One of my favorite fables attributed to Aesop is The Ant and the Grasshopper.You know the story; the grasshopper spends all summer long partying it up like a rock star while the ant prepares for the coming winter by building a shelter and storing food for the winter. Of course, winter eventually arrives and the […]
Wild bees are important pollinators of many crop plants – sometimes they are even more efficient than honeybees. Their numbers can be increased sustainably using simple means as a recent study has found.
"there are more honeybee colonies in the country today than in nearly 25 years." The post How capitalism averted the bee-pocalypse appeared first on Hot Air.
State officials have finalized a pesticide-management plan meant to protect honeybees and other pollinators from further population declines. The Roanoke Times reports the voluntary plan mainly encourages beekeepers and pesticide … Click to Continue »
Authored by Michael Hart and StockBoardAsset via StockBoardAsset.com, Despite Big Agriculture claiming for years that their pesticides only kill pests, a report published in late June in the Journal Science proved what many people have...Show More Summary
The large basswood tree on our Littleton farm is now full of fragrant, yellow flowers, attracting hordes of honeybees. Also known as lindens or lime trees, these trees are represented by at least thirty species across North America and...Show More Summary
There are around 550 different bee species in Germany. Most of them are solitary bees. They don't live in large beehives like the honeybee, but each female bee often builds multiple nests and feeds her offspring alone. Solitary beesShow More Summary
New research into the way that honeybees see colour could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots.
Allergists are warning of a shortage of a little-known product — honeybee, hornet and wasp venom extracts used in shots that prevent life-threatening reactions. Continue reading ? The post Insect venom shortage stings allergy sufferers this summer appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
The results from the largest field study yet are in
Q: Will honeybees be affected if I apply a systemic insecticide to my crapemyrtle to control aphids? A: Crapemyrtle flowers don’t contain nectar, so the effect on bees is minimal. However, other pollinators visit crapemyrtle flowers to feed on pollen. Native bees and other beneficial insects use the pollen to feed their offspring. Although it […]
Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) publish results of a large-scale, field-realistic experiment to assess neonicotinoid impacts on honeybees and wild bees across Europe, in the peer-review journal Science on 29 June 2017.
Humans are big fans of bees. But bees probably aren't big fans of humans - at least, not of our agricultural practices.
In two of the first large-scale, field-realistic studies to date, researchers have affirmed that prolonged exposure to neonicotinoids negatively affects bees.
Studies in Europe and Canada show that controversial neonicotinoid insecticides have adverse effects on reproduction of honeybees and wild bees
(York University) Worker and queen honeybees exposed to field realistic levels of neonicotinoids die sooner, reducing the health of the entire colony, a new study led by York University biologists has found. The researchers were also...Show More Summary
As summer begins, signaling peak time for insect stings, allergists across the U.S. are warning of a shortage of a little-known but crucial product — honeybee, hornet and wasp venom extracts used in s...
A are report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) has been released. “Land Use, Land Cover, and Pollinator Health: A Review and Trend Analysis” offers insights into honeybee and pollinator health in the U.S. Abbey Nickel,...Show More Summary
Last year, a third of the nation's honeybee colonies disappeared, which is low considering the bigger die-offs of the last decade.
Honeybees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology.