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Canadian Scientists Are Trying to Breed a Cold-Weather Bee

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

Honeybees often don't survive the winter, but the Beenomics Project is here to help.

Notable: Beeswax found in Neolithic pottery vessels across Europe

Notable paper: Roffet-Salque, Mélanie et al. 2015. Widespread exploitation of the honeybee by early Neolithic farmers. Nature 527: 226–230. doi:10.1038/nature15757 Synopsis: Roffet-Salque and colleagues sampled organic residues from Neolithic-era pottery sherds across much of Europe, Turkey and the Levant. Show More Summary

Thousands of honey bees killed at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Someone snuck onto the grounds of the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort earlier this month and used pesticides to kill thousands of honeybees, officials said. Kristin Duncan, the resort's general manager, said Monday that when her executive chef, Pierre Daval, went out to the hives on Nov. 6 to collect...

Humans Have Used Honeybees for 9000 Years

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Researchers have found chemical evidence indicating that Europe's early farmers exploited bees for their wax and honey.

Your New Favorite Honey Is Made Out Of Bug Poop and Bee Vomit

A honeybee at work. (Photo: Peter Shanks/Flickr) In this age of food scares and secret adulterations, when what you put in your mouth is a chemical facsimile of what it’s purported to be, good news: the real stuff is still out there....Show More Summary

Fossilized bees were finicky pollen collectors

The ancestors of honeybees, living 50 million years ago, were fairly choosy when it came to feeding their offspring. According to the study, the pollen that these insects collected for their larvae always originated from the same plants.

Fossilized bees were finicky pollen collectors

The ancestors of honeybees, living 50 million years ago, were fairly choosy when it came to feeding their offspring. This is shown in a study sponsored by the University of Bonn, which also included researchers from Austria and the United States. Show More Summary

Human exploits with honeybees date to Neolithic era

A new study in the journal Nature suggests that the relationship between humans and honeybees may have begun over 9,000 years ago. Continue reading ? The post Human exploits with honeybees date to Neolithic era appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

A hairy situation: Hair increases surface area for animals by 100 times

A review study about the role hair plays in collecting dirt on animals and insects and the roles it plays in helping to keep them clean. A honeybee and a squirrel have the same amount: 3 million. A beaver has about 300 million. A moth has 10 billion. Show More Summary

Vibrating bees tell the state of the hive

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 5 - Before eating your next meal, pause for a moment to thank the humble honeybee. Farmers of almonds, broccoli, cantaloupe and many other nuts, vegetables and fruits rely heavily on managed honeybees to pollinate their crops each year. read more

Corn and Sugar Duke It Out in Court This Week

It's a tough time for high fructose corn syrup. Once found in pretty much everything sweet, King Corn has fallen from his pedestal a bit since corn syrup was connected to everything from obesity to heart disease to honeybee die offs. It's gotten so bad that HFCS now wants......

These Are The Foods We'd Lose If Honeybees Die Off

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

They arrive in the morning, having traveled miles to work all day. They move from one workstation to the next to gather supplies for their commute back to the office and repeat the trip 40 times a day. The newest staff members often work through the night. Show More Summary

Colony of honeybees builds a living hive in the shape of a flower

Commissioned by RBKC for the London Olympics 2012, The Agreement was constructed before a live audience and enclosed in a glass box that bees were free to fly in and out of. In addition to help from the bees, Studio Libertíny, who has...Show More Summary

A Key Ingredient In Beer Could Help Save Honeybees

Bees are getting a boost from an unlikely source. The post A Key Ingredient In Beer Could Help Save Honeybees appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Comparing human mind to a honeybee

Hovering over trees, shrubs and plants, sniffing and sampling the flowers to check how... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

The Honeybee as Artistic Messenger

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

In 2013, artist Kelly Heaton had a vision of a magnificent bee appearing in the darkness, illuminated by an iridescent aura.

Amazing shot of pollen-covered honeybee eye wins Nikon competition

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition lets us see the world up close. This year's winner turned his lens on the eye of a honeybee.

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Links for you. Science: What Really Keeps Women Out of Tech Gay gene tabloid hype update The Consequences of Sexual Harassment in Astronomy The Long Con: Hiding in Plain Sight (excellent) Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee? Other: The white … Continue reading ?

Urban bee activism

Media artist and beekeeper Annemarie Maes has been monitoring and working with urban bee colonies since 2009, not only to develop novel art works but also to better understand the connections between city honeybees and urban ecosystems, to raise awareness among citizens about the plight of the pollinating bees and to call for ecological activism

Bees love caffeine, too — and tricky flowers take advantage

last monthHealth : The Checkup

It turns out that honeybees can be quite the little caffeine addicts. And just as your local coffee shop takes advantage of your addiction to keep you coming back, flowers with caffeine-laced nectar keep bees buzzing for more.Read full article >>

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