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2015-04-01 12:25:18

Project Will Expand Forage Habitat Key to Improving Pollinator Health, Agricultural Sustainability RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment

2015-03-18 23:02:18

Field-based study shows honey bee colonies are not harmed by realistic levels of exposure to the world’s most common insecticide (PRWEB) March 18, 2015

2015-03-12 08:27:12

Initiative Will Provide Pollinators with Needed Food as They Work Harder to Help Feed a Growing World Population RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

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2015-03-07 10:39:29

This tropical plant is super picky about who can pollinate it and provides the first proof ever that plants possess the ability to recognize pollinators.

2015-01-27 23:11:58

Company seeks to increase population of gentle, native bees in North America Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 Bees are responsible for one out of

2015-01-15 23:11:44

Lifetime Health Australia anticipates a big year ahead as health circles tout Bee Pollen among the next big superfood trends for 2015. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB)

2015-01-13 23:10:14

Ladybugs, a natural way to control unwanted garden insects - especially aphids - will be released in the courtyard garden of Lemon Tree Inn in January and in June, during National Pollinator Week.

honey bees for hair loss
2014-12-15 05:08:14

A substance produced by bees to coat and seal their hives, could help balding people reverse their hair loss, researchers from Hokkaido University in Japan report in a recent edition of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

bees on sunflower
2014-11-26 07:37:17

The loss of wildflowers could be a bigger threat to bee populations than climate change, but stress management could help save these essential pollinators, according to the researchers behind a pair of recently-published studies.


Latest Pollination Reference Libraries

Ipomopsis polyantha
2014-12-13 15:16:45

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
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...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.