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Honey bees with roots in the local environment manage much better in the struggle for survival than imported honey bees from foreign environments.
When they were introduced in the 1990s, a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids was thought to be highly targeted toward pests, but mounting evidence is suggesting that they have had a negative effect of the larger ecosystem.
Bees with long-term exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides exhibit a decreased ability to forage for pollen, according to a new study led by the University of Guelph.
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.
National Pollinator Week takes place June 16-22; RISE offers steps to promote pollinator health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Bees pollinate
Imidacloprid and clothianidin, two widely used types of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, appear to cause significant harm to honey bee colonies during cold winter months, according to new research published Friday in the Bulletin of Insectology.
Two widely used neonicotinoids—a class of insecticide—appear to significantly harm honey bee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters.
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first-ever Congressional subcommittee hearing on pollinator health, held today, failed to include a robust science-based discussion
Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations at this time, according to an international team of researchers.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by leading environmental advocate Penny Newman and residents of the poisoned Wildomar community shows