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

- 1972 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 )

- 1976 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 )

- 1993 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 )

- 2006 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 )

- 2033 days ago -
As colony collapse disorder takes its toll on honeybees, native bees draw attention as an insurance policy for future food security.
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 )

- 2132 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.
Building Stronger Honeybees, With Airports
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, ecosystems, conservation, environment, green, nature, pollution, protection, wildlife, endangered )

- 2192 days ago -
Beekeepers are using empty public land around Seattle-Tacoma Airport to breed and distribute healthier strains of honeybees.
What's Killing Honeybees?
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, investigation, science, research, study, neonicotinoids, bees, honeybees, pollination )

- 2196 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.
Bees Need Honey's Natural Pharmaceuticals to Ward Off Pesticides
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, discovery, environment, human food production, interesting, news, research, science, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, world )

- 2265 days ago -
Honey is more than a sweet treat to bees: it doses honeybees with certain compounds that switch on their detox defenses to ward off the deadly effects of 121 different insecticides. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Study: EPA-Approved GMO Insecticide Responsible for Killing Off Bees, Contaminating Entire Food Chain
Science & Tech  (tags: ethics, food, health, news, warning, bees, world )

- 2653 days ago -
Early last year, leaked documents obtained by a Colorado beekeeper exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin, a highly-toxic pesticide manufactured by Bayer CropScience.
GE Honeybee
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, ecosystems, environment, food, genetic modification, health, pesticides )

- 2716 days ago -
Monsanto sets its sights on "honeybee health" acquiring a company manipulating gene expression.
Are Regulators Doing Enough To Prevent Bee Die-Offs?
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, environment, food security, pesticides, research )

- 3044 days ago -
A veteran Colorado beekeeper is challenging the EPA to remove a widely used pesticide from the market until there's proof it isn't contributing to bee die-offs.
Top USDA Bee Researcher Also Found Bayer Pesticide Harmful to Honeybees
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, food, pesticides, research )

- 3096 days ago -
According to a report the lead researcher at the USDA's very own Bee Research Laboratory completed research two years ago suggesting that even extremely low levels of exposure to neonicotinoids makes bees more vulnerable to harm from common pathogens. ,
Bees' Tiny Brains Able to Beat Computers at Complex Mathematical Problems
Science & Tech  (tags: Bees, brains, mathematical problems, computers )

- 3185 days ago -
Bees can solve complex mathematical problems which keep computers busy for days, research has shown.The tiny insects learn to fly the shortest possible route between flowers discovered in random order.
Honeybees Are Very Clever in the Morning
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, discovery, flowers, food, fruits, pollination, vegetables )

- 3263 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.

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