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Dr Andreagiovanni Reina, Research Associate in Collective Robotics in the University of Sheffield's Department of Computer Science, said: "This study is exciting because it suggests that honeybee colonies adhere to the same laws as the brain when making collective decisions. "The study also supports ...
Colorado State University researcher wins grant to investigate honey bee health ... The grant is for study on the impact of phytochemicals and nutritional diversity on stress resilience and colony health of honey bees. Seshadri will study the impact of nutrition and metabolic capacity on honeybee health.

People sighting a swarm of honeybees may call the hotline at 530-675-2924 for a qualified beekeeper to retrieve and remove the swarm. This service is only for honeybees and does not include yellow jackets, bumblebees, hornets, or wasps, according to a release. Swarms of honeybees are a natural ...
He has participated in recent USDA and Harvard studies of honeybees, seeking answers to the threats they face to survival. Nationally, and in Massachusetts, honeybee populations are in decline, likely resulting from parasitic varroa mites, new pesticides and diminished flora. But beekeeping is on the rise.
The business idea was born from necessity for Angela Blackham, the queen bee and owner of The Southern Beekeeper in Huntingtown. The Southern Beekeeper offers a line of handmade, beeswax-based hair and skin care products, made straight from the hive to help heal, sooth, moisturize, clean, ...
Wyndham Lewis also gives readers a look into the world and history of honeybees, showing why it is so important that they stick around. In the following excerpt, she tells readers her favorite honeybee facts. The more we learn about honeybees, the more fascinating they are. They live not as individuals, but as a ...

We're just days away from the first day of Spring and as temperatures start to warm up, local beekeepers are warning folks that you may start to see swarms of honey bees pop up on your property. The swarm may be hanging from a tree or some kind of structure. If you see one, don't panic or call an ...
Honeybees are the primary insect pollinators of U.S. crops, which are valued at $17 billion annually, but their population is in significant decline. Michelle Flenniken, Montana State University microbiologist and co-director of MSU's Pollinator Health Center, will discuss the honeybee crisis and ways to ...
Public Enemy No. 1 for honey bees has another target on its back. The Honey Bee Health Coalition announced today that it has collaborated with an international team of 12 scientists to secure more than $475,000 in grant funds from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to facilitate the testing ...
The Honey Bee Health Coalition has secured research funding to treat Varroa mite infestations. The Honey Bee Health Coalition collaborated with an international team of 12 scientists to secure more than $475,000 in grant funds from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to facilitate the testing of chemical ...
However, recently I happened on a book that describes how, every year, wild honeybees set out as a swarm to choose a new hive, as they have been doing for about 100 million years. It is a critical life-or-death, group decision-making process that Professor Thomas D. Seeley describes in his fascinating ...
The almond industry contributes an estimated $21 billion annually to California's economy and it is completely dependent on honeybees for its existence. For eight years the Wonderful Company, the world's largest almond grower, had been funding a large research project to breed another commercial ...
Dozens of young honey bees swirled and buzzed through the air on the warm, late June day. The two undergraduates, though, weren't sure how to proceed. Collecting bees for research purposes isn't covered in most classes. UNC Greensboro's Sara Rubio Correa and Erin Estes, a Northern Michigan ...
... resilience and colony health of honey bees. Seshadri will study the impact of nutrition and metabolic capacity on honeybee health. “Our project will examine the different phytochemicals available in pollen and determine their role in honey bee stress resilience and Varroa mite tolerance,” said Seshadri.
Honeybee larvae develop into queen bees only when they are fed large quantities of a food known as royal jelly. ... Because these proteins exist in this way just in honeybees, they most likely use them to do something very special." ... How Honeybees Defy Gravity with Royal Jelly to Raise Queens. Current ...
Almond growers not inspecting bee hives when they first arrive, or having them inspected before the bloom, are setting themselves and the industry up for delivery of weak colonies for pollination. Neil Trent is a bee inspector with Scientific Ag Company of Bakersfield, a company owned by bee broker Joe ...
Undefeated Amy's Challenge (Artie Schiller) is set to return to the work tab early this week as she prepares to stretch out in trip for the first time in the GIII Honeybee S. at Oaklawn Park Mar. 10. Owned by Joe Novogratz and trained by McLean Robertson, the dark bay bested the boys in a pair of juvenile ...

Honeybees Are Attracted to Fungicides and Herbicides Entomology professor May Berenbaum, left, and postdoctoral researcher Ling-Hsiu Liao found that honey bees have a slight preference for food laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil at certain concentrations. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer. Instead of ...
The salty treat is a collaboration between Instagram sensation the Naughty Fork and Honeybee owner Karen Muirhead. Samantha Schnur, the 24-year-old behind the Instagram account, taste-tested various doughnut recipes to find a pleasant balance between sweet, savory, and salty, she says.
The most widely-used class of pesticides in the country may be banned for home use in Vermont, if a bill aimed at protecting the state's pollinators becomes law. The bill, H.688, under consideration by the House Agriculture Committee earlier this week, would ban most household uses of neonicotinoids, ...
The Garden Club is planning to learn about honeybees this year to encourage their growth in Brigantine. As we did with the monarchs last summer, we hope to encourage the growth of this pollinator on our island. We will have a speaker in April to kick off this initiative. One of our most beloved events of the ...
One of the 18-wheelers was carrying a cargo of live honey bees, which is making the cleanup a little more delicate. Dwight said the bee cargo was damaged, but added of the people clearing the scene, "They've got their hands full to say the least.'' Dwight said at 10:10 a.m. that the goal is to get the roadway ...
A series of accidents closed I-10 westbound at the Old Pearl River Bridge for several hours Wednesday. The accident was cleared, and all lanes were opened before noon. The accidents happened on I-10 West at Mile Marker 270. Two people were sent to area hospitals with injuries, according to the St.
That's how we found ourselves spending last Saturday learning more about honey bees and beekeeping — more than I thought I ever wanted to know. It was a fascinating day. One of the first things I learned is that the correct spelling is honey bee, never honeybee. More importantly I learned that honey ...
The team started with the knowledge that bees secrete pheromones as a means of communication—and prior research has shown that one of the main components in honeybee pheromones is isoamyl acetate. Suspecting it likely served as a trigger, the researchers exposed bees in their lab to the ...
Honeybees are amazing and adorable, and they suffer when people spray pesticides or mow down wildflowers. We've heard plenty in recent years about collapsing bee colonies. So Jonas Geldmann, at the University of Cambridge, says he understands how the honeybee became a symbol of ...
In fact, they say domesticated honeybees actually contribute to wild bee declines through resource competition and spread of disease, with so-called environmental initiatives promoting honeybee-keeping in cities or, worse, protected areas far from agriculture, only likely to exacerbate the loss of wild ...
Cathy Isom has some stinging news about an alarming study that shows honeybees like what's actually bad for them. That's coming up on ... The study tested honeybee consumption of different sugar syrups, some plain and some with different concentrations of common pesticides. They found that while the ...
In all, 50 hives were trashed in the spree, and without their protection from the elements, the honeybees froze to death in the extreme cold. Now, police in Sioux City have charged the alleged culprits behind this bizarre, senseless crime. Two boys, aged 12 and 13, were arrested and charged last week in ...
"Although beehive fences may not completely stop elephant crop-raids the honey bees provide other benefits to the farms in the form of pollination services and a sustainable income from honey and wax products". The initiative is already harvesting honey from the beehives and four beekeeping workshops ...
A die-off of pollinating honeybees in recent years has caused concern among scientists. As NPR reported last year, "Researchers have scrambled to figure out what's killing the bees, and they've identified some factors — including pesticides aimed at killing insects, reduced forage plants, and bee mites ...
Fearmongers warn of a coming "Beepocalypse." The media narrative is that bees are dying, humans are responsible, and if bees go extinct, many of our favorite foods will disappear and humans will starve to death. That's a gross exaggeration. In reality, the western honey bee (a.k.a., European honey bee), ...
A bee killer toppled 100 beehives in Prunedale and sprayed hundreds of thousands of honey bees with gasoline over the weekend. The honey bees were being kept on Mike Hickenbottom's Prunedale property along Eacho Valley Road during the winter. The bees are owned by a man who lives in the ...
... are to daily life. Just by looking at fully grown oranges, apples and almonds, the honeybee wouldn't necessarily get marquee credit for their growth. ... But as the demand for bees has gone up, keeping honeybees healthy has also become more and more of a challenge. According to the USDA, Between ...
Other topics of research include bee vaccines. Gro Amdam, a professor in ASU's School of Life Sciences, is developing the world's first vaccines to protect honey bees from deadly diseases. Much of the research in the facility revolves around searching for ways to sustain and grow honey bee populations, ...
The results clearly identify the honey bee (Apis mellifera) as the single most frequent visitor to flowers of naturally occurring (non-crop) plants worldwide. Honey bees were recorded in 89 percent of the pollination networks in the honey bee's native range and in 61 percent in regions where honey bees have ...
HARRISBURG — Honeybees may be small, but they are big in importance. According to the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association, the honeybee population has been declining, and researchers are working to understand why. Some of the reasons include poor nutrition, pesticides, pests and ...
10 Jan 2018 --- When given the choice, honey bee foragers prefer to collect sugar syrup laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil over sugar syrup alone, researchers report in the journal Scientific Reports. The puzzling finding comes on the heels of other studies linking fungicides to declines in honey bee and wild bee ...
Registration for the honey bee project, one component of the South Carolina 4-H pollinator program, is open until Feb. 2. This project ... Raising honey bees as part of the South Carolina 4-H Pollinator Program is a family affair for John, Wilson, Catherine and Mary Rae Oxner of Leesville. Wilson and Mary ...
The results clearly identify the honey bee (Apis mellifera) as the single most frequent visitor to flowers of naturally occurring (non-crop) plants worldwide. Honey bees were recorded in 89 percent of the pollination networks in the honey bee's native range and in 61 percent in regions where honey bees have ...
Foraging honey bees could fly freely from one feeder to the other, choosing to collect either sugar syrup laced with a test chemical or sugar syrup mixed with a solvent as the control. Over the course of the study, she tested honey bee responses to nine naturally occurring chemicals, three fungicides and two ...
Tucked away in a dirt lot at the southern edge of Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus in Mesa, the Honey Bee Research Lab is home to wide-ranging ... Gro Amdam, a professor in ASU's School of Life Sciences, is developing the world's first vaccines to protect honey bees from deadly diseases.
The North Central Beekeepers' Association in Brainerd is offering scholarships this spring for youth interested in learning about honeybees. Ever wonder about honeybees and how to care for them? Interested young people should apply to become a beekeeper this spring.
We are deeply moved by your compassion. Between the contributions and the equipment we were able to salvage, our needs have been met.” The funding may not have an effect on the overwhelming pressure faced by honeybees worldwide, but it does ensure that one community will have its beekeepers, ...
ENGLEWOOD — Sometimes at practice, a few honeybees will buzz around the Denver Broncos' Gatorade bottles. That wasn't always the case. But when the team more than doubled the landscape at its headquarters, Brooks Dodson, the club's director of sports turf and grounds, noticed something: ...
Sioux City Police are trying to find vandals who killed hundreds of thousands of bees when they destroyed a local beekeeper's hives and equipment on the city's westside. Justin and Tori Engelhardt operate Wild Hill Honey and he says they went to clean snow from their 50 hives Thursday they found them ...
Around 2005, worker bees all over the world began abandoning their colonies, for no apparent reason. The global honeybee population plummeted, which was grim news for bees and humans alike, since one-third of the human diet is made up of crops we rely on bees to pollinate. If honeybees go extinct ...
The honey bee gut is colonized by specialized bacteria that help digest components of the floral pollen diet and produce molecules that likely promote ... The gut bacteria in bees and their pollen-rich diet are known contributors to honey bees' health, and understanding the functions of the various bacteria ...
There are two kinds of bees in this world. First, there are the domestic, managed bees that commercial beekeepers transport by the truckload to pollinate fruit trees, almonds, and other crops around the country. Most of the honey we eat comes from those domestic honeybees. But wild pollinators, including ...
Honey bees coordinate group-level behavior through thousands of small interactions that might appear random to the human eye; is there a hidden pattern to their encounters? By studying the timing of interactions between bees, the team found that the honey bee social network shared a key feature with ...


 

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