The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency backed away from tough restrictions on how pesticides can be used while honeybees are pollinating crops, and it declared that three of the pesticides most closely associated with bee deaths are safe in most applications. The assessments, released late Thursday,...
Doughnuts proved to be one of Miami's strongest food trends in 2016. This past year saw quite a few openings, including the Salty Donut, Honeybee, and Mojo Donuts and Fried Chicken, as well as the revival of Velvet Creme. 2016 also saw the launch of Donuts!, an organized doughnut festival...
Last month, Texas thieves made off with $90,000 worth of... bees. A Danbury beekeeper says he discovered 300 of his honey bee colonies were missing from a cattle ranch on Dec. 17, the Houston Chronicle reports. Randy Verhoek's bees are typically unattended as they spend the winter on properties...
This researcher spoke at the MN Hobby Beekeepers meeting a couple months ago. His results are intriguing. Is this new found bacteria the cause of the demise of bee colonies? Is Varroa the vector that brings the bacteria to the bees? Many unanswered questions still exist, but this may be an important discovery. Show More Summary
Mites that infest honeybees may be blind with tiny brains, but make no mistake: When a bee sidles up next to them, they are surprisingly quick-footed.
This article originally appeared on Medical Daily The buzz around town is that honeybee brains can teach scientists a lot about human memory. A study in Frontiers used honeybees to determine how closely tied memory is to modifications...Show More Summary
(Frontiers) The honeybee can form complex memories through processes much like those happening in human brains. This study shows that DNA methylation is one molecular mechanism that regulates memory specificity and re-learning, and as such, could control how experiences are integrated over a lifetime.
In a new study, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Ohio State entomologist Peter Piermarini, Ph.D., and colleagues report an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) In a new study, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Ohio State entomologist Peter Piermarini, Ph.D., and colleagues report an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.
The surgeon liked the “Tweed & Spice” scent of the Handcrafted HoneyBee brand he tried but couldn’t get over the waxy texture that apparently yanked out his underarm hairs. Despite the unpleasant application process, he noted that it worked well; he still smelled like Tweed & Spice even after performing a five-hour kidney transplant. He […]
Mohamed Hagras stands barechested as dozens of honeybees congregate around his face, eventually forming what he calls the “Beard of Bees.” To attract the insects he has a box housing their queen’s hormones strapped to his chin. The 31-year-old...Show More Summary
If you're in the mood for doughnuts and warm milk tonight, you're in luck. Honeybee, a craft doughnut shop in South Miami, has launched Doughnuts After Dark, a nighttime doughnut-delivery operation. Every Thursday through Sunday, the shop will open for delivery service from 8 p.m. until midnight.
A sister species of the Varroa destructor mite is developing the ability to parasitize European honeybees, threatening pollinators already hard pressed by pesticides, nutritional deficiencies and disease, a Purdue University study s...
(Purdue University) A sister species of the Varroa destructor mite is developing the ability to parasitize European honeybees, threatening pollinators already hard pressed by pesticides, nutritional deficiencies and disease, a Purdue University study says.
Did you down a glass of neonicotinoids today? They’re delicious, nutritious, and totally not killing all the bees. An ever-accumulating weight of evidence links declining honeybee health with neonicotinoids, which have exploded in use since the late 1990s. Show More Summary
Red light helped honeybees bounce back after exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide.
Observations of a real-time invasion of Australia by Asian honeybees demonstrate how natural selection can allow a small founding population to overcome the genetic odds stacked against success.
Wolfgang Buttress's “The Hive” is an environment designed to amplify public awareness of the critical situation of bees. The post A Multisensory Installation Inspired by the Humble Honeybee appeared first on Hyperallergic.
50 Years AgoThe mandibular gland secretion of the worker honeybee Apis mellifera L., contains 10-hydroxy-?2-decenoic acid and... 2-heptanone... I have shown that 10-hydroxydecenoic acid does not repel foraging honeybees but that 2-heptanone does... Foragers were strongly repelled by
As honeybees become more threatened, scientists are creating manmade spaces for them to thrive in