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Scientists are seeking a way to identify and eliminate mass deaths of the honeybee, the primary pollinator for the worldâ€™s plants.
Beekeepers in Australia called on the government this week to accelerate efforts to eradicate the devastating Asian honeybee while it still has a chance.
US researchers claim to have identified a potential disease responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in honeybees, which is responsible for wiping out many beekeepersâ€™ entire colonies over the past few years.
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said Wednesday that the dramatic die-off of honey bees around the world is not due to any one single factor.
Research suggests that the decline of honeybees seen in many parts of the world has been caused by the reduction of plant diversity.
Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State University researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies.
Scientists at Rothamsted Research and Warwick University have been awarded Â£1M (1.5M USD) by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in partnership with Syngenta, to research the decline of honeybees.
In an attempt to counteract the disappearance of bees, Britons are beginning to keep their own bees in small urban gardens.
Attendees of this yearâ€™s Apimondia, the 41st world apiculture congress, in southern France are focusing on what is killing the worldâ€™s bees.
Researchers report this week that they have found a surprising but reliable marker of colony collapse disorder, a baffling malady that in 2007-2008 killed off more than a third of commercial honey bees in the U.S.
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