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Pesticides found in most pollen collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contain at least one neonicotinoid, a class of pesticide that has been implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder, in which adult bees abandon their hives during winter. Read More
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Bees with tiny transmitters on their backs show how disease harms the threatened insects

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Researchers are creating a buzz in bee research, gluing tiny transmitters to the backs of the insects for the first time. Biologists glued RFID chips to the backs of 960 bees, providing new insights into how disease affects the threatened insects. Read More
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Examining the neonicotinoid threat to honey bees

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — The decline of honey bees has been a major concern globally for the past decade. One of the factors that could be contributing to the decline is the use of insecticides -- specifically neonicotinoids -- that persist in rivers and streams. Researchers now report that although sunlight plays an important role in degrading pollutants, its effects on neonicotinoids can diminish dramatically even in s Read More
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What is the value of bees?

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http://www.enn.com — What are bees worth to our economy? A group of researchers have attempted to do the math, and the result shows exactly why we need to protect our pollinating bees but also why we can’t rely on economic worth alone to make our arguments for saving threatened species.It may sound slightly abhorrent to put a price on a living creature–and, to an extent, it is. But calculating the monetary worth Read More
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Honey Bees' African Ancestors May Hold Cure for Biting Mite Plague

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Blood-sucking parasites are yet another serious threat to plague bees. Read More
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Mississippi farmers, beekeepers and protecting bees

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Researchers are looking at the relationships between pesticides and row crops, farmers and beekeepers, and factors influencing honeybee health. This story focuses on the Mississippi Honey Bee Stewardship Program. Read More
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Surprisingly few 'busy bees' make global crops grow

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Surprisingly few bee species are responsible for pollinating the planet's crops, a major international study finds. Only two percent of wild bee species pollinate 80 percent of bee-pollinated crops worldwide, the researchers suggest. Read More
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Changes in forest structure affect bees, other pollinators

Posted by External 62 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Over the past century, many forests have shifted from open to closed canopies. The change in forest structure could be contributing to declines in pollinator species, especially native bees, according to a new study. Read More
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