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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.
Damage to the honey beeâ€™s internal protein-producing â€œfactoriesâ€ may provide researchers with a new clue to the sudden collapse of honey bee colonies across the nation.
Honeybees in colonies affected by colony collapse disorder (CCD) have higher levels of pathogens and are co-infected with a greater number of pathogens than their non-CCD counterparts, but no individual pathogen can be singled out as the cause of CCD, according to a study by an international team of researchers.
Risks still surround the fate of the honeybee.
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