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2013-04-03 23:00:03

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and understanding of bee health by hosting an exhibit at the University of Minnesota. ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 In an effort to foster education and collaboration between growers and beekeepers, the Bayer Bee Care Program will travel to the University of Minnesota on April 3 as it concludes its Bee Care Tour throughout the Midwest. Held at the University of Minnesota´s Cargill Building in St. Paul, Minn., the event will bring...

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...

2013-04-01 23:00:04

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and education of bee health by hosting an exhibit at the University of Nebraska. MEAD, Neb. (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 In an effort to foster education and collaboration between growers and beekeepers, the Bayer Bee Care Program will travel to the University of Nebraska on April 1 as it continues its Bee Care Tour throughout the Midwest. Held at the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, the event will bring...

2013-03-28 23:00:05

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and understanding of bee health by hosting a panel discussion at Iowa State University AMES, Iowa (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 In an effort to foster education and collaboration between growers and beekeepers, the Bayer Bee Care Program will travel to Iowa State University on March 28 as it continues its Bee Care Tour throughout the Midwest. Held at the Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa, the event will bring together leading researchers and beekeepers to promote...

2013-03-25 23:00:05

Bayer CropScience fosters collaboration and understanding of bee health by hosting an exhibit at the University of Illinois URBANA, Ill. (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 In an effort to foster education and collaboration between growers and beekeepers, the Bayer Bee Care Program will travel to the University of Illinois on March 25 as it continues its Bee Care Tour throughout the Midwest. Held in the University of Illinois´s Research Park in Champaign, Ill. at the I Hotel, the event will bring...

Social Bees Use Chemical Signals To Mark Dangerous Flowers
2013-03-14 13:32:43

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Scientists already knew that some social bee species warn their conspecifics when detecting the presence of a predator near their hive, which in turn causes an attack response to the possible predator. Researchers at the University of Tours (France) in collaboration with the Experimental Station of Arid Zones of Almeria (Spain) have now demonstrated that they also use chemical signals to mark those flowers where they have previously...

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...

Worldwide Crop Pollination Hurting Due To Loss Of Wild Bees
2013-03-01 09:30:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international study of wild insects finds that managed honeybees are not as successful at pollinating crops as wild insects, especially wild bees. Collected from 600 fields in 20 countries, the data suggest the continuing loss of wild insects in many agricultural landscapes is having negative consequences for crop harvests. The study, published in a recent issue of Science, is an urgent call to maintain and manage pollinator...

Electric Flowers Help Bees Pick Up Pollen
2013-02-22 11:25:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that bees build up an electrical charge as they buzz through the air, but a new study from the University of Bristol in the U.K. has shown that the bees are able to use this charge to interact with nectar-bearing flowers. According to a summary of the study recently published in the journal Science, the British scientists showed that flowers actually modify their own electrical fields to attract the flying...

New Moth Perfumes Generated Through Genetic Mutations
2013-02-20 11:05:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by scientists at Sweden´s Lund University has revealed that a single mutation in a moth gene can produce an entirely new scent. The research team believes the results could contribute to the tailored production of pheromones that could be used for pest control. The scent of a female moth can be picked up by the male from several hundred feet away.  The males are guided by sexual pheromones —...


Latest Insect ecology Reference Libraries

Melissophobia
2013-12-24 11:13:46

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...

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2011-01-12 15:55:50

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...

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2005-09-12 10:19:57

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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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