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Honey Bees Tracked With Tiny Radar Antennae
2013-07-29 04:41:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of biologists are outfitting honey bees with miniature radar antennae, hoping to discover how the insects are being impacted by controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids. According to Richard Gray, Science Correspondent with The Telegraph, researchers from Rothamsted Research in the UK and the Free University in Germany are gluing lightweight radar transponders to the bees' backs as part of their research. The...

Agricultural Chemicals Causing Bee Colony Collapse
2013-07-25 10:33:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Colony collapse disorder (CCD), the mysterious and increasingly rampant die-off of a honey bee colony, isn't just a problem for bees, it's also a problem for farmers who rely on those bees to pollinate their crops. According to researchers from the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture, commercial bees are regularly exposed to a cocktail of agricultural chemicals that could be playing a role in CCD. In a study...

Bee Sperm Banks
2013-06-10 11:30:16

Watch the video "Honey Bee Genome Repository" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Beekeepers around the United States have been experiencing an unusually high level of colony die-off and a group of“¯Washington State University (WSU) researchers has just announced a plan to preserve the survival and biodiversity of honey bee colonies by creating a sperm bank for the tiny insects. Using liquid nitrogen to preserve their samples, the WSU scientists said they...

2013-05-31 23:16:22

Gives growers a tool to protect crops while not harming key pollinators. Davis, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its Grandevo® Bioinsecticide label following a review. The removal of the toxicity statement is supported by third-party field evaluations that show Grandevo has no increased mortality or detrimental effects to honeybees. The key study was conducted in central North...

2013-05-17 23:02:04

Kino Lorber is coming out with a new documentary about honeybees, opening June 12 at the New York City Film Forum with a national release to follow. Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Kino Lorber is coming out with a new documentary about honeybees, opening June 12 at the New York City Film Forum with a national release to follow. Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is...

New Research Shows Substances In Honey Increase Detoxification Gene Expression
2013-05-01 15:02:17

University of Illinois Research in the wake of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious malady afflicting (primarily commercial) honey bees, suggests that pests, pathogens and pesticides all play a role. New research indicates that the honey bee diet influences the bees´ ability to withstand at least some of these assaults. Some components of the nectar and pollen grains bees collect to manufacture food to support the hive increase the expression of detoxification genes that help keep...

2013-04-22 23:00:41

Apply Responsibly Officials Urge Safe & Environmentally Sound Practices in the Home and Garden. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Earth Day 2013 marks the fifth straight year for the Apply Responsibly program, an ongoing effort to educate homeowners about the link between protecting California waterways and the responsible use of pesticides in residential settings, according to officials for the stewardship program. “Earth Day is a great opportunity to remind homeowners...

2013-04-19 23:00:44

Bayer experts participate in CLA/RISE Spring Conference panel and in Senate Ag Committee briefings RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 Bayer CropScience experts participated in several activities today in Washington, D.C., to promote greater bee health awareness and collaboration in agriculture. At the annual CropLife America / RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) Spring Conference, Bayer apiologist, Dick Rogers, contributed to a panel discussion focusing on...

2013-04-16 23:03:26

Nature Conservancy scientist's work suggests that this Earth Day, keeping the picnic basket full may depend on wild bees. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 Two recently released studies co-authored by The Nature Conservancy´s Christina M. Kennedy underscore just how important wild bees are to global agricultural production. Bees may seem like uninvited guests at a picnic, but before they're shooed away from the fruit salad, people should consider the role they play in bringing food...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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