We present an update and a video about the successful design, construction, and testing in a vacuum chamber by Honeybee Robotics of a prototype PlanetVac system, a new planetary surface sampling technique, sponsored by The Planetary Society. PlanetVac is a reliable system that effectively vacuums up planetary surface materials.
Beekeeping can be intimidating. Now honeybee enthusiasts can rent a hive, and have it cared for by expert beekeepers too.
In my 25-year experience at the US EPA, nothing illustrated the deleterious nature of "pesticides" and "regulation" better than the plight of honeybees. Here is a beneficial insect pollinating a third of America's crops, especially fruits...Show More Summary
Canadian artist Sarah Hatton links neonicotinoid pesticides present in crops to the worldwide decline of bee populations. To raise awareness on the issue, she started to create works of art from dead bees she's collected. Hatton arranges the bees in patterns
If you’re someone who cares about the environment, your first and foremost concern is probably climate change. After that, you might worry about such things as radioactive contamination, collapsing honeybee colonies and endangered ecosystems. Read full article >>
An entire universe of high-profit trading exists in the time it takes a honeybee to flap its wings.
An overturned tractor-trailer let loose millions of honeybees on Sunday and left a sticky mess on a major highway south of Atlanta, after hitting a guardrail and spilling its cargo of hives and honey. "It looked like there was a rain cloud around everybody," Monroe County Emergency Management Agency director Matthew Perry said on Monday.
Staying a step ahead of influenza Every fall, the latest batch of flu vaccines attempts to keep society a step ahead of the evolution of the flu virus. Heroic worldwide surveillance efforts have avoided a repeat of the 1918 flu pandemic, but as shown in the recent H1N1 outbreak, viruses can still outwit even the best public health efforts. read more
By Cindy Atoji Keene Every city needs healthy honeybees, said Noah Wilson-Rich, who founded The Best Bees Company to provide beekeeping services for urban...
The following post was written by Melissa Osorio Rivas, who blogs at Lemondrops & Honeybees and is part of POPSUGAR Select Fashion. Halloween is my favorite time of year, and I absolutely love making my costumes stand out from the generic outfits you find in your neighborhood Halloween store. Show More Summary
(Phys.org) —The humble honeybee may not seem very intelligent at first sight, but recent research has shown that it possesses a surprising degree of sophistication that is not expected in an insect brain. Specifically, the honeybee can...Show More Summary
A new study has fingered a villain and her henchman. Here's what investigators have learned about the mysterious illness that's affected U.S. honeybees.
Common diesel exhaust pollution notably limits the sensory abilities of honeybees, new research from the University of Southampton has found, possibly greatly limiting bees’ ability to forage effectively. Many of the common air pollutants...Show More Summary
You, the consumer, demand that every artificially hydrogenated preservative-laced concoction that you consume be sweet as a honeybee's tits. You, the consumer, also demand that your sweet nectar be free of "calories," nature's survival mechanism. You, the consumer, have found a new fake sugar to love! Read more...
This story first appeared on the Atlantic Cities website and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Science has linked breathing car exhaust to all manner of afflictions, from brain damage to heart attacks to chronic asthma in children. Show More Summary
A new study has found that honeybees may be unable to property locate feeding flowers due to a chemical in diesel exhaust. Read More The post Study Finds Diesel Exhaust Keeps Honey Bees from Finding Food appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Sat 05 Oct Find out how to start keeping your own bees in this free workshop by the Sydney Sustainable Markets. You’ll learn about native bees and European honeybees,...
Scientists at the University of Warwick have modelled an outbreak of the bee infection American foulbrood in Jersey, using a technique which could be applied to other honeybee diseases such as European foulbrood and the Varroa parasite. As...Show More Summary
As I wrote in my cover story last month, the news has not been good for honeybees, which are still dying off in large and unexplained numbers. New data from Canada underscores the fact that the problem isn’t just American—the major agricultural...Show More Summary
What exactly is biomimicry? I think of it as a way of unlocking a whole world of super-powers for humanity. It is literally the next stage of human evolution. Leonardo DaVinci himself said, "Those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, a mistress above