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2014-04-15 12:29:48

State-of-the-Art Facility Dedicated to Improving Honey Bee Health through Research and Development, Education RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Bayer CropScience's more than 25-year commitment to pollinator health, today the company celebrated the grand opening of its North American Bee Care Center, at its North American headquarters in Research Triangle Park. The $2.4 million center brings together significant technological, scientific...

2014-03-21 16:23:10

Increase in Concentration of Newly Identified Replikin Beetoxingene Preceded Current CCD Outbreaks; Beetoxingene Sequences are CCD Blocker and Vaccine Candidates LONDON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is increasing with unknown cause(s). There is no effective treatment or prevention of CCD. Increasing loss of bee colonies since 2005 is resulting in the loss of bee pollination which poses a threat to food production worldwide....

Uncovering The Drivers Of Colony Collapse Disorder In Honey Bees
2014-02-06 06:40:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from EcoHealth Alliance investigated the causes of long-term honey bee colony numbers and annual colony losses, revealing that socioeconomic and political pressures on honey production over the past few decades have caused a long-term reduction in the number of colonies in production in the USA, Europe and many other countries. The study, published in the journal EcoHealth, also reports that pests, pathogens and...

Honeybees Infected By Plant Virus
2014-01-21 09:51:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A virus that typically infects plants has been found to infect honeybees and could be responsible for the widespread collapse of honeybee colonies around the world, according to a new report in the journal mBio. The study team said they made their discovery when conducting routine screenings of bees for common and atypical viruses. The screenings “resulted in the serendipitous detection of Tobacco Ringspot Virus, or TRSV, and...

honey bee with sensor
2014-01-21 04:13:19

[ Watch the Video: What's The New Buzz On Saving Honeybees? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are teaming up to fit tiny sensors onto honey bees in Australia to monitor the insects and understand the drivers behind Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Honeybees across the world are facing CCD, threatening populations and causing concern among scientists. A team at CSIRO is leading the research initiative to try and learn more about CCD, as well as monitor...

2013-10-29 16:26:53

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - A holistic view of the challenges facing bee populations in a region of southern Ontario is required to protect honey bees. Despite wide-spread international agreement that bee health is impacted by a combination of factors, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) continues to focus exclusively on the role of neonicotinoid pesticides in one specific Canadian region. Canada's plant science industry is calling on the Canadian government to...

2013-09-12 20:20:34

Compound found useful to keep bees thriving, Sierra Club and others want it banned TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While some may be totally unaware of the studies in bee health, the topic has become subject of more and more media attention within the last year. The focus is rightly attributed, as bees are a critical part of the ecosystem and have been vanishing over the last half-decade. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130912/MN78950) There aren't...

2013-08-29 08:25:59

ABCOUDE, The Netherlands, August 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An excess of manganese might be the culprit of the high bee-colony losses and the worldwide bee decline of late. This is the conclusion reached by intensive studies and practical experiments among beekeepers by Netherlands-based company Science in Water. Since winter mortality also occurs in remote areas far away from agricultural activities, and in nature conservational areas with a large quantity of flora, the root of...

Agricultural Chemicals Causing Bee Colony Collapse
2013-07-25 10:33:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Colony collapse disorder (CCD), the mysterious and increasingly rampant die-off of a honey bee colony, isn't just a problem for bees, it's also a problem for farmers who rely on those bees to pollinate their crops. According to researchers from the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture, commercial bees are regularly exposed to a cocktail of agricultural chemicals that could be playing a role in CCD. In a study...

2013-06-13 16:22:22

Monsanto Commits To Collaboration With Beekeeping Industry Partners To Improve Honey Bee Health ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a first-of-its-kind Honey Bee Health Summit concluded at Monsanto Company's Chesterfield Village Research Center. The three-day event hosted by Project Apis m. (PAm) and Monsanto's Honey Bee Advisory Council (HBAC) included nearly 100 members of the bee community representing academics, beekeepers, industry associations and government...