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

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.

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

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.

2013-07-18 23:18:08

On her blog Giveaways & Glitter, Mistee Dawn reviews beeswax candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company.

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

Researchers, publishing a study in the Journal of Applied Ecology, wrote that stricter controls over bumblebee imports are needed in order to prevent diseases from spreading to the native bumblebee and honeybee populations.

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.

2013-07-16 23:03:19

On her blog Live*Laugh*Love, Tara Lukens reviews beeswax candles from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company.

2013-07-07 23:00:45

On her blog Live*Laugh*Love, Tara Lukens is having a giveaway for one, one pound glass jar of raw buckwheat honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company.


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
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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