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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

[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.

Syngenta Wants to Increase ‘Bee-Killing’ Pesticide

Major seed and crop management company, Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, wants to increase the the legal level of a pesticide that’s been linked to the decline of honeybees. Syngenta is one of the largest manufacturers of pesticides in the U.S. Show More Summary

Honeybee the Blind Calico Cat Goes on a Hike

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

YouTube Link A beautiful calico cat named Honeybee has lost her vision but not her sense of adventure and wonder. Her owner adopted the cat from Animals Fiji, who rescued her, saving her life. Now Honeybee has human companions who help...Show More Summary

Bushwick Is The 7th Coolest Neighborhood In The World According To Vogue

Bushwick—home to the Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant, drugged up honeybees, and a modern-day Jamestown—has been dubbed the 7th coolest, most stylish neighborhood in the world, according to some little magazine called Vogue. Sorry, Williamsburg, you have a Starbucks and Bushwick has bedazzled dog doody, so it's not hard to tell who's the hip one now. [ more › ]

Bee-autiful activity in the curbside garden

3 weeks agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) in full bloom are like a flashing neon sign saying EATS to the local honeybees. Man, do they love it. So do I. They brighten up the summer-tired border with their frothy white blooms. Here’s a wider view of the curbside bed. Show More Summary

Your Almond Consumption Is Killing California’s Salmon and Honeybees

Shelled or unshelled, it's a problem nut. Americans sure love almonds these days, and for good reasons, we tell ourselves — the nut is practically the reigning champ of health foods and it's a great dairy alternative, and while it doesn't...Show More Summary

Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

The first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees has been revealed by scientists. The findings show a surprisingly high level of genetic diversity in honeybees, and indicate that the species most probably originates from Asia, and not from Africa as previously thought. Show More Summary

Honeybee genome throws up survival clues: study

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Honeybees probably originated in Asia, not Africa, said scientists Sunday who had teased interesting tidbits from the busy little pollinators' genome that they hope can be used to protect it. They sequenced the genomes of 140 honeybees...Show More Summary

Evolutionary history of honeybees revealed by genomics

In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Uppsala University present the first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees. The findings show a surprisingly high level of genetic diversity in honeybees, and indicate that the species most probably originates from Asia, and not from Africa as previously thought. read more

Varroa and colony collapse disorder: Of bees, mites, and viruses

Honeybee colonies are dying at alarming rates in a few regions, though numbers overall are up. A variety of factors have been proposed to explain the latest round of colony collapse disorder, but the exact cause—and how bees can be saved—remains unclear. Show More Summary

Drought is a Buzz Kill for California Honeybees

Honey bees have become the latest victim in the three-year drought in California, where more than 80 percent of the state is suffering from "extreme" or "exceptional" drought. According to Gene Brandi, vice president of the AmericanShow More Summary

Will California's Drought Cause a Honey Shortage?

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

California's punishing drought, which has been claiming victims both above ground and below, has set its sights on a new kind of prey: Our honeybees. Read more...

California’s Drought Is Making Life Harder For Honeybees

Honeybees in California -- a state that's one of the largest in terms of honey production -- don't have as much to forage on as they usually do. The post California’s Drought Is Making Life Harder For Honeybees appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Of bees, mites, and viruses: Virus infections after arrival of new parasitic mite in New Zealand honeybee colonies

Honeybee colonies are dying at alarming rates worldwide. A variety of factors have been proposed to explain their decline, but the exact cause -- and how bees can be saved -- remains unclear. A new article examines the viral landscape in honeybee colonies in New Zealand after the recent arrival of the parasitic Varroa destructor mite.

California drought stings bees, honey production

Record drought is depriving honeybees of nectar and driving up the cost of honey

Record drought saps California honey production

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

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