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2009-08-13 15:39:30

U.S. and Belgian scientists say they've found higher levels of pathogens in honeybee colonies affected by colony collapse disorder than in healthy colonies. The researchers said they also found bees in colonies with the collapse disorder are infected with a greater number of pathogens than their non-infected counterparts. However, no individual pathogen can be identified as the cause of the collapse disorder. Colony collapse disorder is described in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.org as a...

2009-07-23 13:22:00

A suburban Miami woman said a bee removal specialist destroyed about 250,000 bees inside the walls of her home. Mary Olarte of Miami Shores said she was not concerned when dead bees began appearing outside of her house but she was shocked when a contractor discovered three thriving hives within the walls of her home, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. Willie Sklaroff, proprietor of bee removal service Willie the Bee Man, said all of the bees were destroyed Tuesday due to fears they may have...

2009-05-12 08:35:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) strongly disagrees with the announcement by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke all U.S. food tolerances for the pesticide carbofuran. FMC plans to file objections to this action by the EPA and to seek an administrative hearing. "We are very disappointed by the EPA revocation and their unwillingness to recognize that our voluntary changes to the label allowed the product to meet the...

2009-04-14 13:50:44

For the first time, scientists have isolated the parasite Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) from professional apiaries suffering from honey bee colony depopulation syndrome. They then went on to treat the infection with complete success. In a study published in the new journal from the Society for Applied Microbiology: Environmental Microbiology Reports, scientists from Spain analyzed two apiaries and found evidence of honey bee colony depopulation syndrome (also known as colony collapse...

2009-03-16 08:17:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Crop Protection Research Institute: WHAT: The Crop Protection Research Institute (CPRI) will release the results of a just completed, comprehensive study on the value of insecticides in U.S. crop production. The study documents how insecticides have protected the yields of numerous crops in the U.S. since their introduction to American agriculture more than a hundred years ago. Most notably, the findings...

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2009-03-05 13:50:00

Growing evidence shows that there is likely no proof that a mysterious disease has resulted in the deaths of billions of bees, BBC News reported. Increasing incidences of unexplained bee deaths have been reported all over the world in what is now being called "Colony Collapse Disorder," yet U.S. bees seem to be disappearing the fastest. However, some experts called the term misleading, saying there is no single, new ailment ravaging bee colonies. Some 80 percent of the world's almonds come...

2009-02-03 18:00:00

FUKUOKA, Japan, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- QSAI Analysis and Research Center Co. has developed a multi-residue analysis system that can simultaneously examine 650 different agricultural chemicals remaining in food, the world's largest-class system in the number of chemicals tested at one time. QSAI has begun accepting orders for analysis service based on the system, the "Multi-Residue Analysis for 650 Agricultural Chemicals." It is available for a very cost-effective charge, 273,000 yen per...

2009-01-05 12:22:35

Government and university researchers say they're stumped by a drastic rise in the number of disappearances of Western honeybee colonies in North America. This is clearly very complicated. It's also clear that there are lots things killing bees, said Dennis van Engelsdorp, chief bee researcher at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Everything we look at presents more questions than answers, he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Colony Collapse Disorder, reported in least 24 U.S....

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2008-11-19 15:10:00

An EU lawmaker suggested that honey bees should be given large swaths of Europe's farmlands so that they can recover their struggling population size. "If we continue to neglect the global bee population, then this will have a dramatic effect on our already strained world food supplies," said Neil Parish, who chairs the European Parliament's agriculture committee. Honey bees are a useful part of nature's cycle because they help to pollinate several of the world's crops. Scientists have...

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2008-10-23 11:09:31

It's about bee-ing all they can be. An enhanced-line honey bee stock developed by University of California, Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey, that crosses her bee line "New World Carnolians" with "Old World" Carnolians from Germany, shows genetic promise in aiding the troubled bee industry, research reveals. "I'm really pleased with the stock," said Cobey, project leader of a honey bee stock improvement grant, funded by the California State Beekeepers' Association and the...