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honeybee evolution
2014-08-25 06:27:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Honeybees are more genetically diverse than originally thought, and the species might have originated from Asia and not Africa as previously believed, according to new research published online Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics. As part of their study, researchers from the Uppsala University Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology and an international team of colleagues present the first global analysis of genome...

New Study Shows How Honey Bees Stay Cool
2014-07-28 03:29:54

Tufts University Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range. Recently published research led by Philip T. Starks, a biologist at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences, is the first to show that worker bees dissipate excess heat within a hive in process similar to how humans and other mammals cool themselves through their blood vessels and skin. "This...

Studying Bees From The Inside Out
2014-07-08 03:18:52

National Science Foundation Researchers work to save bees by studying the diversity of microbes that live in their guts and the impacts on these microbes of exposure to antibiotics It is 1,825 miles from New Haven, Conn., to Austin, Tex., which typically means 30 hours of driving and three nights in motels, not an easy trip for anyone. But for researchers moving from Yale University to a new lab at the University of Texas last August, it proved especially challenging. They made the...

Bloodsucking Parasite Threatens UK Honeybees
2014-06-27 03:23:24

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Scientists have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees. Honeybees are a key pollinating insect, adding around $40Bn globally to crop value. Over recent years the spread of parasites and the viruses they transmit has resulted in high overwintering colony losses. New and emerging threats to insect pollinators are putting increasing...

honey bees
2014-01-19 03:58:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Male European honey bees are far more susceptible to a widespread fungal intestinal parasite than female members of the species, according to new research appearing in the January 17 edition of the open-access scientific journal PLoS ONE. The parasite, which is known as Nosema ceranae, originated in Asia but has spread rapidly to all corners of the world in recent years and could be partially responsible for the elevated number of...

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...

2013-08-21 23:22:39

The Western honeybee is increasingly endangered and critical to Colorado’s ecosystem. Swingle tree removal technicians safely relocated a large hive. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Tree removal technicians for Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care strengthened the Colorado ecosystem by relocating a 30,000-member Western honeybee colony while working in southwest Denver. The decline of the Western honeybee is of increasing concern. “You can thank,” said Time Magazine in...

2013-06-10 23:01:17

The Massachusetts Beekeepers´ Association 2013 Field Day will take place Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:30 to 3:30PM at The University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm, River Rd. South Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States. Honey bees pollinate approximately $10 billion worth of crops in the United States each year. South Deerfield, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The Massachusetts Beekeepers´ Association 2013 Field Day will take place Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. at...

Bee Sperm Banks
2013-06-10 11:30:16

Watch the video "Honey Bee Genome Repository" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Beekeepers around the United States have been experiencing an unusually high level of colony die-off and a group of“¯Washington State University (WSU) researchers has just announced a plan to preserve the survival and biodiversity of honey bee colonies by creating a sperm bank for the tiny insects. Using liquid nitrogen to preserve their samples, the WSU scientists said they...

2013-06-06 23:28:32

A joint meeting of the Hampden County Beekeepers Association & the Worcester County Beekeepers Association will be held at the Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts on June 8th, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Honeybees are responsible for pollinating 80% of flowering crops, and without them the world´s food supply would be dramatically reduced. Sturbridge, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 A joint meeting of the Hampden County Beekeepers Association & the Worcester County...


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