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Honey Bees Tracked With Tiny Radar Antennae
2013-07-29 04:41:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of biologists are outfitting honey bees with miniature radar antennae, hoping to discover how the insects are being impacted by controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids. According to Richard Gray, Science Correspondent with The Telegraph, researchers from Rothamsted Research in the UK and the Free University in Germany are gluing lightweight radar transponders to the bees' backs as part of their research. The...

Agricultural Chemicals Causing Bee Colony Collapse
2013-07-25 10:33:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Colony collapse disorder (CCD), the mysterious and increasingly rampant die-off of a honey bee colony, isn't just a problem for bees, it's also a problem for farmers who rely on those bees to pollinate their crops. According to researchers from the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture, commercial bees are regularly exposed to a cocktail of agricultural chemicals that could be playing a role in CCD. In a study...

Betrayal By Bees Could Have Huge Impact On Plant Reproduction
2013-07-23 09:05:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by Emory University finds removing even one species of bumblebee from an ecosystem has a swift and clear impact: the floral "sweethearts" of that species produce significantly fewer seeds. The research team focused on the interactions between bumblebees and larkspur wildflowers in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The findings, to be published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal how reduced...

2013-07-18 23:18:08

On her blog Giveaways & Glitter, Mistee Dawn reviews beeswax candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. Beeswax candles burn clean; unlike paraffin, they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Waverly, WV (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 On her blog Giveaways & Glitter, Mistee Dawn recently reviewed beeswax candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. “I love candles. I think they make any room look better and I love the calm ambience that a lit candle can bring to...

Tighter Controls On Bee Imports Needed To Reduce Disease Risk To Native Populations
2013-07-18 15:19:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, publishing a study in the Journal of Applied Ecology, wrote that stricter controls over bee imports are needed in order to prevent diseases from spreading to the native bumblebee and honeybee populations. Farmers bring in commercially-produced and imported bumblebees for pollination of greenhouse crops like tomatoes. These bees are used to enhance pollination of other food crops, such as strawberries, and are marketed for...

2013-07-16 23:03:19

On her blog Live*Laugh*Love, Tara Lukens reviews beeswax candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. Beeswax candles burn clean; unlike paraffin, they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 On her blog Live*Laugh*Love, Tara Lukens recently reviewed beeswax candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. “Next up I got to review their Beeswax Candle I got 2 big & 2 small candles.” said Tara “I kept a small & a big one &...

2013-07-07 23:00:45

On her blog Live*Laugh*Love, Tara Lukens is having a giveaway for one, one pound glass jar of raw buckwheat honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. 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. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2013 On her blog Live*Laugh*Love, Tara Lukens is having a giveaway for one, one...

2013-06-25 12:41:43

Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia, report two case studies presented as abstracts at the EHRA EUROPACE 2013 meeting, in Athens 23 to 26 June. "Both these studies underline the importance of clinicians taking detailed...


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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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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