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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...

2013-08-30 20:21:25

HALSEY, Ore., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DLF is pleased to announce the release of the novel endophyte enhanced forage tall fescue Martin2(Protek)((TM)). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130830/MN72343) Martin2(Protek)((TM)) is a new novel endophyte tall fescue, combining the proven genetics of Martin2 forage tall fescue with the enhancement of the Protek(TM) endophyte. Martin2 is an early-medium forage tall fescue selected for the transition zone. Its...

2013-06-13 16:22:22

Monsanto Commits To Collaboration With Beekeeping Industry Partners To Improve Honey Bee Health ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a first-of-its-kind Honey Bee Health Summit concluded at Monsanto Company's Chesterfield Village Research Center. The three-day event hosted by Project Apis m. (PAm) and Monsanto's Honey Bee Advisory Council (HBAC) included nearly 100 members of the bee community representing academics, beekeepers, industry associations and government...

2013-05-30 23:29:51

The novel Natural Sciences Bibliographic Web Portal aims to provide comprehensive bibliographic information on the basic and applied life, earth and health sciences and has published over 244,800 references and 161,400 tags. Scien.net has now newly included the category ecology, which is the scientific study of the relationships that various living organisms have with each other, as well as their relationships with their natural environment, and on forage which is the plant material eaten by...

Honey Bees Get Navigational Help From A Single Gene
2013-05-30 05:57:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before a honey bee ever leaves the hive to forage, they must learn how to navigate a changing landscape and orient themselves in relation to the sun. A new study from the University of Illinois reveals that a regulatory gene known to be involved in learning and the detection of novelty in vertebrates also energizes the brains of honey bees when they are learning how to find food and bring it home. The study shows that whenever...

2013-05-20 23:01:21

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would like to announce a new addition to their raw honey line up: Sunflower-Summer Wildflower Honey. This is raw honey; it has not been heated, filtered, blended or processed and all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and aromatics are in the same condition as they were in the hive. Topeka, Kansas (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would like to announce a new addition to their raw honey line...

2013-04-25 19:48:11

A collaboration of plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding. The BBSRC-funded scientists, from Rothamsted Research, the James Hutton Institute, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, Lancaster University and the University of Nottingham, used a hybridized species of grass called perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) with a closely related species called meadow...

Caffeinated Bees Remember Their Nectar Sources
2013-03-07 18:15:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most of us are more productive after the first fix of hot caffeine in the morning  — and according to a new study in the journal Science, so are honey bees. In the study, a group of UK and US researchers found bees feeding on a sugar solution that contains caffeine are“¯three times more likely to recall a flower's scent than those given only sugar. The scientists said their findings not only reveal a novel...


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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