University of Guelph researchers hope a new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world. The researchers have found a toxin released by the pathogen that causes American foulbrood disease -- Paenibacillus larvae (P. larvae) -- and developed a lead-based inhibitor against it. read more
Researchers hope their new discovery will help combat a disease killing honeybee populations around the world. The researchers have found a toxin released by the pathogen that causes American foulbrood disease -- Paenibacillus larvae -- and developed a lead-based inhibitor against it.
Hair loss can be devastating for the millions of men and women who experience it. Now scientists are reporting that a substance from honeybee hives might contain clues for developing a potential new therapy. They found that the material, called propolis, encouraged hair growth in mice. The study appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. read more
The USDA is drafting farmers and ranchers to help save the honeybee. Wild bee populations decimated by colony collapse disorder are being boosted thanks to a multi-million dollar government grant. In response to declining bee populations,...Show More Summary
Sleep deprivation makes people talk nonsense—which led animal behaviorist Barrett Klein to wonder if worn-out honeybees might also have trouble communicating with the waggle dances they use to share directions to food and hives. The post Sleep-Deprived Bees Do Weirder Waggle Dances appeared first on WIRED.
Aid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is targeted at food producers in four states to improve the health of the insects
The Planetary Society has a futuristic new project: the Planetary Deep Drill with Honeybee Robotics to develop a prototype of a drill that could allow drilling hundreds of meters to even kilometers through planetary ices.
For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies -- larvae -- and leads to hive collapse. It's called American Foulbrood and its effects are so devastating and infectious, it often requires infected hives to be burned to the ground. Show More Summary
Honeybees in some parts of the country are mysteriously abandoning their hives and disappearing, but the hives on the rooftops of some Chicago-area restaurants that produce honey are thriving. Greg Fischer, the beekeeper of 40 hives at the Morton Arboretum, says neonicotinoid insecticides are...
For decades, honeybees have been battling a deadly disease that kills off their babies (larvae) and leads to hive collapse. It's called American Foulbrood and its effects are so devastating and infectious, it often requires infectedShow More Summary
Did you know that “apiculture” is the art and science of raising honeybees? Or that Melitta Urbancic was a poet, actress, and sculptor who traveled from Austria to Iceland to escape the ravages of WWII? In this talk, commissioned in March of this year, Angela Rawlings speaks to a group celebrating the release of Urbancic’s [...]
It’s not just about the polar bears and the honeybees. Sustainable development, and increasingly the stabilization of climate, depend more on biodiversity than we realized even a decade ago. Extinction, deforestation, overfishing, and pollution all restrict human abilities to nourish the planet. Show More Summary
The Waldorf-Astoria crew installed beehives on the tony hotel's rooftop a few years ago in the name of argricultural sustainability. And since then, those honeybees have been pollinating flowers, herbs, apple trees and the like in the Waldorf's impressive rooftop garden. Show More Summary
In a whirlwind lineup of events, panelists discussed everything from sustainable seafood and reducing waste to urban mobility and protecting the honeybee population. At Triple Pundit's happy hour event last night, we asked folks to share their key takeaways from the day. The responses were as diverse as they are.
Several years ago, beekeepers were vexed: Honeybees, those versatile workhorses of pollination, were vanishing by the millions.
The team designed a proposal that aims to bring visitors closer to the British landscape and emphasize the pressing issue of dying honeybee populations. Besides Nottingham-based artist Wolfgang Buttress, the team includes fashion designer Paul Smith and specialist
[Ken] keeps his bees remotely and can’t check on them as often as he might like to. He wanted some way of knowing when they were out of space, because that slows down their nectar collection. He knew he could do this by remotely tracking...Show More Summary
When early humans stood erect over the African savannah, our improved vantage point gave more than views of prey and predator, berry bush and honeybee hive, nut tree and watering hole; we saw possibilities. We saw the horizon stretching out until what appeared to be infinity. We saw sunsets and sunrises, mountains and valleys, stars and constellations […]
Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behavior of swarming honeybees.