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A third of the nation's honeybee colonies died last year. Why you should care

12 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

An annual survey of America's beekeepers showed from April 2016 to April 2017 about 33% of bee colonies were lost.        

Things Go From 'Horrible to Bad' for Honeybees

Things aren't looking quite as bad for America's honeybees as they were a few years ago, but it is far too early to declare the crisis over, according to the annual survey carried out by the Bee Informed Partnership. The survey found that beekeepers lost 21% of their hives over...

Roses – Kill The Bugs But Not The Bees

Q: What can I spray for bugs on my roses instead of systemic insecticides that kill honeybees? A: It’s true that systemic insecticides can harm bees, but despite the brouhaha over their use, insecticides are not the only cause of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Mites, poor management, less diverse bee genetics, and exposure to pesticides […]

Colony density, not hormones, triggers honeybee 'puberty'

New research helps answer a long-standing mystery of how honeybees sense the size and strength of their colony, a critical cue for the bees to switch from investing solely in survival to also investing in reproduction.

Boulder County beekeepers buzzing about hive loss

It's the time of year that honeybee swarms typically start to take wing, setting beekeepers' phone lines ablaze as word spreads about their availability to collect and place in awaiting … Click to Continue »

Ahead of Earth Day, HTC Vive VR ‘impact’ grants will immerse viewers in space, trees and honeybees

HTC Vive, industry leader in virtual reality hardware and software from HTC Corp. and Valve Corp., today announced the first grant recipients of the VR for Impact program. The vision of the VR for Impact program is to deliver $10 million...Show More Summary

Bees face heavy pesticide peril from drawn-out sources

Honeybees - employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season - encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to an analysis of the bee's own food.

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Pollen clings to the hair of a honeybee. The pollen is dry. The bees will regurgitate nectar from their honey stomach, then rake their legs over their body. The nectar will get mixed into the dry pollen. As the bees groom themselves, they rake the now moist pollen into a pellet and it is attached to their pollen baskets on their rear legs. Show More Summary

Researchers discover Moabosaurus in Utah's 'gold mine'

(Brigham Young University) Move over, honeybee and seagull: it's time to meet Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah's newly discovered dinosaur, whose past reveals even more about the state's long-term history. The bones of the 125-million-year-old dinosaur were extracted over the course of four decades from a quarry near Arches National Park.

Researchers discover Moabosaurus in Utah

Move over, honeybee and seagull: it's time to meet Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah's newly discovered dinosaur, whose past reveals even more about the state's long-term history.

Do Honeybees Feel Pain?

Most complex animals feel pain, but what about insects? Do experiments on fruit fly gladiators constitute torture?

Hair spacing keeps honeybees clean during pollination: Researchers quantify the cleaning process

With honeybee colony health wavering and researchers trying to find technological ways of pollinating plants in the future, a new Georgia Tech study has looked at how the insects do their job and manage to stay clean.

Hair spacing keeps honeybees clean during pollination

(Georgia Institute of Technology) A honeybee can carry up to 30 percent of its body weight in pollen because of the strategic spacing of its nearly three million hairs. The gap between each eye hair is approximately the same size as a grain of dandelion pollen, which is typically collected by bees. Show More Summary

Hibernating Animals Wake Up to Post-Trump World

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

“The first thing honeybees do is take flight and defecate all over the place.”

The Honeybee Helps Me Review Blue Apron’s Home Delivery Meal Service

This is a product review for Blue Apron. Product Overview: Blue Apron is a fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service designed to help home chefs of all skill levels cook creative and tasty meals at home. Each week, Blue Apron does the menu planning and shopping, working closely with suppliers and farmers who set the […]

The Biomimicry Manual: What can the honeybee teach a designer?

What exactly is biomimicry? I think of it as a way of unlocking a whole world of super-powers for humanity. It is literally the next stage of human evolution. Leonardo DaVinci himself said, "Those who are inspired by a model other than...Show More Summary

Beekeeping 101: Quick Guide To Starting A Hive

Beekeeping is perhaps now more important than ever. Colony Collapse Disorder has destroyed more than 30 percent of the honeybee population since 2005. The causes of the drastic population drop are still hotly debated, but the need to preserve the essential pollinators is something anyone who enjoys eating food every day, typically agrees upon. Show More Summary

State finds Kauai's bee population buzzing and booming

State officials say Kauai's honeybee population is strong and healthy. The Garden Island reports (http://bit.ly/2nh24qW ) the Hawaii Board of Agriculture has declared the island's bee population strong after studying … Click to Continue »

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