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Honeybee Infection Model Helps Understand Spread Of Disease
2013-09-16 17:49:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Honeybees have faced plenty of devastation over the past decade, and scientists at the University of Warwick have modeled an outbreak of an infection that put a dent in the population back in 2010. The team modeled the outbreak of bee infection in America and applied it to other honeybee diseases, including the European foulbrood and the Varroa parasite. This method allows scientists to simulate various disease control interventions...

2013-09-12 23:32:19

New York Beekeepers are preparing to remove the sweet bounty that the honeybees have collected from the various flowers that bloom in the Empire State. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Shorter days and cooler temperatures herald the traditional honey harvest here in New York State. Beekeepers are preparing to remove the sweet bounty that the honeybees have collected from the various flowers that bloom in the state. The sweet and varied flavors of honey differ according to the...

Future Flying Robots May Get Inspiration From Honeybee Flight Secrets
2013-09-11 10:13:27

[ Watch the Video: Honeybees Are Buzzing Into Robotics ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have found new information detailing how honeybees are able to streamline their bodies during flight, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. Study researchers speculated that the information could be used in the development of flying insect-like robots. “Honeybees often have to travel very long...

Apiary Experts Still Have No Cure For Mass Honeybee Die-Offs
2013-09-10 14:26:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A scientist speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) discussed that apiary experts still have no cure for what is killing off honeybees. Richard Fell, an emeritus professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, said that scientists not only have not been able to find a cure, they still are not even sure what is causing the mass deaths in the honeybee population. "Some estimates put the...

2013-09-04 23:23:15

National Honey Board teams up with Nurse Barb to create a buzz around first birthday celebrations. Firestone, Colorado (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Happy first birthday, honey. September is National Honey Month, and this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates, 341,000 babies in the United States will celebrate their first birthday this month. Why are these two facts related? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and other health care provider...

2013-08-30 23:00:29

Production and Market of Imidacloprid in China - 4th Edition (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/267696-production-and-market-of-imidacloprid-in-china-4th-edition.html ) report says China is a major imidacloprid export country, and over half of its imidacloprid output is exported to countries all over the world. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 As a major supplier of imidacloprid, China has many advantages in the production of imidacloprid, including efficient production...


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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