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Wild Bees Catch Deadly Diseases From Honeybees
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, bees, honeybees, research, science, study, disease, flowers )

- 1586 days ago -
Wild bumblebees worldwide are in trouble, likely contracting deadly diseases from their commercialized honeybee cousins, a new study shows.
What's Killing Honeybees?
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, investigation, science, research, study, neonicotinoids, bees, honeybees, pollination )

- 1810 days ago -
Beekeeper John Van Blyderveen is troubled by the silence in his laneway in Ontario's Oxford County. The familiar summertime buzz of bees hovering over the lush cherry blossom trees is noticeably absent. The flowers sit untouched.
Honeybees Use Right Antennae to Tell Friend From Foe
Science & Tech  (tags: Arizona State University, discovery, honeybees, interesting, news, research, science, study )

- 1817 days ago -
Researchers report that honeybees preferentially use their right antenna to distinguish between compadres and intruders, which also explains why our brains are asymmetric. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Featured Article - Heat Forms Potentially Harmful Substance in High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Science & Tech  (tags: high fructose corn syrup, toxic substance, honeybees, colony collapse disorder, research, science, discovery )

- 3221 days ago -
Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) often fed to honey bees. This could also have implications for human consumption of HFCS.
Pesticides Indicted in Bee Deaths
Science & Tech  (tags: honeybees, pollinators, colony collapse disorder, pesticides, farming, environment )

- 3325 days ago -
"They're not making decisions about whether the pesticide can be put on the market based on impacts to bees, no matter how much evidence of harm there is," Colangelo says. "The EPA will just approve it anyway and put a warning label on the product."
Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Bees
Science & Tech  (tags: honeybees, pollinators, colony collapse disorder, honeybee disappearance, research )

- 3357 days ago -
"The mysterious ailment known as Colony Collapse Disorder has wiped out large numbers of bees that pollinate a third of our crops. The cause turns out to be surprisingly complex, but solutions are emerging..."
Honeybees In Danger
Science & Tech  (tags: honeybees, pesticides, pollinators, colony collapse disorder, parathion )

- 3359 days ago -
Never in history have honeybees and other pollinators been in such danger. Populations have declined up to 60% in 2009. In 1974 the EPA approved an encapsulated form of nerve gas parathion with time-released pesticide particles the size of pollen grains.
ScienceDaily: Scientists Identify Pathogens That May Be Causing Global Honey-Bee Deaths
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, discovery, honeybees )

- 4075 days ago -
Researchers have identified potential culprits behind the wide-spread catastrophic death of honey bees around North America and Europe.

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