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The Massachusetts Beekeepers’ Association 2013 Field Day will take place Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:30 to 3:30PM at The University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm, River Rd.
Mohawk Valley Trading Company Raw Apple Blossom Honey is now available in 1lb glass jars at The Naturalist’s Notebook, Seal Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, United States.
Agri-environment schemes aimed to promote biodiversity on farmland have positive effects on wild bees, hoverflies and butterflies.
A group of 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.
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,
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
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.
Project Apis m. a 501 (c)(5) non-profit organization is requesting donations to continue their comprehensive honey bee research programs.
Gives growers a tool to protect crops while not harming key pollinators. Davis, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
The Steven Alan Home Shop, Tribeca NYC now carries honey from the Mohawk Valley Trading Company.
Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...
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 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,...
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...
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...
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