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Tighter Controls On Bee Imports Needed To Reduce Disease Risk To Native Populations
2013-07-18 15:19:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, publishing a study in the Journal of Applied Ecology, wrote that stricter controls over bee imports are needed in order to prevent diseases from spreading to the native bumblebee and honeybee populations. Farmers bring in commercially-produced and imported bumblebees for pollination of greenhouse crops like tomatoes. These bees are used to enhance pollination of other food crops, such as strawberries, and are marketed for...

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...

Bumblebee Buzz Scares Birds Out Of Nest
2013-05-29 08:57:01

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bumblebees like to make their nests in holes insulated with plant materials. Freshly built bird nests can provide the perfect homes for bees, and they frequently invade newly made bird nests and take them over as their own. But how does a tiny bumblebee scare away a bird many times its size, and how does it choose which nest to invade? Piotr Jablonski and his colleagues from the Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution at...

2013-04-23 12:23:54

Seafood Leader Commits Portion of Sales Proceeds to Support WWF Global Fisheries and Marine Conservation Efforts BRUSSELS, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading North America seafood company, Bumble Bee Foods, today announced the introduction of Wild Selections(®) - a new high-quality branded line of products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Wild Selections(®) will support World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) efforts to...

2013-04-10 08:32:29

America's Leading Seafood Brand Collaborates with Celebrity Chef Doreen Colondres to Inspire Hispanics to Live Healthy and Delicious Lives MIAMI, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bumble Bee Foods, America's leading premium seafood brand, announced a new partnership with Hispanic celebrity Chef Doreen Colondres at the 2013 Hispanicize Conference in Miami, FL. Colondres, who is best known for her lively cooking segments on FOX's Utilisima Network and as the creator of the brand...

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...

Bumblebees Threatened By Metal Toxins In Flowers
2013-04-03 08:07:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Across the US beekeepers and researchers have been reporting that a powerful new class of pesticides may be killing off bumblebees. A new study, led by the University of Pittsburgh, pinpoints another potential cause: metal pollution in flowers from aluminum and nickel. The study findings, published in the journal Environmental Pollution, reveal that bumblebees are at risk of ingesting toxic amounts of metals such as nickel and...

2013-03-27 08:32:51

America's Leading Seafood Brand Inspires Healthy, Active Lifestyles, Continues to Evolve Wellness Brand Platform SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bumble Bee Foods(®) has announced the release of its new "BeeWell for Life - A Living Guide" eBook. The BeeWell Living Guide, complete with engaging signature content designed to inspire and motivate readers to accomplish their wellness goals, is being published online in seasonal installments. Each quarterly installment of...

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...

Bumble Bee Tuna Expands Recall After Millions Of Cans Possibly Spoiled
2013-03-09 08:46:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bumble Bee Foods LLC has expanded a tuna recall after an issue arose with improperly sealed cans of tuna, possibly leading to spoiled product. The recall now includes more than 3 million five-ounce cans. The products affected were improperly sealed at a California packing plant, according to Kim Painter of USA Today. As of March 8, 2.4 million cans of tuna sold under the Bumble Bee brand name and nearly 660,000 marketed under the...