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24 percent of European bumblebee species threatened with extinction

Apr 3, 2014
24 percent of European bumblebee species threatened with extinction

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Europe’s largest bumblebee, the Endangered Bombus fragrans, is seriously threatened by the intensification of agriculture Photo: Göran Holmström ...

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The Year-Round Bee Garden

The Year-Round Bee Garden

If you want a backyard garden producing fruits and vegetables, you want bees. Heck, you NEED bees, nature's most efficient sex surrogates. Bees (including the native bees such as solitary bees and bumblebees) as well as other pollinators such as moths,...

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More bad news for bees

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Dec 4, 2013
More bad news for bees

The researchers behind that study in PLOS ONE – Jeffery S. Pettis, Elinor M. Lichtenberg, Michael Andree, Jennie Stitzinger, Robyn Rose, Dennis vanEngelsdorp — collected pollen from hives on the east coast, including cranberry and watermelon crops, and fed it to healthy bees. Those bees had a serious decline in their ability to resist a parasite...

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Protection for Pollinators: Conservation Groups and Scientists Push for USDA to Save Wild Bumble Bees

Oct 29, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2013 – Leading conservation and science voices renewed their call today for a key federal agency to protect bumble bees in light of numerous threats contributing to population declines. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Cons...

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Stress a key factor in causing bee colonies to fail

Oct 7, 2013
Stress a key factor in causing bee colonies to fail

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Fear of Predators Drives Honey Bees Away from Good Food Sources

Oct 2, 2013
Fear of Predators Drives Honey Bees Away from Good Food Sources

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Bee-killing pesticides found in ‘bee-friendly’ plants from garden centers nationwide

Aug 15, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2013 – Many "bee friendly" home garden plants sold at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) and other leading garden centers have been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees, according to a new, first-of-i...

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Study Shows Crop Fungicides May Harm Bees

Jul 25, 2013

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A study by researchers at the University of Maryland at College Park shows that crop fungicides thought to be harmless to bees in fact may affect their health. The study confirms what UC Davis bee expert Eric Mussen has …


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Bee Faithful? Plant-Pollinator Relationships Compromised When Bee Species Decline

Jul 24, 2013
Bee Faithful? Plant-Pollinator Relationships Compromised When Bee Species Decline

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Unified Beekeeping Industry Organizations File Appeal Against EPA for the Full Registration of the Pesticide Sulfoxaflor

Jul 8, 2013

San Francisco July 8, 2013 — National Beekeeping organizations along with the National Honey Bee Advisory Board have come together in an attempt to protect the bee industry by an appeal against EPA for its approval of the pesticide Sulfoxaflor, shown...