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Foulbrood disease: Discovery aims to fight bee killer

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

Discovery aims to fight destructive bee disease

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.

Honeybee hive sealant promotes hair growth in mice

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

Why The Federal Government Is Bailing Out Honeybees

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-Deprived Bees Do Weirder Waggle Dances

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.

Farmers buzzing about federal help for honeybees

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Aid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is targeted at food producers in four states to improve the health of the insects

New Planetary Deep Drill Project

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.

Using microscopic bugs to save the bees

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

Chefs use honey in their food, and some restaurants set up beehives

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...

Using microscopic bugs to save the bees

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

At Jacket 2 Angela Rawlings Talks Translation

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 [...]

World Biodiversity Plan Shows Progress, But Not Enough

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

Introducing Waldorf Buzz, Beer Made With Honey From The Waldorf-Astoria's Rooftop Hives

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

Seen and Heard at SXSW Eco: Day 2

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.

Retro Report: The Head-Scratching Case of the Vanishing Bees

Several years ago, beekeepers were vexed: Honeybees, those versatile workhorses of pollination, were vanishing by the millions.

Beehive-Controlled LED Lights Illuminate the UK Milan Expo 2015 Pavilion

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

THP Semifinalist: Honeybee Hive Monitoring

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

[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

Walking: The Human Condition

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 […]

'Honeybee' robots replicate swarm behavior

Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behavior of swarming honeybees.

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