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Lower Diabetes Risk With Whole Fruits Rather Than Fruit Juice
2013-08-30 09:29:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those looking to squeeze every ounce of health benefits from fruit may want to skip the juice, according to a study led by the Harvard School of Public Health. Those who ate whole fruit saw their risk of Type 2 diabetes decrease, while those who drank their fruits instead saw their risk of the disease rise. Fruits like bananas, grapes, pears and prunes were all specifically mentioned in this study, but whole blueberries reduced a...

2013-08-27 23:01:51

Technology Lowers Dust During Planting; Further Reducing Honey Bee Exposure DECATUR, Ill. (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 As part of its commitment to sustainable agriculture, Bayer CropScience today announced very favorable field trial results of its new seed application technology, which is designed to further reduce potential dust exposure to honey bees during a typical planting process, while offering improved handling efficiencies to corn farmers. The use of lubricants, such as talc and...

2013-08-23 23:04:36

Pollinator-Friendly Garden Planted at Nature Center to Celebrate Honey Bees Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Bayer CropScience, Bridging the Gap and Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation celebrated earlier this week the contribution of bees to the Kansas City landscape by planting a pollinator-friendly garden at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park. Volunteers transformed a 70x30-foot area of land to now feature year-round blooming trees, plants and flowers, all...

2013-08-19 23:02:44

Beeswax Candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company are reviewed by Daisy Burgos on her blog “Daisy's Reviews.” Fernandina Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Daisy Burgos recently reviewed Beeswax Candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company on her blog “Daisy's Reviews.” “The beeswax candles last longer than other candles that I had and my whole room smelled like delicious honey," said Daisy "The scent is so amazing. Very nice, I love it." Read the...

2013-08-15 23:02:55

The World’s Leading Pollinator Health Scientists Gather at Penn State University University Park, Pa. (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Bayer CropScience bee health experts will join dozens of the world’s leading pollinator health scientists this week at the second International Conference On Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy at Pennsylvania State University. Hosted by the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the conference, held today through...

2013-08-13 12:00:18

Soaring numbers of honey bees died last winter, University of Strathclyde research has revealed A survey, run by Strathclyde academics on behalf of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association, indicated 31.3 per cent of managed honey bee colonies in Scotland failed to survive last winter – almost double the previous year's loss rate of 15.9 per cent. Dr Alison Gray and Magnus Peterson, of Strathclyde's Department of Mathematics and Statistics, warn the figures ought to be of major concern...

2013-08-12 23:17:29

Harmonizing body, mind, and spirit, Temple Flower releases line of signature active wear at MAGIC fashion trade show. Los Angeles (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Born in India, Made in America, Temple Flower announces the launch of their active wear at the MAGIC Fashion Tradeshow on August 19-21, 2013 at booth 80700. The body, mind, and spirit do not function alone; each has an effect upon the other and Temple Flower active wear aims to help individuals manifest their experiences physically,...

2013-08-12 23:04:00

Daisy Burgos reviews raw buckwheat honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company on her blog “Daisy's Reviews”. Fernandina Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Daisy Burgos recently reviewed raw buckwheat honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company on her blog “Daisy's Reviews”. “I knew I was getting the best high quality of honey straight from hive; all natural 100% pure honey. How wonderful is that?” Read the full review here:...


Latest Pollination 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,...

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...

Red Mason Bee, Osmia rufa
2013-07-10 12:25:16

The red mason bee (Osmia rufa or Osmia bicornis) is a solitary bee that can be found in a range that includes England, southern areas of Scotland, Sweden, Norway, North Africa, and Iran, among other areas. This species is typically seen during the spring and early summer months, but it can be seen until the end of June. Females hold two horns on top of the head, and a smaller sting than other bee species, while males do not hold horns or a sting. Although the red mason bee is classified...

Apiology
2012-10-15 16:00:21

Apiology is the scientific study of honey bees, a subdiscipline of melittology (the study of all bees), which is a subdiscipline of entomology. Melittology comprises of more than 17,000 species other than the honey bee. Apiology includes apicology, which is the study of honey bee ecology. Honey bees are often chosen as a study group to answer questions on the evolution of social systems. People who study honey bees are called apiologists. There have been a number of notable apiologists...

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