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Huge Honey Bee Losses Across Canada Dash Hopes of Upturn
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, CCD, research, science, pollination, environment, hives, pesticides, investigation, study, discovery, health )

- 1741 days ago -
When Allan Campbell opened his hives this spring, he expected a buzzing horde of bees to greet him. Instead, he found that four out of every five hives were filled with clumps of dead bees.
What's Killing Honeybees?
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, investigation, science, research, study, neonicotinoids, bees, honeybees, pollination )

- 1805 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 Are Very Clever in the Morning
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, discovery, flowers, food, fruits, pollination, vegetables )

- 2873 days ago -
Bees are far better at finding new, fresh flowers to pollinate in the early morning hours due to their evolved brain power that enables them to forage for nectar more efficiently than before. Logged into Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Group Sounds Alarm on European Bee Industry
Science & Tech  (tags: Bees, pesticides, disease, pollination, food crops, crisis )

- 3335 days ago -
Europe's beekeeping industry could be wiped out in less than a decade as bees fall victim to disease, insecticides and intensive farming, the international beekeeping body Apimondia said on Monday.
Native Bees Could Fill Pollinator Hole Left By Honeybees
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, bees, pollination )

- 3754 days ago -
Native bees offer an alternative to wild honeybees and cultured honeybees because they are resistant to both the varroa and tracheal mites. And because they do not live in hives, native bees are not at risk of being overcome by Africanized bees.
Ancient Plant Has Hot, Stinky Sex
Science & Tech  (tags: cycads, pollination, sex, odor, pollen, thrips, insect )

- 3910 days ago -
For 4 weeks a year, cycads go through a pollination period. During this time, male cones use energy stored within them to raise their temperature as much as 12 C. As the odor increases, insect thrips leave and carry the pollen from male to female cones.
Simulating Kernel Production Influences Maize Model Qccuracy
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, technology, environment, discovery, climate, biotechnology, crops, soil, pollination, agronomy, crop science )

- 3924 days ago -
The Crop Environment Resource Synthesis (CERES)- Maize model is used worldwide to predict maize yield each growing season. The findings may help to improve yield predictions throughout the world.They're also predicting pollen movements from GM crops.
Bee Colony Collapse Disorder: Could It Be Parasites, Pathogens Or Pesticides?
Science & Tech  (tags: Honey bees, colony collapse disorder, mites, pollination )

- 4056 days ago -
Scientists are working hard to understand the sources of a staggering decline in honeybees in as many as 27 U.S. states and countries in Europe and Asia this winter.....about 25 percent of the deaths this year cannot be attributed to mites or any other...

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