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Attracting Wild Bees to Farms is Good Insurance Policy
Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination,...
What Environments Are Best for Bee Health?
Diverse agri-environmental schemes which combine flowering crops with semi-natural habitats, such as grasslands and hedgerows, will...
Corn Dust Research Calls for Measures To Support Honey Bee Health
US – The non-profit Pollinator Partnership (P2) released the 2013 Preliminary Report and Provisional Recommendations of the Corn...
Virtual Bees Help to Unravel Complex Causes of Colony Decline
A new computer model has been created to help scientists, beekeepers and regulators to understand multiple environmental effects on...
As Hubs for Pollinators, Flowers Crucial in Disease Transmission
Like a kindergarten or a busy airport where cold viruses and other germs circulate freely, flowers are common gathering places where...
Research Discovers Single Gene in Bees Separates Queens from Workers
A new discovery may provide key to increasing agricultural economy in Michigan and beyond....
Uncovering the Drivers of Honey Bee Colony Declines, Losses
EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced the results of...
Pathogenic Plant Virus Could Help Explain Honeybee Decline
A viral pathogen that typically infects plants has been found in honeybees and could help explain their decline....
Researchers Assess How Effective Species Are at Pollinating Crops
From tomatoes to pumpkins, most fruit and vegetable crops rely on pollination by bees and other insect species – and the future of...
Reducing the Impact of Pesticides on Beneficial Insects
Rothamsted Research scientists are partners in an EU-funded network aiming to reduce the impact of pesticides on pollinators such as...
Honey Bee Health and Honey Purity
Honey is an important industry for Alberta. Canada produces 75 million pounds of honey annually, and approximately one third of the...
Profile of a Honey Bee Killer
Honey bees from stronger hives are taking home more than the honey stash from their weaker neighbours, as a honey bee killer stows...
Stress a Key Factor in Bee Colonies Failure
Scientists from Royal Holloway University have found that when bees are exposed to low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides - which do...
Fear of Predators Drives Bees from Food Sources
Most of us think of honey bees as having a bucolic, pastoral existence—flying from flower to flower to collect the nectar they then...
The Real Reason to Worry About Bees
Honeybees should be on everyone's worry list, and not because of the risk of a nasty sting, an expert on the health of those beneficial...

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