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Island Abbey Foods Ltd.™ has announced today that their Honibe - Pure Honey Joy® flagship brand will be partnering with Finnish pharmaceutical company, Orion Pharma.
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 the potentially deadly toxins.
According to numerous reports, honey bees around the world are facing a mysterious threat that has been wiping out entire colonies. However, this isn’t the first time bees have faced an existential threat.
Island Abbey Foods Ltd.™ announced today that their Honibe® Honey Lozenges™ are now available in participating Peoples Drug Mart and Peoples Pharmacy locations in British Columbia.
William Sklaroff, South Florida’s own Willie the Bee Man, is expanding his business, Willie the Bee Man, Inc., by introducing a new website, a redesigned logo, and several social media programs.
This week, niche Australian health brand, Natural Life™ is spreading the word about the benefits of bee health products - one of the best kept health secrets to be found in nature.
Scientists from Royal Holloway University have found that when bees are exposed to low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides - which do not directly kill bees - their behaviour changes and they stop working properly for their colonies.
Selenium, a chemical element that is both naturally occurring and often found near mining and industrial activities, can delay the development of or even kill honey bees, according to new research.
Although bees are capable of defending themselves using their painful stings, the life of a honey bee is fraught with dangerous predators that seize them from the sky and wait to ambush them on flowers.
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
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