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‘Suspect’ in bee colony deaths found


June 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A parasitic mite that is killing honey bee colonies around the world through a virus has been identified, a media report said.Bee populations have been falling ... Read more...

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Common pesticide behind beehive collapse


April 9th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Imidacloprid, a common pesticide, may have been responsible for the sharp worldwide decline of honeybee colonies since 2006, says a study.Pinpointing the cause of the problem ... Read more...

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Bumblebees on verge of extinction?


January 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Four previously abundant species of the bumblebee, considered one of the most important plant pollinators, are on the verge of being wiped out, a study says.There has been ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sleep-deprived bees make poor dancers: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Like humans, bees aren't at their best on the job if they've been deprived of sleep, according to a new study.The research showed that sleep-deprived bees are less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bee colony collapse linked with viral, fungal infection


October 9th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): It seems the long-standing mystery of the sudden death of bee colonies since late 2006 across North America has been solved.Shan Bilimoria of the Texas Tech University said ... Read more...

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Bumblebees Included In The Catalog Of Endangered Species


June 24th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A conservationist outfit in America launched an appeal on Wednesday that demanded the inclusion of a bumblebee from Southern Oregon and Northern California in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Conservationists Petition To Add Franklin’s Bumblebee Into Endangered Species List


June 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A conservationist group has filed a petition that puts Franklin's bumblebee into the endangered list. The species is found in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The ... Read more...

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Heat turns high-fructose corn syrup into honey bee killer


August 27th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Heat fosters the formation of a potentially dangerous toxic substance in high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) killing honey bees who had the syrup, says a new study. This may ... Read more...

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Attacking parasite may help deal with honeybee colony collapse


April 15th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): By isolating the parasite behind honeybee colony depopulation syndrome, also known as colony collapse disorder in the USA, scientists have found a possible cure for the infection.Spanish ... Read more...

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Wild bees can serve as effective pollinators


March 25th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has determined that wild bees, which are not affected by a disease that has hurt honey bee populations, can serve as effective pollinators.Over the ... Read more...

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