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Amazon Tree Seeds Become Smaller, Weaker Because Of Bird Decline
2013-05-31 11:39:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the last century, the disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from the tropical forests of Brazil has caused the region´s forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds, according to an international team of researchers. The findings, published in Science, provide evidence that human activity can trigger fast-paced evolutionary changes in natural populations. Mauro Galetti, biological sciences professor from the...

2013-05-30 23:16:36

The Steven Alan Home Shop, Tribeca NYC now carries honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. The multi-brand retailer also carries a curated collection of clothing, accessories, apothecary, and home items for both men and women. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 The Steven Alan Home Shop, located at 158 Franklin Street in Tribeca, NYC now caries honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. The multi-brand retailer also carries a curated collection of clothing, accessories, apothecary,...

Honey Bees Get Navigational Help From A Single Gene
2013-05-30 05:57:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before a honey bee ever leaves the hive to forage, they must learn how to navigate a changing landscape and orient themselves in relation to the sun. A new study from the University of Illinois reveals that a regulatory gene known to be involved in learning and the detection of novelty in vertebrates also energizes the brains of honey bees when they are learning how to find food and bring it home. The study shows that whenever...

2013-05-29 23:04:20

State-of-the-art facility will address honey bee health through collaboration, education and research. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 As part of its continued commitment to honey bee health, today Bayer CropScience broke ground on its North American Bee Care Center, a recognition of the importance of these pollinators to agriculture. Senior company managers, bee health experts and representatives from the community were on hand to begin work on the new facility,...

2013-05-28 23:03:29

The Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association (NBBA) May 28, 2013 meeting will take place 7:00 PM at the North Adams, Massachusetts Price Chopper Community Room. In addition, there will be a celebratory cake in honor of Lloyd Vosburgh, founding member and first president of NBBA for his lifetime of service to honey bees and achievement as Massachusetts Beekeeper of the Year. North Adams, MA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 The Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association (NBBA) May 28, 2013 meeting will...

Species Recovery Programs May Spread Antibiotic Resistant Genes To Wild Populations
2013-05-23 10:37:49

Public Library of Science Endangered brush-tail rock wallabies raised in captive breeding programs carry antibiotic resistance genes in their gut bacteria and may be able to transmit these genes into wild populations, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Michelle Power and colleagues from Macquarie University in New South Wales, Australia. Brush-tail rock wallabies are currently being raised in species recovery programs and restored to the wild...

2013-05-20 23:13:57

The Monadnock Beekeepers Association has invited "Beekeeping for Dummies" author Howland Blackiston to speak Saturday, June 8th at the Keene Public Library, Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The Monadnock Beekeepers Association is the local chapter of the New Hampshire Beekeepers Association, established in December of 2003 to support and educate beekeepers in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Keene, New Hampshire (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 The Monadnock Beekeepers...

2013-05-20 23:01:21

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would like to announce a new addition to their raw honey line up: Sunflower-Summer Wildflower Honey. This is raw honey; it has not been heated, filtered, blended or processed and all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and aromatics are in the same condition as they were in the hive. Topeka, Kansas (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 The Mohawk Valley Trading Company would like to announce a new addition to their raw honey line...

Bomb-Sniffing Bees Could Find Unexploded Mines In Croatia
2013-05-20 09:02:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Navy has used dolphins to hunt for undersea mines and dogs have been used to sniff out bombs on land. Now, scientists are incorporating honeybees in the hunt for unexploded landmines in Croatia and possibly other war-ravaged countries in the Balkans. Bees have a perfect sense of smell and scientists believe that smell might save hundreds of lives if they can be trained to sniff out the odor from unexploded ordnance (UXOs)....

2013-05-18 23:00:31

The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is giving away one Raw Buckwheat Honey Tote Bag with each order of any of their varieties of honey from 5/18/ thru 5/25/13 with the Promo Code “52513”. In their effort to support and promote bee keeping, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is the sponsor of this tote bag promotion. (PRWEB) May 18, 2013 The Mohawk Valley Trading Company is giving away one Raw Buckwheat Honey...


Latest Plant reproduction Reference Libraries

Melissophobia
2013-12-24 11:13:46

Melissophobia or the fear of bees, from Greek melissa, meaning honey bee and phobos, meaning fear, and sometimes misspelled as melissaphobia and known also as apiphobia, is one of the most common fears among people and is kind of a specific phobia. The majority of the population have been stung by a bee or had friends or family members stung. A child may fall victim to a bee sting while playing outside. The sting can be rather painful and in some individuals results in swelling which might...

Heirloom plant
2013-09-20 13:16:15

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...

Recalcitrant seeds
2013-08-21 08:52:36

Recalcitrant seeds are seeds that have to be protected from certain elements, such as drying and freezing, to remain viable. Seeds must be maintained at temperatures no less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit and does not have long shelf lives. Damage to the seeds results when they are allowed to dry out excessively, damaging the intracellular structures of the seeds, along with the forming of toxic chemicals within the seed. Recalcitrant seeds can be found in avocado, mango, cocoa and the...

Seed bank
2013-07-31 15:37:35

Seed banks are gene pools of seeds from food crops and other rare species. If seeds from the reserves are destroyed, seeds from seed banks can be used to generate new crops. Seed banks are not open to the public as are seed libraries or seed swaps. Maintaining seeds in a seed bank will preserve the seeds during times of natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or even war. SEED DORMANCY Seeds can remain dormant for decades as long as the storage environment remains cool and dry. Seeds that...

Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia lignaria
2013-07-10 14:38:22

The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria), also known as the blue orchard bee, is a species of megachilid bee that is native to North America. Its range extends across the Rocky Mountains, where two subspecies are located. The nests of this species are made in natural hollows in which the bees will make separate rooms for larvae by creating walls with mud. The orchard mason bee can first be seen the early spring months, when temperatures reach about fifty-seven degrees Fahrenheit. Males leave...

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