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2013-04-19 23:00:44

Bayer experts participate in CLA/RISE Spring Conference panel and in Senate Ag Committee briefings RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 Bayer CropScience experts participated in several activities today in Washington, D.C., to promote greater bee health awareness and collaboration in agriculture. At the annual CropLife America / RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) Spring Conference, Bayer apiologist, Dick Rogers, contributed to a panel discussion focusing on...

2013-04-16 23:03:26

Nature Conservancy scientist's work suggests that this Earth Day, keeping the picnic basket full may depend on wild bees. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 Two recently released studies co-authored by The Nature Conservancy´s Christina M. Kennedy underscore just how important wild bees are to global agricultural production. Bees may seem like uninvited guests at a picnic, but before they're shooed away from the fruit salad, people should consider the role they play in bringing food...

2013-04-07 23:01:37

The National Honey Board (NHB), operating under the oversight of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is looking for people interested in becoming a Board member or an Alternate Board Member to serve a three-year term of office. In their effort to support and promote the honey and beekeeping industry, The Mohawk Valley Trading Company encourages all qualified persons to submit a completed application and background form. United States (PRWEB) April 07, 2013 The National Honey...

2013-04-05 23:04:39

A Beekeeping for Beginners class will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 1-3 p.m. at North Island College´s Courtenay campus, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. 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 beekeeping and honey events. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada (PRWEB) April...

Efficient Bees Use Logic And Observation To Find Nectar
2013-04-05 09:39:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Why do bees copy each other when looking for nectar?  The answer is remarkably simple, according to a new study from Queen Mary, University of London and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Bees have tiny brains. But even with this handicap, they are smart enough to pick out the most attractive flowers by watching other bees and learning from their behavior. The use of simple logic allows them to watch for the most...

2013-04-03 23:00:03

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and understanding of bee health by hosting an exhibit at the University of Minnesota. ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 In an effort to foster education and collaboration between growers and beekeepers, the Bayer Bee Care Program will travel to the University of Minnesota on April 3 as it concludes its Bee Care Tour throughout the Midwest. Held at the University of Minnesota´s Cargill Building in St. Paul, Minn., the event will bring...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'