolution
2014-08-25 06:27:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Honeybees are more genetically diverse than originally thought, and the species might have originated from Asia and not Africa as previously believed, according to new research published online Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics. As part of their study, researchers from the Uppsala University Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology and an international team of colleagues present the first global analysis of genome...

honey bees reproduction timing
2014-08-23 03:00:09

Springer Reproductive cycle triggered when colonies reach 4,000 members When a colony of honeybees grows to about 4,000 members, it triggers an important first stage in its reproductive cycle: the building of a special type of comb used for rearing male reproductive, called drones. A team of experts from the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, led by Michael Smith, studied what starts the reproductive cycle of honeybee colonies. The results are published in...

2014-08-19 23:02:34

But These Bees Were Invited to Stay, as Environmentally Friendly Guests of the New Mexico Resort Santa Ana Pueblo (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Bees can bring to mind sci-fi like headlines, and thoughts of painful stings. In reality honeybees are important contributors to the many fruits and vegetables that we eat. Earlier this summer, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa added two colonies containing 20,000 bees each to its grounds, furthering Tamaya’s mission of being an environmentally...

2014-08-13 23:00:43

This week, Lifetime Health Australia proudly adds pure Australian Manuka Honey to its Natural Life™ range of Australian health products. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Manuka Honey is a logical extension to the Natural Life™ range of genuine Australian-Made bee health products and superfoods. Supplying Australian Manuka Honey is a big step for Natural Life™ which will compete with New Zealand brands. Director of Lifetime Health, Mr. Antony Adare, said, “Many people don't...


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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...

Honeybee
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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