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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:...

2013-08-11 23:00:20

On her blog “Daisy's Reviews”, Daisy Burgos reviews honey and raw honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. Fernandina Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2013 On her blog “Daisy's Reviews”, Daisy Burgos recently reviewed honey and raw honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. “I heard of raw honey but never tried it, so I was super excited to review raw autumn wildflower honey,” said Daisy. “I absolutely love the scent that raw honey has; such pure all natural...

Honey Bees Tracked With Tiny Radar Antennae
2013-07-29 04:41:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of biologists are outfitting honey bees with miniature radar antennae, hoping to discover how the insects are being impacted by controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids. According to Richard Gray, Science Correspondent with The Telegraph, researchers from Rothamsted Research in the UK and the Free University in Germany are gluing lightweight radar transponders to the bees' backs as part of their research. The...

Betrayal By Bees Could Have Huge Impact On Plant Reproduction
2013-07-23 09:05:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study led by Emory University finds removing even one species of bumblebee from an ecosystem has a swift and clear impact: the floral "sweethearts" of that species produce significantly fewer seeds. The research team focused on the interactions between bumblebees and larkspur wildflowers in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. The findings, to be published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal how reduced...

2013-07-18 23:18:08

On her blog Giveaways & Glitter, Mistee Dawn reviews beeswax candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. Beeswax candles burn clean; unlike paraffin, they do not contain any additives or synthetic chemicals. Waverly, WV (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 On her blog Giveaways & Glitter, Mistee Dawn recently reviewed beeswax candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. “I love candles. I think they make any room look better and I love the calm ambience that a lit candle can bring to...

Tighter Controls On Bee Imports Needed To Reduce Disease Risk To Native Populations
2013-07-18 15:19:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, publishing a study in the Journal of Applied Ecology, wrote that stricter controls over bee imports are needed in order to prevent diseases from spreading to the native bumblebee and honeybee populations. Farmers bring in commercially-produced and imported bumblebees for pollination of greenhouse crops like tomatoes. These bees are used to enhance pollination of other food crops, such as strawberries, and are marketed for...

2013-07-17 23:03:41

A recent study helps provide additional evidence as to why it is important for individuals to maintain a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables—they may prevent early death. Fruit industry professional Thomas Hoey Jr. discusses this important find. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 As the owner of Long Island Banana Corp., Thomas Hoey Jr. is committed to encouraging individuals to consumer more produce—not just to boost business, but to help promote health as well. While the health...


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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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