Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but do not appear to be impacting native honeybee populations at this time, according to an international team of researchers. The invasive pests include including Nosema microsporidia and Varroa mites. read more
Honeybees in Australia are suffering the same dire situation as their insect cousins in the United States and in England. The beekeeper industry is urging lawmakers to enact more stringent biosecurity measures the protect the pollinates from an immediate and devastation pest. Australian honeybees are being destroyed by the Varroa mite in record numbers, according
We know that honeybee dieoffs have been a problem in America, but what about their European cousins? A new report takes the first comprehensive look at just what is happening to the bee colonies in Europe — and the news is very bad indeed. Read more...
The following post was written by Melissa Rivas, who blogs at Lemondrops & Honeybees and is part of POPSUGAR Select Fashion. It is officially Spring, which marks the start of music festival season! For anyone heading to Coachella Valley...Show More Summary
A European Union survey found death rates of honeybees lower than feared, countering concerns about the collapse the crop-pollinating insect colonies caused by pests and disease. The study of 32,000 bee colonies across 17 EU member states from late 2012 until summer 2013 found winter mortality rates ranged from 3.5 percent to 33.6 percent, Reuters […]
Where would it hurt more to get stung by a bee: on a testicle or on a nostril? It was this burning question that led Michael Smith, a graduate student at Cornell University studying honeybees, to his latest research. After being stung on the testicle and realizing it didn't hurt...
Where on the body does it hurt most to get stung by a honeybee? If you guessed somewhere in the nether regions, you'd be wrong — at least according to one graduate student who allowed bees to sting him a handful of times each on 25 different parts of the body. Show More Summary
Cornell graduate student Michael Smith studies honeybees. The day he was stung on a testicle inspired a new experiment: what body part hurts the worst when stung by a bee? Mind you, if the testicle sting had been particularly painful, the rest of the experiment would have never been carried out. Show More Summary
When you think about the necessity of water in agriculture, fruit trees, row crops, and cattle probably come to mind, but you might not think about bees. As if honeybees and beekeepers didn’t have it hard enough these days, they face another challenge: drought.
The Open Source Beehives project publishes printable plans for honeybee shelter that are ready for a computer-controlled cutter (and that can be made really techie with sensor kits) The post The Cool Techie DIY Beehive: Another Tool for Colony Collapse Disorder appeared first on Sustainablog.
Do you know about bee pollen? Do you know what it is? Bee pollen is made by honeybees from flowers. One note: SAVE THE HONEYBEES! Because if we don’t have honeybees, we don’t have food. Bee pollen is one of the rare foods needed for human survival as it contains almost all the nutrients needed […]
Tue March 25, 2014 HoneyBee By Amy-Willard Cross Forget about dogs eating dogs. Other metaphors of natural or animal behavior might better serve the business world. Katherine Collins, the founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital has started...Show More Summary
"If the honeybee is a victim of natural menaces like viruses and unnatural ones like pesticides, it's worth remembering that the bee itself is not a natural resident of the continent. It was imported to North America in the 17th century,...Show More Summary
Honeybees in Iowa did not survive the harsh winter that seems to be pushing its cold temperatures and snow into the spring. The weather conditions in the state prompted a “drastic” decrease in the honeybee population. The loss of record numbers of the little pollinators in recent years due to colony collapse disorder have beekeepers... Show More Summary
….goes to HoneyBee! What say you, Submitter Mary F.? “She is a pekingese and we live in PA. My Bee is as sweet as clotted cream [Huh? -Ed.] -and her mission in life is to make new friends. Her fave thing to do is sun bathing, but she loves getting a cheeseburger after grooming! Thank […]
It’s bad news for bumblebees. The two pathogens which are infecting honeybees and playing a role in Colony Collapse Disorder are now spreading to their insect cousins. A study published in the journal Nature revealed that disease spillover long assumed by scientists is now clearly present in the bumble population. Show More Summary
These intelligent, open-source beehives aim to rebuild honeybee populations and assist in documenting the mysterious conditions that are leading to their collapse. We've written before about the Open Source Beehives Project and its efforts to stave off the "beepocalypse," the spreading epidemic known more formally as colony collapse disorder. Show More Summary
From last night at the Barclays Center – Alexa of the Brooklynettes Alexa is also a former New Orleans Honeybee And Winner of the 2013 AKD Sports Model Search
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...