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Honey Bees Avoid Food Sources Near Predatory Hotspots
2013-10-03 06:14:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The life of a bee is bucolic and pastoral - flitting from flower to flower, collecting nectar to turn into honey. At least, that's how we all think of bees. Although bees are capable of defending themselves using their painful stings, the life of a honey bee is fraught with dangerous predators that seize them from the sky and wait to ambush them on flowers. The fear of such predators drives bees to avoid food sources closely...

2013-09-24 16:27:23

Greif's land subsidiary Soterra, LLC and Pollinator Partnership led research to improve pollinator habitat in managed forest ecosystems DELAWARE, Ohio, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) recently recognized Soterra, LLC and Pollinator Partnership with its coveted Conservation Leadership Award for the Tiger Swamp Pollination Study, their research of pollinator habitat in a managed forest ecosystem. Soterra is the land management business of...

Higher Latitude Moths Less Susceptible To Temperature Changes
2013-09-24 10:11:14

Dartmouth College Moths in northern Finland are less susceptible to rising temperatures than expected, suggesting high latitude moth populations around the world may be partly buffered from the effects of rapid climate warming, according to a new Dartmouth-Finnish study based on the most extensive analyses yet conducted of seasonal patterns in forest animals. The results are important because moths are a key food source for birds, bats and many other predators, and (in their caterpillar...

2013-09-18 16:21:27

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honey bees are in sharp decline in North America and Europe, jeopardizing their crucial role in pollinating crops that in the United States amount to about one-third of the nation's domestic food supply. Today, new research led by SFI program participant Soterra LLC and the Pollinator Partnership on the habitat of honey bees and other native pollinators in forested ecosystems was recognized by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®...

Future Flying Robots May Get Inspiration From Honeybee Flight Secrets
2013-09-11 10:13:27

[ Watch the Video: Honeybees Are Buzzing Into Robotics ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have found new information detailing how honeybees are able to streamline their bodies during flight, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. Study researchers speculated that the information could be used in the development of flying insect-like robots. “Honeybees often have to travel very long...

2013-08-27 23:01:51

Technology Lowers Dust During Planting; Further Reducing Honey Bee Exposure DECATUR, Ill. (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 As part of its commitment to sustainable agriculture, Bayer CropScience today announced very favorable field trial results of its new seed application technology, which is designed to further reduce potential dust exposure to honey bees during a typical planting process, while offering improved handling efficiencies to corn farmers. The use of lubricants, such as talc and...

Monarch Population Declining In Mexican Forests
2013-08-26 05:14:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts are concerned that monarch butterflies, famous for their nearly 3,000 mile migration to Mexico and coastal California during the late summer/early fall months, could be drastically decreasing in numbers. According to James A. Foley of Nature World News, conservation groups are reporting that the number of monarch butterflies in the Mexican forests where they hibernate over the winter were at their lowest point in two...

2013-08-23 23:04:36

Pollinator-Friendly Garden Planted at Nature Center to Celebrate Honey Bees Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Bayer CropScience, Bridging the Gap and Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation celebrated earlier this week the contribution of bees to the Kansas City landscape by planting a pollinator-friendly garden at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park. Volunteers transformed a 70x30-foot area of land to now feature year-round blooming trees, plants and flowers, all...

2013-08-19 14:56:48

The larger the moth, the better hearing senses it needs if it wants to avoid its worst enemy, the bat. A large moth is easier to detect for a bat, and therefore evolution has forced large moths to develop larger and more sensitive ears. But the improved hearing comes at a price, says sound researcher Annemarie Surlykke from University of Southern Denmark. Bats orient themselves through echolocation, and they find their prey by emitting calls and then process the echoes reflected back to...

2013-08-15 23:02:55

The World’s Leading Pollinator Health Scientists Gather at Penn State University University Park, Pa. (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Bayer CropScience bee health experts will join dozens of the world’s leading pollinator health scientists this week at the second International Conference On Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy at Pennsylvania State University. Hosted by the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the conference, held today through...


Latest Pollinators 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...

Brandt’s Bat, Myitus brandtii
2013-10-11 08:07:41

The Brandt’s bat has a large population in northwest of England but is endangered in Austria. The Brandt’s Bat has shaggy brown fur with a pale grey belly. This bat is not a large bat and weighs less than half an ounce and measures up to two inches long. Its wingspan is more than triple its body length at 7.5 to 9.5 inches. Brandt’s bat eats only insects (insectivorous) and is not blind. However, echolocation is used for “night-vision,” so that while hunting at night it does...

Lesser Long Nosed Bat, Leptonycteris yerbabuenae
2013-08-19 15:45:14

The lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae), also known as the Mexican long-nosed bat or more commonly as Sanborn’s long-nosed bat, is a species of leaf-nosed bat that can be found in a different areas depending upon the season. Its summer range includes southern portions of Arizona, California, and New Mexico and a yearly range in southern and eastern portions of Mexico and coasts of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.  This species prefers a habitat within scrublands,...

Greater Long Nosed Bat, Leptonycteris nivalis
2013-08-19 15:40:45

The greater long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivalis), also known as the Mexican long-nosed bat, is a species of leaf-nosed bat that can be found in Mexico, Guatemala, and the United States. It prefers a habitat within temperate forests or desert scrublands. The greater long-nosed bat migrates seasonally to different areas of is range, most likely due to weather patterns and food abundance. In Mexico, the greater long-nosed bat roosts in male and female colonies, but during midsummer, after...

Southern Long Nosed Bat, Leptonycteris curasoae
2013-08-19 15:20:27

The southern long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae) is a species of leaf-nosed bat that is native to South America. It holds a range that includes Venezuela, Colombia, and the islands of Curaçao, Aruba, and Bonaire. It prefers a habitat within arid or semiarid climates along coastlines or in scrublands and thorn forests. The Curacao population was once thought to be a subspecies but is now classified as a population along with other populations of the species. The southern long-nosed bat...

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