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2014-01-21 04:13:19

[ Watch the Video: What's The New Buzz On Saving Honeybees? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are teaming up to fit tiny sensors onto honey bees in Australia to monitor the insects and understand the drivers behind Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Honeybees across the world are facing CCD, threatening populations and causing concern among scientists. A team at CSIRO is leading the research initiative to try and learn more about CCD, as well as monitor...

Bumblebees Shrinking Pesticide
2014-01-20 14:56:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, pesticides could be causing worker bees to shrink. A study by researchers from the Royal Holloway University of London found that exposure to pesticides causes worker bumblebees to grow less and hatch at a smaller size. The team found that prolonged exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide reduces the size of individual bees produced by a colony. The team researched colonies...

2013-11-18 23:19:13

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Production and Market of Imidacloprid in China. London (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 As a major supplier of imidacloprid, China has many advantages in the production of imidacloprid, including efficient production technology, sufficient raw material supply, low production cost, etc. About 50% of imidacloprid technical producers are located in Jiangsu Province. With the increasingly intense competition in the imidacloprid industry,...

2013-10-24 23:19:23

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Production and Market of Chlorpyrifos in China. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 China has become the largest production base of chlorpyrifos technical in the world in terms of capacity and output and has been playing a more and more important role in the global chlorpyrifos industry. With years' development, China has made great progress in the production technology of chlorpyrifos. However, its technology level is still far...

Exposure To Pesticides Key Factor In Causing Bee Colonies To Fail
2013-10-07 07:17:03

Royal Holloway, University of London Scientists from Royal Holloway University have found that when bees are exposed to low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides - which do not directly kill bees - their behavior changes and they stop working properly for their colonies. The results showed that exposure to pesticides at levels bees encounter in the field, has subtle impacts on individual bees, and can eventually make colonies fail. This discovery provides an important breakthrough in...

Apiary Experts Still Have No Cure For Mass Honeybee Die-Offs
2013-09-10 14:26:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A scientist speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) discussed that apiary experts still have no cure for what is killing off honeybees. Richard Fell, an emeritus professor of entomology at Virginia Tech, said that scientists not only have not been able to find a cure, they still are not even sure what is causing the mass deaths in the honeybee population. "Some estimates put the...


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