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2013-08-27 23:01:51

Technology Lowers Dust During Planting; Further Reducing Honey Bee Exposure DECATUR, Ill. (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 As part of its commitment to sustainable agriculture, Bayer CropScience today announced very favorable field trial results of its new seed application technology, which is designed to further reduce potential dust exposure to honey bees during a typical planting process, while offering improved handling efficiencies to corn farmers. The use of lubricants, such as talc and...

2013-08-23 23:04:36

Pollinator-Friendly Garden Planted at Nature Center to Celebrate Honey Bees Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Bayer CropScience, Bridging the Gap and Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation celebrated earlier this week the contribution of bees to the Kansas City landscape by planting a pollinator-friendly garden at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park. Volunteers transformed a 70x30-foot area of land to now feature year-round blooming trees, plants and flowers, all...

2013-08-21 23:22:39

The Western honeybee is increasingly endangered and critical to Colorado’s ecosystem. Swingle tree removal technicians safely relocated a large hive. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Tree removal technicians for Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care strengthened the Colorado ecosystem by relocating a 30,000-member Western honeybee colony while working in southwest Denver. The decline of the Western honeybee is of increasing concern. “You can thank,” said Time Magazine in...

2013-08-19 23:02:44

Beeswax Candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company are reviewed by Daisy Burgos on her blog “Daisy's Reviews.” Fernandina Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Daisy Burgos recently reviewed Beeswax Candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company on her blog “Daisy's Reviews.” “The beeswax candles last longer than other candles that I had and my whole room smelled like delicious honey," said Daisy "The scent is so amazing. Very nice, I love it." Read the...

2013-08-15 23:02:55

The World’s Leading Pollinator Health Scientists Gather at Penn State University University Park, Pa. (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Bayer CropScience bee health experts will join dozens of the world’s leading pollinator health scientists this week at the second International Conference On Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy at Pennsylvania State University. Hosted by the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the conference, held today through...

2013-08-13 12:00:18

Soaring numbers of honey bees died last winter, University of Strathclyde research has revealed A survey, run by Strathclyde academics on behalf of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association, indicated 31.3 per cent of managed honey bee colonies in Scotland failed to survive last winter – almost double the previous year's loss rate of 15.9 per cent. Dr Alison Gray and Magnus Peterson, of Strathclyde's Department of Mathematics and Statistics, warn the figures ought to be of major concern...


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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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