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Bumblebees Shrinking Pesticide
2014-01-20 14:56:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, pesticides could be causing worker bees to shrink. A study by researchers from the Royal Holloway University of London found that exposure to pesticides causes worker bumblebees to grow less and hatch at a smaller size. The team found that prolonged exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide reduces the size of individual bees produced by a colony. The team researched colonies...

Peaceful Bumblebee Invades South America
2013-12-09 10:12:21

ETH Zurich Bumblebees look cute. They have a thick fur, fly somewhat clumsily and are less aggressive than honeybees or wasps. They are very much appreciated by farmers as keen pollen collectors. Particularly in the context of the crisis-stricken honeybee populations, the buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, is being bred on an industrial scale for the pollination of fruit and vegetable crops both inside and outside greenhouses. It was hoped that these insects would take over these...

2013-10-01 23:21:29

The W3 Award for Best Website in the Charitable/Non-Profit Category goes to Geary LSF for their work for Bumble Bee Foods. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 The W3 Awards, which honor creative excellence on the web, and recognize the creative and marketing professionals behind the award winning sites, videos and marketing programs, have announced the 2013 award winners. In its seventh year, the W3 Awards received over 4,000 entries world-wide. Coming out on top with Gold...

Apiary Experts Still Have No Cure For Mass Honeybee Die-Offs
2013-09-10 14:26:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A scientist speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) discussed that apiary experts still have no cure for what is killing off honeybees. Richard Fell, an emeritus professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, said that scientists not only have not been able to find a cure, they still are not even sure what is causing the mass deaths in the honeybee population. "Some estimates put the...

2013-09-09 23:19:41

The SIA Marketing Effectiveness Award for Best Website goes to Geary LSF for their work for Bumble Bee Foods. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 The Summit International Marketing Effectiveness Award (MEA) recognizes and rewards companies for innovative and leading edge creative work. The 2013 awards saw more than 800 entries from nine countries. Coming out on top with Platinum honors in the Website category is, full-service digital marketing agency, Geary LSF. “We are...

Betrayal By Bees Could Have Huge Impact On Plant Reproduction
2013-07-23 09:05:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by Emory University finds removing even one species of bumblebee from an ecosystem has a swift and clear impact: the floral "sweethearts" of that species produce significantly fewer seeds. The research team focused on the interactions between bumblebees and larkspur wildflowers in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The findings, to be published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal how reduced...

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...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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