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Yes, The Honeybee Is Still In Trouble

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>“Call off the bee-pocalypse,” read a <i>Washington Post</i> headline in 2015. Another <i>Post</i> article repeated the same argument this …

Ecology

The Waggle Dance of the Honeybee

Wild honeybee comb. Pic upside down. Would be hanging in a hollow tree #honeybees credits to Reddit User Proteon. https://t.co/jd8JKx2S5B

A Hardier Honeybee That Fights Back By Biting Back

Keeping honeybees healthy has become a challenge for beekeepers. One main reason is a threat that has been wiping out bees since the late 1980s: the varroa mite.<p>"It's a parasitic mite that feeds on the blood of adult bees and on the brood. It also transmits virus, and it suppresses the immune …

HOW TO: Help save the honeybees

The humble honeybee needs your help. The buzzing pollinators’ population has declined significantly, which poses a threat to our food supply. To …

Scientists say spread of virus that's killing honeybees 'a man-made thing'

The global spread of a virus that deforms the wings of honeybees and kills them in droves was caused by humans, new research has found.<p>According to the study published this week in Science, the problem dates to the mid-20th century when Asian honeybees traded widely in the former Soviet Union were …

Natural beekeeping: should it replace conventional beekeeping?

I’d like to set out how the stance of the Natural Beekeeping Trust (NBKT) evolved and to contrast this with both the conventional approach and with …

Pesticides not sole culprit in honey bee colony declines

The world's most common insecticide does not significantly harm honey bee colonies at real-world dosage levels, a new multiyear, field-based study …

Honey bees use multiple genetic pathways to fight infections

Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to …

Pesticides and Bees: It's Complex

Bees are weird. A honey bee hive is an entire insect society dedicated to stealing plant sperm (some of you call that pollen).<p>Adult bees take pollen …

'Neonics Not Key Driver of Bee Deaths'--USDA Study May Clash With White House Poised to Restrict Pesticide

Even as a special White House created task force is poised any day now to address concerns over supposedly vanishing honeybees, new research suggests that the very premise of the federal investigation may be misplaced.<p>Last summer, President Obama asked the Environmental Protection Agency to …

Pesticides

Common metal addles honey bee brains

At levels considered safe for human food, a common industrial pollutant called manganese can knock honey bees off their game.<p>A new study shows that …

Book Review: You Can Paint Vibrant Watercolors in Twelve Easy Lessons

This is a helpful beginners book for learning watercolour.<p>The author and artist is Yuko Nagayama (永山裕子) from Japan. The original edition of this book …

My Town: John Fleer’s Asheville, NC

We asked the chef to design his perfect Asheville day—from first light to lights out<p>After fifteen years in Tennessee as the head chef at Blackberry Farm, <b>John Fleer</b> and his wife Katy, both North Carolina natives, were eager to return to the Tar Heel State. “We’d had our eye on Asheville for a long …

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central …

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Wearable Tech Already Deployed In Australia... On Bees

At last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, wearable technology was supposedly the hottest new thing. A wide array of companies introduced headsets, activity monitors and smartwatches to compete with the likes of Google Glass, Fitbit and the Pebble watch. But in Australia, …

Follow the Honey: Can we Save the Bees by Tracking Them?

Colony Collapse Disorder may sound like the name of a dystopian science fiction novel, but it's a real and present danger to the planet. For years, …