Tag Archives: Western honey bee

THE HONEY BEES REWARD.

THE HONEY BEES REWARD. Upon a summer early morn, The sun dazzling like gemstones through the trees, It’s warming glow follows the chill of dawn, I hear the forest whisper in the gentle breeze. When from the corner of my … Continue reading

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Could Alderney save the honey bee?

Over the last decade there’s been growing concern for the humble honey bee. Changes to the countryside and agricultural techniques are a factor but also disease has hit colonies hard … Except in Alderney. The island is reportedly one of … Continue reading

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Ivy bees share bankside bar as flowers turn to teacup fruits

  Autumn drinkers at the ivy were a well-mannered lot, for they did not jostle or eat each other. There was plenty to go round, and bees, wasps and hoverflies alike swarmed around the flowers in a harmonious buzz. The … Continue reading

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World renowned expert warns of new threat to honey bees

Delegates at the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers’ annual conference heard of a new threat to honey bees coming from the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida). The beetle which is indigenous to Africa, was first found in the USA in … Continue reading

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Meet Brixton’s street artists

Louis Masai, Saltoun Road This intriguing depiction of a bee has an important message at its heart. The bee population has been in mysterious and sudden decline since the late 1990s, which is a problem because because bees don’t just … Continue reading

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Citizen science – from studying bees or seaweed to solar storm-watching

The range of projects that you and your family can get involved with is staggering, and the potential rewards are immense. ‘The whole family became obsessed’ “Bumblebees are my second favourite insect,” says Connor Abrams, aged 7. He prefers spiders … Continue reading

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Bees, birds may suffer long-term consequences from common pesticides

A raft of new research published over the summer is posing ever more serious questions about whether neonicotinoids, the most common insecticides in the world, are affecting birds and bees more widely than previously thought. The research is looking into … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoids ‘5000 times more toxic’ than DDT for bees

A UK academic at the annual conference of the Soil Association has strengthened the case for the EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, revealing mounting evidence of their deadly effects on essential pollinators. Speaking at the event, Dave Goulson of the … Continue reading

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Bee Summit in Cornwall

Beekeepers, environmentalists and academics will heading to the Royal Cornwall Showground today to discuss the decline in bee populations. The Cornwall Bee Summit will look at best practice on pollination,beekeeping and land management.   The event is being chaired by … Continue reading

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Cornerhouse’s balcony bees add buzz to green awards

CITY entertainment complex the Cornerhouse has always been buzzing with activity – and that’s before 60,000 bees moved in. The insects are making their home on a third floor balcony, in a new bee-friendly vegetable garden which produces sustainable food … Continue reading

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Nepal works to boost local bees

Though the Asian honeybee is perfectly suited to conditions in Nepal, it’s been partially squeezed out by its European counterpart. Now beekeepers are working to replace lost colonies of local bee species.   Project goal: to protect the diversity of bee … Continue reading

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Garfield County beekeepers abuzz about Calif. almond crop

In the darkness before dawn, a forklift piles multicolored boxes atop a flatbed trailer hitched to a semi-truck. Staged on the accommodating flat ground of a gravel pit near Rulison, hundreds of the painted wooden boxes await shipment. The boxes … Continue reading

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Britain finds new tool in the fight against bee parasite

BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research have made a discovery which could help in the fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, which is devastating to bee colonies. They have developed a test for the detection and management of resistance to an … Continue reading

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U.S. Sugar employee dies after bee attack in Clewiston

CLEWISTON—In what can only be described as a ‘freak accident’, a U.S. Sugar employee died last week after a swarm of bees stung him while he was conducting his normal rounds at his job. In the wake of the incident, … Continue reading

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Origins and Evolutionary History of the Honey Bee

  http://www.adoptahive.co   Related articles Dr. Martin Hasselmann, University of Cologne – Genetics Of Bee Sex (adoptahive.wordpress.com) Bee Researchers Make Friends with a Killer (adoptahive.wordpress.com) Sudan Bee Honey Production Increases to More than Half Million Tons (adoptahive.wordpress.com) European bees breed … Continue reading

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European bees breed fast in Sabah – Yahya

SIPITANG: Farm trials involving the European honey bee Apis mellifera of the subspecies agustica, also known as the Italian bee, began in October and have proceeded smoothly, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin. In the trials, 40 boxes of … Continue reading

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Bee Researchers Make Friends with a Killer

In the Mexican highlands, nestled between towering cliffs blanketed with verdant temperate jungle, is the tiny mountain town of Tepotzlan. Home to an ancient Aztec outpost high in the mountains and inhabited with monkeylike creatures called coatis, it is the … Continue reading

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EU must promote honey bees through sustainable farming model

The EU ban on neonicotinoids is a perfect opportunity for European and UK authorities to build a robust and sustainable farming model which promotes the value of the honey bee. To Owen Paterson’s extreme disappointment, European honey bees finally had something … Continue reading

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VCE: VERMONT BUMBLE BEES IN PERIL

NORWICH – More than one-quarter of Vermont’s bumble bee species, which are vital crop pollinators, have either vanished or are in serious decline, according to a new investigation from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE). After conducting the most extensive … Continue reading

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To bee or not to bee

They’re going back home in the fading light. Gathering pollen and nectar, the Bombus terrestris bumble bee, and its equally white-tailed relative,Bombus lucorum are the alternative to honey bees, if things continue looking black for our ancient domesticated  Do bees need more than … Continue reading

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Honey bees selectively avoid difficult choices.

Honey bees selectively avoid difficult choices. I don’t know about you, but I totally avoid making difficult choices, particularly when there doesn’t seem to be any way to determine the what the correct decision might be. Surprisingly, the study shown … Continue reading

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UC Davis lab a busy hive of bee research

Michael Kim Fondrk has what you might call the magic touch. Inside the “love shack” at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis, he grabs a male bee between his thumb and forefinger, presses on the drone’s thorax in … Continue reading

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