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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...

Bee Biodiversity Improving
2013-05-22 09:59:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With beekeepers around the world still reporting a high rate of colony collapse, a new study from the University of Leeds comes as an encouraging sign for those worried about the level of bee biodiversity. In collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in the Netherlands, the Leeds researchers found a dramatic drop in the amount of biodiversity in many species throughout Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands between the 1950s and...

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...

2013-05-17 23:03:25

Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Summer Wildflower Honey is now available at the The Naturalist´s Notebook, Seal Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, United States. Wildflower honey, also known as polyfloral honey, is derived from the nectar of numerous species of flowers or blossoms and the taste, aroma and flavor will vary from season to season, depending on which flowers are dominant at the time the nectar is collected. Seal Harbor, Maine (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Mohawk Valley Trading...

2013-05-17 23:02:04

Kino Lorber is coming out with a new documentary about honeybees, opening June 12 at the New York City Film Forum with a national release to follow. Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Kino Lorber is coming out with a new documentary about honeybees, opening June 12 at the New York City Film Forum with a national release to follow. Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is...

2013-05-15 23:26:48

The National Honey Board announces new research insights surrounding consumer's honey preferences. The NHB creates "The Story of Honey" to dispel myths from bee to table. Firestone, Colorado (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 With confusion swirling in the news regarding honey´s sources and authenticity recently, the National Honey Board (NHB), a federal research and promotion board with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight, wants to clarify any misconceptions surrounding...


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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