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

University of Exeter 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, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Exeter. Unlike nectar, bees do not ingest pollen whilst foraging on flowers, and so until now it has been unclear whether they are able to form associative relationships between what a flower looks like and the quality of its pollen. The study...

Radio Frequency ID Tags Attached To Honey Bees Reveal Hive Dynamics
2014-07-25 03:12:10

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Scientists attached radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks. The effort yielded two discoveries: Some foraging bees are much busier than others; and if those busy bees disappear, others will take their place. The findings are reported in the journal Animal Behaviour. [ Watch The Video: Hive Intelligence: How Honey Bees Adjust To Catastrophic Loss ] Tagging the...

2014-07-11 08:25:49

DUBLIN, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Forage Feed Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Forage consists of grasses, herbaceous legumes, tree legumes, silage, green feed and hay. Nearly 200 plant species have been known as forage crops. The market for forage is segmented as fresh forage and stored forage....

Bees 'Shouts' Warn Intruders That A Food Source Will Be Defended
2014-07-08 08:15:09

[ Watch the Video: Stingless Bees Fight Over Food Source ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you were foraging for food in a highly competitive environment and you found a very lucrative source, how would you communicate this prize to your teammates without giving it away to your competitors? This is the situation bees find themselves in quite often. Scientists believe that many animals, faced with eavesdroppers, have developed "whispers" to prevent revealing...

2014-06-03 23:13:54

Alfalfa or lucerne is a perennial forage crop cultivated in many warmer-temperate arid regions around the world. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 19,600 articles covering many physiological, agronomic and phytosanitary aspects of Alfalfa production. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 EurekaMag.com has published 19,600 references on physiological, agronomic and phytosanitary aspects of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) production which covers many...

2014-05-09 08:28:10

DUBLIN, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zkltwn/forage_feed) has announced the addition of the "Forage Feed Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Forage consists of grasses, herbaceous legumes, tree legumes, silage, green feed and hay. Nearly 200 plant species have been known as forage crops. The market...

2014-05-08 23:02:05

Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food — and which they propagate through pollination. But what would happen if this vital, mutually beneficial relationship goes out of synch due to climate change? Newark, NJ (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The timing has been beautifully choreographed by nature. Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food...

Bumblebees Willing To Learn If There's A Sweet Treat Involved
2014-03-19 05:51:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A pair of new studies from the University of Guelph reveals that bumblebees might have tiny brains, but they are capable of remarkable feats, especially when offered a tasty reward. The researchers, Prof. Peter Kevan, of the School of Environmental Sciences, and PhD student Hamida Mirwan are studying bees’ ability to learn by themselves and from each other. The scientists found that bees are capable of learning to solve...

New Computer Model Could Preserve The World's Bee Colonies
2014-03-04 15:25:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have created a new computer model to help understand the environmental effects of a honeybee colony. The BEEHAVE model published in the Journal of Applied Ecology was created to investigate the losses of honeybee colonies that have been reported recently and to identify the best way to try and combat the losses. [ Watch the Video: BEEHAVE Model ] "It is a real challenge to understand which factors are most important in...

Selenium Kills Honey Bees
2013-10-04 08:46:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Selenium, a chemical element that is both naturally occurring and often found near mining and industrial activities, can delay the development of or even kill honey bees, according to new research in the October issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside found that the four primary forms of the anthropogenic pollutant - selenate, selenite, methylselenocysteine and...


Latest Forage Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'