PlanetVac project leader Kris Zacny of Honeybee Robotics reports on presenting results of the Planetary Society project PlanetVac that created a prototype planetary dirt sampling system and tested it under Martian pressures.
Darwin's idea of natural selection is simple. Good mutations are passed on, because the animals who have them will survive to reproduce. But how do you pass on those good mutations in honeybee colonies, where most bees are sterile workers who never have babies? A group of researchers decided to find out. Read more...
The answer is more nuanced than you might think.
The government will spend $3 million to encourage farmers and ranchers to provide nutritious honeybee nectar in the Midwest.
When I wrote a cover story last August about the plight of the honeybees, I didn’t think I’d still be talking about it half a year later. Yet this afternoon I went down to Washington to address a meeting of the National Garden Club—and the topic, of course, was honeybees. Show More Summary
The USDA announced yesterday that the federal agency will spend $3 million to feed honeybees in the Midwest. The endeavor will reportedly aid ranchers and farmers in an effort to improve pastures. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, honeybees have been dying off in alarming numbers. Show More Summary
Dyck has been working with honeybees to make her art works for over 20 years, but the pieces take an especially somber tone since the onslaught of colony collapse disorder has hit North America and Europe. Her intricate pieces, delicately woven and decorated
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pulling out the big guns to save struggling honeybee populations, pledging millions of dollars to help ranchers and farmers nurture bee colonies for food production. In the past, beekeepers have transported bees to the
The program aims to help honey bees regain their numbers, which have plummeted over the past decade. The post USDA Invests $3 Million Into Program To Boost Honeybee Numbers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
(MILWAUKEE) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation’s struggling honeybees under a program to be announced Tuesday. Show More Summary
Monsanto is widely viewed as Public Enemy No. 1 when it comes to protecting the nation's honeybees, but the agricultural biotech company is developing new technology that could make it a honeybee's best friend.
Several deadly bumblebee diseases have been linked to honeybees. The population of both bees has significantly declined throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The disturbing trend may be caused by pathogens, parasites, and diseases, which affect both kinds of bees. Show More Summary
Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck carefully coaxes bees into enmeshing tatty porcelain statuary with honeycomb, for a result that is both otherworldly and beautiful, like the remains of a long-fallen civilization on whose bones has arisen an insectoid hive-colony.
What happens when many, many bees visit the same flower?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild bumblebees worldwide are in trouble, likely contracting deadly diseases from their commercialized honeybee cousins, a new study shows.
Bumblebees, important for pollinating flowers and crops, are falling victim to illnesses spread by commercialized honeybees
Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK's wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature. The study suggests that some diseases are being driven into wild bumblebee populations from managed honeybees. read more
Beekeepers in Mexico are fearful that GMO crops are killing the honeybee. A new study published by Scientific Report stated that genetically modified seeds are “bad news” for Mexican beekeepers and specifically points to GMO soybeans as a threat. Show More Summary
On Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 12, 2014) the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously (15-0) to conduct a study on legalizing urban beekeeping. Healthy backyard honeybee hives are of great value and importance in our world where currently 500 billion honeybees have died prematurely over the past 6 years. Show More Summary
Every so often, a honeybee queen leaves the hive where she was born to found a new colony. Along with thousands of workers, she has to figure out a good place to live. But how does this huge group decide where to locate their new home? This video reveals their process — and sheds light on human consensus-building too. Read more...