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2013-12-02 23:21:00

From December 2013, Lifetime Health Australia will offer reduced shipping rates on all international orders, making their Australian-Made health supplements more attractive to overseas buyers. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 New international shipping rates from http://www.lifetimehealth.com will save overseas buyers up to 55% on freight, depending on the weight and destination of the parcel. “We’re really excited to finally offer our international buyers more competitive...

2013-11-18 23:22:35

New Facility in Clayton, N.C., to Advance Honey Bee Health Research and Development Initiatives Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Marking more than 25 years of service to the agricultural and beekeeping community through its Bee Care Program, Bayer CropScience continues to develop sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues in honey bee health through advanced research and development. Today, the company celebrated the opening of its Clayton Bee...

2013-11-18 23:19:13

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Production and Market of Imidacloprid in China. London (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 As a major supplier of imidacloprid, China has many advantages in the production of imidacloprid, including efficient production technology, sufficient raw material supply, low production cost, etc. About 50% of imidacloprid technical producers are located in Jiangsu Province. With the increasingly intense competition in the imidacloprid industry,...

Honesty Is The Best Policy For Queen Bees
2013-11-14 09:44:12

Penn State Queen bees convey honest signals to worker bees about their reproductive status and quality, according to an international team of researchers, who say their findings may help to explain why honey bee populations are declining. "We usually think of animals' chemical signals (called pheromones) as communication systems that convey only very simple sorts of information," said Christina Grozinger, professor of entomology and director of the Center for Pollinator Research,...

2013-11-07 23:26:21

Local beekeepers Tim and Connie Bueler with Bee Haven Honey invite shoppers to attend their 11th annual Open House on November 29, 30 and December 1, 7, 14 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Snohomish, WA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Bee Haven Honey invites shoppers to attend their 11th annual Open House on November 29, 30 and December 1, 7, 14 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Attendees will enjoy local hot spiced apple cider and homemade cookies. Items available for purchase are honey, soap, candles, hand...

Honeybees Teach Scientists How To Build Better Robot Aircraft
2013-10-29 19:17:16

[ Watch the Video: Bees Inspire Landing Technology For Robotic Plans ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Honeybees are inspiring scientists at Australia’s Vision Centre to help build a robot aircraft. Bees are able to land anywhere with amazing precision and grace, and this skill could soon be included in future aircraft. Scientists found that honeybees are able to control their flight speed in time for a perfect touchdown without needing to know how fast they...

Can A Potentially Invasive Plant Bring Positive Influence To A Region?
2013-10-26 06:55:23

Pensoft Publishers Relationship between the bee Braunsapis puangensis and the invasive creeping daisy could be beneficial to crops and biodiversity in Fiji Can invasive species be beneficial for the region? A recent study, published in the open access Journal of Hymenoptera Research, aimed to obtain empirical data on the activity and distribution of the bee species Braunsapis puangensis in the Suva area of Fiji and examine its association with the invasive creeping daisy Sphagneticola...

2013-10-25 23:02:52

Island Abbey Foods Ltd.™ has announced today that their Honibe - Pure Honey Joy® flagship brand will be partnering with Finnish pharmaceutical company, Orion Pharma. This partnership will allow Island Abbey Foods™ to expand their Honibe® Honey Lozenges™ product line into the Finnish biopharmaceutical market through a co-branded effort with Orion under their Posivil brand of cough and cold products. Charlottetown, PE, Canada (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Island Abbey Foods...

Bee Sting Allergies Could Be Defense Mechanism
2013-10-25 05:04:12

[ Watch the Video: The Evolution Of An Allergy ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While bee stings could be fatal to those who are allergic to the insect’s venom, that type of adverse biological reaction is actually the body’s attempt to protect a person from potentially deadly toxins. Writing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal Immunity, scientists from the Stanford University School of Medicine and their colleagues describe how they injected mice...


Latest Beekeeping 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...

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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'