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2013-03-28 23:00:05

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and understanding of bee health by hosting a panel discussion at Iowa State University AMES, Iowa (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 In an effort to foster education and collaboration between growers and beekeepers, the Bayer Bee Care Program will travel to Iowa State University on March 28 as it continues its Bee Care Tour throughout the Midwest. Held at the Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa, the event will bring together leading researchers and beekeepers to promote...

2013-03-25 23:00:05

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and understanding of bee health by hosting an exhibit at the University of Illinois URBANA, Ill. (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 In an effort to foster education and collaboration between growers and beekeepers, the Bayer Bee Care Program will travel to the University of Illinois on March 25 as it continues its Bee Care Tour throughout the Midwest. Held in the University of Illinois´s Research Park in Champaign, Ill. at the I Hotel, the event will bring...

2013-03-23 23:02:29

A Honeybee Festival with a lecture from Dr. Thomas D. Seeley will take place at The Buffalo Botanical Gardens April 27 from 10am-2pm. In their effort to support and promote sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, The Mohawk Valley Trading Company encourages families and people of all ages to attend and participate in honey and beekeeping events. Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 A Honeybee Festival with a lecture from Dr. Thomas D....

2013-03-17 23:01:48

The Central Texas Beekeepers will hold their 5th Annual Spring School March 23 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham, Texas, United States. In their effort to support and promote sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, The Mohawk Valley Trading Company encourages families and people of all ages to attend and participate in honey and beekeeping events; they are fun and educational. Brenham, Texas (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 The Central...

EU Bee Protection Ban On Pesticides Fails To Pass
2013-03-17 08:08:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online European Union (EU) nations have failed to agree on proposals that would have banned three pesticides reportedly linked to the decline of the global bee population. According to the BBC, a recent report from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has concluded the substances in question posed a “high acute risk” to the pollinating insects. The EU´s executive body, the European Commission, had been...

Bumblebees More Stable In Flight Than When Hovering
2013-03-15 08:16:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the Journal of Theoretical Biology about how bumblebees are actually more unstable when they hover rather than when they fly fast. Na Xu and Mao Sun from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics in China analyzed the way bumblebees fly at different speeds by using a mathematical model. Their model showed that the bumblebee is unstable when it hovers and flies slowly, and becomes neutral or weakly stable...


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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  • A stinking tobacco.
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