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2012-07-26 10:22:12

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BeesFree, Inc. (OTCBB: BEES), reports it is bringing-to-market an organically-engineered, patent-pending, honeybee feeding formulation that is a scientific breakthrough proven to arrest the deadly effects of colony collapse disorder. "BeesVita Plus is a concentrated solution that is introduced to the honeybees' water supplies," says David Todhunter, BeesFree's chief executive officer. "Studies show when honeybees drink BeesVita Plus they...

2012-06-13 02:22:54

AUSTIN, Texas, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The honey bee may be small, but it plays a mighty role in pollinating more than 100 fruit and vegetable crops across the world. With massive declines in honey bee populations, biodiversity and the future of our agriculture system and gardens are all being threatened. "Bees pollinate a third of our diet, yet they're literally vanishing from their hives," says Cheryl Galway, marketing director for Whole Foods Market's South region. "Many people...

Pesticide Turns Bees Into Picky Eaters
2012-05-24 04:47:49

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com New research shows that a common pesticide can alter the appetite of honey bees and turn them into "picky eaters." Biologists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) found that a single dose of imidacloprid given to bees made the insects crave sweeter foods and reject foods that may not be as tasty. According to the researchers, honey bees that prefer sweeter foods limit the amount of resources they contribute to the...

2012-05-14 22:21:05

AMSTERDAM, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International "Bees love organic" campaign finds overwhelming response - With photo More than a thousand Dutch cyclists are currently transforming a 1000 kilometre long bicycle trail into a "bee trail", by sowing organic flower seeds; 23 German organic wholesalers and retailers are distributing 280,000 bags of flower seeds with their organic products; the Youth Initiative Program in Sweden created a flowering...

2012-04-27 23:02:42

Seattle's #1 chai is proud to announce new Morning Glory Gold Label Chai, made with organic honey. President and Founder, Jessica Vidican-Neisius-Holguin, shares her experience as a honey buyer in the age of colony collapse disorder, which has dramatically cut honey supplies in the US and Europe. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 Morning Glory Chai, a Western Washington business that uses over 30,000 pounds of honey each year, has definitely been effected by the honey crisis. Named...

2012-04-15 23:01:34

Bay Area Beebusters, providing residential and commercial bee and wasp control since 1984, is offering its humane, live bee removals. Pescadero, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2012 When the rain stops, the weather warms and the flowers bloom, bees become active, triggering swarms and bee infestations. Though this can be irritating and even cause serious injury to those with sting allergies, action can be taken to reverse infestations. Bay Area Beebusters offers a green solution for bee removals,...

More Evidence Rises Of Role Pesticides Play In Bee Colony Collapse
2012-04-08 05:54:25

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com As bee populations continue to decline, researchers are scurrying to try and find an answer as to why. A new study from Harvard School of Public Health has linked one of the most widely used pesticides, imidacloprid, as the bee's nemesis. The authors wrote in a paper being published in the Bulletin of Insectology that they have found "convincing evidence" of the link between imidacloprid and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which adult bees abandon...

2012-04-05 10:22:38

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three studies released in the past two weeks, including one today by Harvard University, add to the growing body of evidence that implicate pesticides, specifically neonicotinoids, as one of the most critical factors contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), bolstering the need for regulatory action. The research is timely as beekeepers and environmentalists recently filed a legal petition with EPA calling for the suspension of the...

2012-03-29 22:51:20

A pair of new studies reveals the multiple ways that a widely used insecticide harms bumblebees and honeybees. The reports, one by a U.K. team and one by a French team, appear online at the Science Express Web site of the journal Science, on 29 March, 2012. Science is published by AAAS, the nonprofit, international science society. Bumblebees and honeybees are important pollinators of flowering plants, including many major fruit and vegetable crops. Each year, for example, honeybee...

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2012-03-29 15:37:04

Scientists reported in the journal Science on Thursday that even low doses of widely used pesticides can harm bumblebees and honeybees. British and French researchers looked at bees and neonicotinoid insecticides in two studies, which is a class of pesticides that was introduced in the 1990s and has become one of the most commonly used pesticide in the world. Bee populations have been dropping rapidly throughout the world, and scientists fear pesticides are partly to blame for it....