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Attracting wild bees to farms is good insurance policy

Posted by External 16 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to research. The paper gives farmers of pollination-dependent crops tangible results to convert marginal acreage to fields of wildflowers. Read More
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Wild Bees Improve Farm Revenues by Boosting Crop Yields

Posted by External 17 days ago General
http://www.enn.com — Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to Michigan State University research. The paper, published in the current issue of the Journal of Applied Ecology, gives farmers of pollination-dependent crops tangible results to conve Read More
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Elephant Alarm Call Warns of Angry Bees | Video

Posted by External 43 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — When an African elephant family hears an alarm call warning of angry bees, they move away quickly and the matriarch shakes her head to flick off any insects. Read More
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Managed honeybees linked to new diseases in wild bees, UK study shows

Posted by External 61 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK's wild bumblebees, according to new research. The study suggests that some diseases are being driven into wild bumblebee populations from managed honeybees. Read More
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Bees fight to a stalemate in the battle of the sexes

Posted by External 65 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Just like humans, whether or not some genes are switched on in bumblebees is a result of a battle of the sexes between genes inherited from their mother and genes inherited from their father. Read More
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Urban Bees Start Using Plastic Waste to Build Hives

Posted by External 67 days ago General
http://www.enn.com — Urban bees have started using bits of discarded plastic bags and plastic building materials to construct their nests, according to a new study of their behavior. It's an important discovery because it shows bees' resourcefulness and flexibility in adapting to a human-dominated world, says lead author Scott MacIvor of the University of Guelph. "Plastic waste pervades the global landscape," said Ma Read More
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Bees' Salt-Sensing Feet Explain Swimming Pool Mystery

Posted by External 77 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — Bees sense salt with their feet, perhaps explaining why they swarm homeowners' trendy salt-water pools, new research on bee senses suggests. The study might help researchers understand how pesticides harm bees. Read More
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As Plant Virus Jumps to Bees, Does it Cause Colony Collapse?

Posted by External 82 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — A plant virus has jumped kingdoms and is now infecting bees. Read More
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