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While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role in the agriculture industry.
Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators.
In an attempt to deal with diminishing honey bee populations, US President Barack Obama has announced the formation of a new task force designed to promote the health of the insects and other pollinators.
EPA Fails to Restrict Pesticides Linked to Bee Decline WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House today issued a Presidential Memorandum on pollinator health
The Keystone Center announces the formation of the Honey Bee Health Coalition. Keystone, CO (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 At the Saint Louis Zoo’s Annual Pollinator
- Syngenta's Operation Pollinator increases native pollinator populations GREENSBORO, N.C., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta
In Honor of National Pollinator Week, Cascadian Farm(TM) Pledges its Support to Protect Pollinators SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One out of every three bites of food
After six stops, Bayer's Bee Care Tour concludes during National Pollinator Week by honoring the 2nd annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award winner and planting a pollinator garden at local public
National Pollinator Week takes place June 16-22; RISE offers steps to promote pollinator health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Bees pollinate
Corydalis nobilis, also known as Siberian corydalis, is a perennial plant from the family Papaveraceae. It was introduced to Europe by Linnaeus, who had sent for Lamprocapnos spectabilis but received the seeds of C. nobilis instead. C. nobilis bears its flower on a stem that may grow as tall as 50 centimeters. The stem of the plant is grows upright with pinnate leaves along the entire stem. C. nobilis has flowers of orange or yellow. The inner petals of the flower have a dark violet hue at...
Melissophobia or the fear of bees, from Greek melissa, meaning honey bee and phobos, meaning fear, and sometimes misspelled as melissaphobia and known also as apiphobia, is one of the most common fears among people and is kind of a specific phobia. The majority of the population have been stung by a bee or had friends or family members stung. A child may fall victim to a bee sting while playing outside. The sting can be rather painful and in some individuals results in swelling which might...
The baculoviruses, are a family of large rod-shaped viruses, divided into two genera: nucleopolyhedroviruses (NPV) and granuloviruses (GV). Baculoviruses have species-specific tropisms among the invertebrates with over 600 host species having been described. Moth larval is the most common hosts but sawflies, mosquitoes, and shrimp are also known hosts. The viruses are not known to replicate in mammalian or other vertebrate animal cells. In the early sixteenth century the first records of...
The ants, one of the most successful groups of insects, are of particular interest because they form advanced colonies, and can constitute up to 15 percent of the total animal biomass of a tropical rainforest. They belong to the order Hymenoptera and are close relatives of the vespoid wasps. Ants appear in amber, found in central New Jersey, believed to be from the Cretaceous period. It is thought that they evolved from the wasps that had appeared during the Jurassic period. They are...
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