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Patent-pending system is designed for shipping honey. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Determined not to be overshadowed by Amazon’s quadcopter
In a hive of honey bees, the jobs of queen and worker are drastically different. A new study from Michigan State University and Wayne State University reveals, however, that only a single gene separates the two.
Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives
According to a study, pesticides could be causing worker bumblebees to shrink and become less efficient.
Male European honey bees are far more susceptible to a widespread fungal intestinal parasite than female members of the species, according to new research appearing in the January 17 edition of the open-access scientific journal PLoS ONE.
Queen bees convey honest signals to worker bees about their reproductive status and quality, according to an international team of researchers, who say their findings may help to explain why honey bee populations are declining.
Transparency Market Research published new "Global Seed Treatment Market (Insecticides, Fungicides, Other Chemical and Nonchemical Treatment) for Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton and
According to numerous reports, honey bees around the world are facing a mysterious threat that has been wiping out entire colonies. However, this isn’t the first time bees have faced an existential threat.
William Sklaroff, South Florida’s own Willie the Bee Man, is expanding his business, Willie the Bee Man, Inc., by introducing a new website, a redesigned logo, and several social media programs.
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 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...
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...
PHOTO CAPTION: Megachile centuncularis (L.) a European leaf-cutter bee, cutting a Wisteria leaf. Photo taken by Keith Edkins The Megachilidae are a family of mainly solitary bees. They carry pollen in specialized structures called scopae. These scopae are located under the abdomen, rather than on the hind legs like in the honey bee. Megachilidae are commonly known as mason and leaf cutter bees, reflecting the materials they build their nest cells from, such as clay or leaves. Most species...
Carpenter bees (Xylocopinae subfamily) are considered to be important pollinators, especially of open-faced flowers, though they are also known to "rob" nectar by boring holes in the sides of flowers with deep corollas (thus not accomplishing pollination). The smaller species tunnel into pithy stems to build their nests. Other species bore holes in wood and can become pests in wood construction. Carpenter bees are often mistaken for bumblebees. They are similar in size and coloring. The...
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