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Flower Patterns Play Role In Bumblebee Choices
2013-06-20 18:33:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study shows bumblebees actually look at flower patterns to help find spots full of nectar. Researchers writing in the journal Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature discovered bees prefer radial patterns when looking for food. The team performed a couple of experiments using both radio-frequency identification technology and video recordings. They exposed over 500 flower-naive bees to two types of patterns on...

2013-06-19 23:16:57

Steve McNair recognized for exceptional use of beekeeping to support at-risk youth WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Bayer CropScience will honor Illinois beekeeper Steve McNair today with its first Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award. The award will be announced at Bayer´s National Pollinator Week Congressional Reception in Washington, D.C., an event where supporters of pollinator health celebrate the contribution pollinators make to the world´s food supply. The Bayer...

Wild Honey Bee Mating Keeps Genetic Diversity Alive In The Colony
2013-06-17 15:14:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Honey bees have a knack of being quite promiscuous. Queens have been observed with anywhere between seven and 20 different males in the colony during the frantic mating season; all this fooling around serves a beneficial purpose, however. Many previous studies have shown that queen bee promiscuity creates a genetic diversity amongst the colony, preventing inbreeding and creating healthy, strong groups of bees. Though this is a...

British Honeybee Colonies Suffered From Harsh Winter
2013-06-13 14:52:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 2012 delivered some harsh weather in England. A long and wet summer was followed by a very cold and unpredictable winter that lasted into the start of spring. Such shaky weather conditions are now being blamed for a massive loss of honey bee colonies in the area. According to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), one-third of all the bee colonies in England have been lost – more than double the amount of colonies...

2013-06-10 23:04:11

Apple Blossom Honey is back in stock and available in 1lb glass jars for $10.00 each at 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. Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Apple Blossom Honey is back in stock and available in 1lb glass jars for $10.00 each at the Mohawk Valley...

2013-06-10 23:01:17

The Massachusetts Beekeepers´ Association 2013 Field Day will take place Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:30 to 3:30PM at The University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm, River Rd. South Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States. Honey bees pollinate approximately $10 billion worth of crops in the United States each year. South Deerfield, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The Massachusetts Beekeepers´ Association 2013 Field Day will take place Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. at...

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...


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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