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2014-06-12 12:23:00

- Syngenta's Operation Pollinator increasing numbers of native bees GREENSBORO, N.C., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Golfers aren't alone on the links these days. On a growing number of U.S. courses, native bees and other pollinators are finding a variety of nutritious wildflowers planted in out-of-play areas. That's not only good for pollinators, it's good for golf courses. Developed by the agriculture company Syngenta, Operation Pollinator is a research-based initiative...

2014-06-09 23:00:22

This week, Lifetime Health Australia launches delicious Natural Life Raw Honeycomb – the long awaited addition to its stable of bee health products. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The new product, Natural Life Raw Honeycomb is the result of ongoing requests from Australian and International retail buyers, keen to get the product into stores. Antony Adare, Director of Lifetime Health Australia said, “We’ve wanted to supply honeycomb for quite some time, but needed to source a...

2014-06-03 23:13:48

This blend of honey is smooth, creamy and light on the palate. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Bethesda-based Bee America introduced three new honey blends earlier this year. These blends are based on original honey that sustained Americans as they explored and settled in the United States. Prairie Honey is the second honey blend in this series. Prairie honey reflects the endless sea of grassland that was so impressive to the early settlers. Homesteaders valued honey bees as...

Spring Allergies Are Hard To Avoid
2014-05-28 06:25:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During the spring and summer, flowering grasses turn the world into a beautiful vision of green. These same grasses also turn allergy sufferers into hermits, hiding in their houses from pollen. Doctors and other clinicians have traditionally advised allergy sufferers to be aware of the pollen concentrations during the day and to reduce their outdoor activities during this season. But is it really that easy to avoid grass pollen? A...

honey bee hive
2014-05-25 05:39:39

Garrett Staas for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Honey bees are able to help promote growth within their environment by spreading pollen and feeding on nectar, and according to a new study, bees are able to dance in order to tell their brethren where the nearest and most pollen rich sources can be found. Researchers from Europe call it the "waggle dance," which the bees use to convey specific information, including distance and direction, of sources for foraging. By...

2014-05-22 08:31:59

OAKDALE, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Burchell Nursery, California's leading innovator in fruit and nut trees for almost 75 years for commercial and home gardeners across the West, has introduced its newest variety, LONE STAR, a truly self-fertile almond tree in direct response to the needs of almond farmers: Barry Baker, 54, of Baker Farming Company in California's Central Valley, has decided to remove 20 percent of his almond trees, adding that sooner or later neighboring farmers...

2014-05-15 23:13:44

Green Festival’s youngest exhibitors will be creating buzz about honeybees and their raw honey products. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 For its third year, Really Raw Honey (RRH), a multi-generational family-owned business, will put its 2014 exhibition into the hands of its young children (ages 4-16) to run at the Green Festival in Washington DC at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Some of the youngsters include Maliyah (age 4), Malaika (9), Sole’ (11), Nya (13), Kahlil...

2014-05-15 23:08:09

U.S. beekeepers lost more than one in five honey bee colonies in the winter of 2013-2014 and one in three colonies over the 12 months that ended in April 2014, according to a national survey published today. University of Maryland entomologist Dennis vanEngelsdorp led a team of 11 researchers in the survey of commercial honey bee colonies, which contribute $15 billion a year to U.S crop production. (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 U.S. beekeepers lost more than one in five honey bee colonies in the...

2014-05-15 08:29:00

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor/Producer Frankie Cassavetes sponsors second reading of science fiction environmental screenplay "Pollen and the Ring of Harmony." The invitation-only event will be held at Hotel MdR Marina del Rey on Saturday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PST. This is the second in a series of readings before Mr. Cassavetes brings a reading for the general public. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140514/87719 Photo -...

2014-05-15 08:24:49

UMD-led national survey suggests all bee hives should be treated for common parasite COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. beekeepers lost more than one in five honey bee colonies in the winter of 2013-2014--significantly fewer than the winter before. But tough times continue for commercial beekeepers, who are reporting substantial honey bee losses in summer as well. Beekeepers who tracked the health of their hives year-round reported year-to-year losses of...


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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