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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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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....

Researchers Point To Specific Insecticide As Bee Killer
2012-03-20 03:49:01

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com A growing concern over the dwindling honeybee population has scientists working to try and pin down the culprits behind the decline in numbers, and new research suggests that an insecticide may be the cause. Researchers wrote in the journal Environmental Science & Technology that neonicotinoid insecticides have played a key role in killing off the pollinators. The University of Padua team said widespread deaths of honeybees have been reported since...

Honeybee Deaths Linked To Seed Insecticide Exposure
2012-01-13 04:31:14

Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and Purdue University scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields. Analyses of bees found dead in and around hives from several apiaries over two years in Indiana showed the presence of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are commonly used to coat corn and soybean seeds before planting. The research showed that those insecticides were present at high concentrations in waste...

Image 1 - Parasitic Fly Likely Culprit in Bizarre ‘Zombie’ Bee Behavior
2012-01-04 15:08:25

Scientists suspect that a parasitic fly that preys on honey bees could be the cause behind the alarming phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD), in which thousands of worker bees exhibit bizarre behavior before suddenly vanishing from their colony. Since the problem was first observed in the U.S. in 2006, experts have been attempting to explain the strange ℠zombie-like´ behavior in usually robotically predictable worker bees. European scientists have also joined in to...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.