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Now researchers from North Carolina State University are proposing a set of guidelines for assessing the performance of pollinator species in order to determine which species are most important and should be prioritized for protection.
The pesticide sulfoxaflor is "highly toxic" to bees and other insects, the groups say, and could be contributing to broader declines of bee populations around the world.
Insects will have their day the Capitol Monday, when the state's leading researchers on bees and butterlifes provide an update on environmental risks facing important pollinators in Minnesota.
The Sleepy Bee Cafe now has an opening date: the breakfast and lunch spot in Oakley will open the week of December 16, with a grand opening date just before Christmas on Dec. 21. Owned by John Hutton and Sandra Gross, who also own the nearby Blue Manatee children's bookstore, the Sleepy Bee is inspired by the busy, useful honeybee.
The holidays are upon us, and that means it's time to show your buddies you care by buying them things they probably don't need.
Have you heard the buzz about bee colonies collapsing? Entomologist Noah Wilson-Rich wanted to study ways to keep bees healthy, but grant money proved elusive.
In the upscale Kolonaki district in central Athens sits a five-story, all-organic beauty store called Apivita, complete with a spa, library, hair salon, garden, pharmacy and juice bar-a truly surreal sight after seeing and hearing the devastating effects of the financial crisis in Greece.
Honeybees are not native to America. Their establishment here is credited to European settlers and their long sea voyages in the 1700s and 1800s.
The Laurelwood Garden Club of Fitchburg will hold its holiday luncheon meeting Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Harley House Inn, 909 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg.
The 52nd Louisiana Beekeepers Association Convention was held Dec. 6-7 at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center in Covington.
THE National Bee Keeping Association in Fiji is calling on beekeepers to be wary of the spread of virus and unwanted pathogens when beginning hives for their farm.
In 1999, Sugata Mitra was chief scientist at a company in New Delhi that trains software developers.
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Anne Kallas/Special to The Star Royal jelly is special product bees produce full of antibacterial agents that can help people fight off common infections, according to Brian Cox, who sells honey and other bee-related products at the downtown Ventura farmers market.
We also know the basics of the beehive containing a single queen bee, hundreds of worker bees, and several hundred to several thousand drones with their only function is to mate with the queen , each with their own degree of specialization and place in the honeybee society.
Judy Kahl's work for the Foundation Fighting Blindness began with a letter to family and friends.