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Bee Sperm Banks
2013-06-10 11:30:16

Watch the video "Honey Bee Genome Repository" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Beekeepers around the United States have been experiencing an unusually high level of colony die-off and a group of“¯Washington State University (WSU) researchers has just announced a plan to preserve the survival and biodiversity of honey bee colonies by creating a sperm bank for the tiny insects. Using liquid nitrogen to preserve their samples, the WSU scientists said they...

2013-06-06 23:28:32

A joint meeting of the Hampden County Beekeepers Association & the Worcester County Beekeepers Association will be held at the Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts on June 8th, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Honeybees are responsible for pollinating 80% of flowering crops, and without them the world´s food supply would be dramatically reduced. Sturbridge, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 A joint meeting of the Hampden County Beekeepers Association & the Worcester County...

2013-06-06 23:03:17

Green Sanctuary Community Apiary at Awbury Arboretum´s resident Beekeeper, Anaiis Salles, has been awarded a $15,000 NE Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Farmer Grant from the University of Vermont. Honey bees pollinate approximately $10 billion worth of crops in the United States each year. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Green Sanctuary Community Apiary at Awbury Arboretum´s resident Beekeeper, Anaiis Salles, has been awarded a $15,000 NE Sustainable Agriculture...

Pollination Is Just One Production Factor Among Many
2013-06-06 11:27:09

ETH Zurich No food for the human race without bees? It is not quite as straightforward as that. A case study by ecologists from ETH Zurich in a coffee-growing area in India reveals that pollinating insects are just one production factor among many. Farmers have several possibilities to increase their harvest. All over the world, bees are dying and insect diversity is dwindling. Only recently, both the media and scientists expressed fears that insect pollination is in decline, which...

2013-06-02 23:00:25

Project Apis m. a 501 (c)(5) non-profit organization is requesting donations to continue their comprehensive honey bee research programs. Honey bees are insects that are related to wasps and ants and there are approximately 20,000 known species of bees found on every continent except Antarctica. Chico, California (PRWEB) June 02, 2013 Project Apis m. a 501 (c)(5) non-profit organization is requesting donations to continue their comprehensive honey bee research programs. “Honey bees...

2013-05-31 23:16:22

Gives growers a tool to protect crops while not harming key pollinators. Davis, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its Grandevo® Bioinsecticide label following a review. The removal of the toxicity statement is supported by third-party field evaluations that show Grandevo has no increased mortality or detrimental effects to honeybees. The key study was conducted in central North...

2013-05-30 23:16:36

The Steven Alan Home Shop, Tribeca NYC now carries honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. The multi-brand retailer also carries a curated collection of clothing, accessories, apothecary, and home items for both men and women. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 The Steven Alan Home Shop, located at 158 Franklin Street in Tribeca, NYC now caries honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company. The multi-brand retailer also carries a curated collection of clothing, accessories, apothecary,...

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...


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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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