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bees on sunflower
2014-11-26 07:37:17

The loss of wildflowers could be a bigger threat to bee populations than climate change, but stress management could help save these essential pollinators, according to the researchers behind a pair of recently-published studies.

2014-10-15 12:22:53

New survey finds the majority of Americans are unfamiliar with bee colony loss or how they can help SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., Oct.

Tree Bumblebee
2014-09-29 03:00:50

The strikingly rapid spread of the Tree Bumblebee in Britain could be occurring because the bees readily live alongside humans in towns and villages – according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Bumblebees Able To Spot Which Flowers Offer Best Rewards
2014-08-01 03:55:22

Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features, like petal color, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards

Bees Tongue Size Matters For A Good Relationship With Flowers
2014-07-17 03:12:23

For bees and the flowers they pollinate, a compatible tongue length is essential to a successful relationship.

Pesticide Use Is Impairing Bees' Abilities To Forage For Pollen
2014-07-10 07:26:46

Bees with long-term exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides exhibit a decreased ability to forage for pollen, according to a new study led by the University of Guelph.

Bumblebee Queens Travel Far And Away Before Starting New Homes
2014-07-01 13:15:09

A study of five different bee species reveals that the queens will travel far from their birthplace before starting new colonies.

bee biodiversity
2014-05-12 09:14:56

Farmers rely on bees to pollinate their crops and increase yields, and a new study from entomologists at North Carolina State University has found the biodiversity of bees in a local ecosystem can have a significant impact on crop yield.

Study Shows Bumblebees Join Other Bees Already Safely Feeding On Flowers
2014-04-30 03:16:03

Bumblebees can distinguish between safe and dangerous environments, and are attracted to land on flowers popular with other bees when exposed to perilous situations

2014-04-08 23:03:56

The design and development of BumbleBee.com garners Geary LSF top honors in the Food Industry Category at this year’s Internet Advertising Competition. San


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.