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Pollinators and the Rigged Neonic Seed Market
Science & Tech  (tags: U.S., Bees, Agriculture, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Poli, Pesticides )

- 63 days ago -
Concentrated market power in the seed industry has allowed a few multi-billion dollar companies like Bayer, Syngenta and Monsanto to significantly limit U.S. farmers' choices around seed coating.
Bees Naturally Vaccinate Their Babies, Scientists Find
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, vaccinate, diseases, animals, discovery, environment, interesting, research, study )

- 68 days ago -
Humans like to brag about their brilliant advent of vaccinations to prevent diseases, but bees just roll their eyes and shrug. After all, they've been doing it naturally for much longer.
A Revolutionary New Way to Protect the Bee Population!
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, honey, bee population, animals, business, concept, design, environment, humans, interesting, safety )

- 156 days ago -
this man decided that the current way of obtaining honey is not only difficult and dangerous, it is also not safe for the bees themselves, so he decided to come up with a better way to do it. This is how FLOWâ,,¢ was created.
Are Bees 'Hooked' on Nectar Containing Pesticides?
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, pesticides, neonicitinoids )

- 165 days ago -
Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides.
EPA Concludes Neonicotinoid Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths Don't Protect Soybean Crops - Take Part
Science & Tech  (tags: US, EPA, Bees, neonicotinoid pesticides, Food, Ecosystem, Sustainability, World )

- 196 days ago -
A new study from the US Environmental Protection Agency has found that bee-killing toxic pesticides containing neonicotinoids are not effective at killing pests such as aphids on soybean crops. More EPA studies are to conducted on corn and cotton.
Wild Pollinators at Risk From Diseased Commercial Species of Bee -- ScienceDaily
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, wild, commercial, at risk, disease, mites, virus, pollinators )

- 263 days ago -
Viruses carried by commercial bees can jump to wild pollinator populations with potentially devastating effects. The researchers are calling for new measures to be introduced that will prevent the introduction of diseased pollinators into nature.
The Birds and the Bees - and the Pesticides
Science & Tech  (tags: Bees, birds, environment, insects, neonicotinoids, pesticides, pollinators, research )

- 365 days ago -
Excellent radio broadcast which discusses the impact of neonicotinoids on bees, other insects, insects eating birds and its persistance in the environment. Both scientists and pesticide industry representatives are interviewed.
Monsanto's Glyphosate Is Killing Bees and Destroying The Global Food Supply - Via Green Med Info
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Biology, Study, Bees, Pollinators, Monsanto, Toxic Chemicals, Glyphosate, Food Industry, World, Sustainability, Ethical concerns )

- 422 days ago -
The GM agricultural system that Monsanto arrogantly claims will help to solve world hunger depends on a highly toxic chemical, that a new biology study finds kills the pollinator upon which approximately 70% of the world's food supply depends on, the bee.
As Honeybees Die Off, First Inventory of Wild Bees Is Under Way
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, discovery, environment, humans, research, science, society, study, world )

- 455 days ago -
"I'm looking deeply into [their] eyes to see what they reveal," said Droege. "I'm looking for species in potential trouble, gathering information on their status before they're designated an endangered species."
Did Scientists Just Solve The Bee Collapse Mystery?
Science & Tech  (tags: Bees, hive collapse, discovery, GeneticEngineering, investigation, research, science )

- 507 days ago -
What makes the new Harvard study remarkable is that it actually simulated colony collapse disorder.
Wild Bees Catch Deadly Diseases From Honeybees
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, bees, honeybees, research, science, study, disease, flowers )

- 596 days ago -
Wild bumblebees worldwide are in trouble, likely contracting deadly diseases from their commercialized honeybee cousins, a new study shows.
City Bees Line Nests With Plastic Bags
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, bees, design, environment, habitat, interesting, study, world )

- 601 days ago -
Bits of your plastic shopping bags could end up in an unexpected place: a bee's nest. Researchers have found two bee species in Canada using plastic to help build the brood cells in their nests.
Article - Common Crop Pesticides Kill Honeybee Larvae in the Hive - Via RiseEarth
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Research, Crop Pesticides, Toxic Chemicals, Bees, Pollinators, Suffering, Death, Sadness )

- 618 days ago -
Four pesticides and a pesticide additive commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The risk assessment that the EPA uses must reflect this.
Why Is This Bee Wearing a Sensor?
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, (CCD), scientists, sensors, tracking bees, bee behavior, Australia, CSIRO, Tasmania, Paolo de Souza )

- 631 days ago -
Until now, no studies on causes of Colony Collapse Disorder have involved tracking bees' behavior in real time in the real world.
The Secret Life of Native Bees
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, bees, discovery, environment, habitat, health, interesting, investigation, honey bees, pollinators, research, study, world )

- 658 days ago -
As colony collapse disorder takes its toll on honeybees, native bees draw attention as an insurance policy for future food security.

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