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Bees Are Still Stressed, Need Our Help
2012-09-07 04:13:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Agricultural yields have always depended on pollinators and their symbiotic ability to spread the powdery substance necessary for plant reproduction, a fact that has become more important as the unexplained drop in the worldwide bee population continues. Pollinating insects add to the production of 84 percent of European crops and officials there are looking to boost the efforts of domesticated pollinators, such as honeybees, and wild...

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...

2012-04-27 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...

2012-03-29 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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