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Local bees manage better than imported bees
2014-07-15 05:26:06

Honey bees with roots in the local environment manage much better in the struggle for survival than imported honey bees from foreign environments.

2014-06-20 16:21:17

EPA Fails to Restrict Pesticides Linked to Bee Decline WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House today issued a Presidential Memorandum on pollinator health

2014-05-08 23:02:05

Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food — and which they propagate through pollination.

New Computer Model Could Preserve The World's Bee Colonies
2014-03-04 15:25:51

Scientists have created a new computer model to help understand the environmental effects of a honeybee colony. The BEEHAVE model was created to investigate the losses of honeybee colonies...

Bees Almost Went Extinct With Dinosaurs
2013-10-24 13:38:51

According to numerous reports, honey bees around the world are facing a mysterious threat that has been wiping out entire colonies. However, this isn’t the first time bees have faced an existential threat.

Exposure To Pesticides Key Factor In Causing Bee Colonies To Fail
2013-10-07 07:17:03

Scientists from Royal Holloway University have found that when bees are exposed to low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides - which do not directly kill bees - their behaviour changes and they stop working properly for their colonies.

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.

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.

Flowering Agri-environment Schemes Easily Enhance Pollinators
2013-06-10 13:43:51

Agri-environment schemes aimed to promote biodiversity on farmland have positive effects on wild bees, hoverflies and butterflies.


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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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