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2013-06-10 23:00:53

Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Apple Blossom Honey is now available in 1lb glass jars at The Naturalist´s Notebook, Seal Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, United States. This is raw honey; it has not been heated, filtered, blended or processed and all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and aromatics are in the same condition as they were in the hive. Seal Harbor, Maine (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Apple Blossom...

Flowering Agri-environment Schemes Easily Enhance Pollinators
2013-06-10 13:43:51

Pensoft Publishers Agri-environment schemes aimed to promote biodiversity on farmland have positive effects on wild bees, hoverflies and butterflies. Effects on diversity and abundance were strongest when agri-environment schemes prescribed sowing wild-flowers, the more flowering species the better. Organic farms, set-aside land or fields receiving reduced amounts of fertilizer and pesticides generally hosted more wild pollinators than conventionally farmed land. Jeroen Scheper of Alterra...

Bee Sperm Banks
2013-06-10 11:30:16

Watch the video "Honey Bee Genome Repository" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Beekeepers around the United States have been experiencing an unusually high level of colony die-off and a group of“¯Washington State University (WSU) researchers has just announced a plan to preserve the survival and biodiversity of honey bee colonies by creating a sperm bank for the tiny insects. Using liquid nitrogen to preserve their samples, the WSU scientists said they...

2013-06-06 23:28:32

A joint meeting of the Hampden County Beekeepers Association & the Worcester County Beekeepers Association will be held at the Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts on June 8th, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Honeybees are responsible for pollinating 80% of flowering crops, and without them the world´s food supply would be dramatically reduced. Sturbridge, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 A joint meeting of the Hampden County Beekeepers Association & the Worcester County...

2013-06-06 23:03:17

Green Sanctuary Community Apiary at Awbury Arboretum´s resident Beekeeper, Anaiis Salles, has been awarded a $15,000 NE Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Farmer Grant from the University of Vermont. Honey bees pollinate approximately $10 billion worth of crops in the United States each year. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Green Sanctuary Community Apiary at Awbury Arboretum´s resident Beekeeper, Anaiis Salles, has been awarded a $15,000 NE Sustainable Agriculture...

Pollination Is Just One Production Factor Among Many
2013-06-06 11:27:09

ETH Zurich No food for the human race without bees? It is not quite as straightforward as that. A case study by ecologists from ETH Zurich in a coffee-growing area in India reveals that pollinating insects are just one production factor among many. Farmers have several possibilities to increase their harvest. All over the world, bees are dying and insect diversity is dwindling. Only recently, both the media and scientists expressed fears that insect pollination is in decline, which...

2013-06-02 23:00:25

Project Apis m. a 501 (c)(5) non-profit organization is requesting donations to continue their comprehensive honey bee research programs. Honey bees are insects that are related to wasps and ants and there are approximately 20,000 known species of bees found on every continent except Antarctica. Chico, California (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 Project Apis m. a 501 (c)(5) non-profit organization is requesting donations to continue their comprehensive honey bee research programs. “Honey bees...

2013-05-31 23:16:22

Gives growers a tool to protect crops while not harming key pollinators. Davis, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its Grandevo® Bioinsecticide label following a review. The removal of the toxicity statement is supported by third-party field evaluations that show Grandevo has no increased mortality or detrimental effects to honeybees. The key study was conducted in central North...

2013-05-31 23:04:10

Island Abbey Foods Ltd flagship brand Honibe — Pure Honey Joy® is now offering their Honibe® Honey in two new packaging formats for retailers and consumers. This new product launch will allow consumers to enjoy Honibe® Liquid Honey in a 500g squeeze bottle and Honibe® Creamed Honey in a 250g jar. Charlottetown, PE, Canada (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Island Abbey Foods Ltd, a PEI based natural health product and specialty food producer, has announced today the expansion of...

2013-05-30 23:23:52

Hashoo Foundation USA, in collaboration with students from Klein Forest High School PISA (Pakistan Indian Students Association) and Sharpstown International School students, held the first Culture Shock Charity Show Kick-Off Party to promote the upcoming Culture Shock Charity Show in Fall 2013 to raise funds to benefit the Women Empowerment through Honey Bee Farming “Plan Bee” Project locally and internationally. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 The Hashoo Foundation USA-- a...


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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