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Bayer travels to San Antonio for its fourth tour stop to continue promoting bee health across the country at top agriculture universities and events SAN ANTONIO, Feb.
Vegetable gardening company and Seeds of the Month Club retailer, Mike the Gardener Enterprises, LLC, has expanded its club offerings from vegetable, fruit and herb seeds to include many popular
Wild bumblebees are in decline throughout the world because they are likely contracting deadly diseases from ailing domesticated honeybees, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.
American Heritage Collection Features 18th and 19th Century America Inspired Blends of Honey Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Bethesda-based Bee
Bayer continues its tour to promote bee health across the country at top agriculture universities and Commodity Classic. Davis, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014
Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by a new technology that will help select the best fish for breeding.
Mexico is the fourth largest honey producer and fifth largest honey exporter in the world.
Tour travels coast-to-coast, visits top agricultural universities and industry forums Research Triangle Park, N.C.
A new study from EcoHealth Alliance investigated the causes of long-term honey bee colony numbers and annual colony losses, revealing that socioeconomic and political pressures on honey production over the past few decades have caused a long-term reduction in the number of colonies in production.
Company does not expect a material negative impact on 2014 harvest FIVE POINTS, Calif., Feb.
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 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 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 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...
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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