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Tags results for 'bees'

An Open Source Hive To Save The Bees

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2013 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Bees are dying in droves. Maybe automated manufacturing could give them some help.

Honeybees Trained to Sniff Out Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2013 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Bees may soon be able to take some of the sting out of cancer by detecting it early and getting patients into treatment sooner.

How Honey Bees Point Their Way To Food

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2014 02:43 AM
by AlexMuller
With help from light that humans can't see

Thousands of Australian bees are getting tagged for research

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Approximately 5,000 bees are receiving RFID tags.

Exposure to pesticides results in smaller worker bees

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2014 10:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Exposure to a widely used pesticide causes worker bees to grow less and then hatch out at a smaller size.

Suspicious Virus Makes Rare Cross-Kingdom Leap From Plants to Honeybees

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The tobacco ringspot virus, scientists announced last week, has made a jump that defies credulity.

Bumblebees infected with honeybee diseases

Posted in Science on 20th Feb, 2014 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
In the last few decades, many species have suffered steep declines, and some in the UK have gone extinct.

Humans, the Honey Hunters

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2014 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy-rich honey may have helped hominids evolve big brains.

Northern Europe hit by most bee deaths; EU study

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2014 04:10 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study covering 17 EU countries says that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in Mediterranean countries.

Open-source "intelligent" beehives developed to tackle Colony Collapse Disorder

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Bee colonies are in decline worldwide. This is a growing problem, and a number of theories and solutions are being explored.

Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use

Posted in Science on 10th May, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder.

Rate of honey bee losses in the US 'economically unsustainable'

Posted in Business on 17th May, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Bee populations have been dying at a rate which is economically unsustainable. Honey bees pollinate plants that produce about a quarter of US consumer foods.

US sets up honey bee loss task force

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The White House has set up a taskforce to tackle the decline of honey bees.

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists.

Some Bees Are Busier Than Others

Posted in Science on 3rd Aug, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
About 20% of the bees in a beehive account for 50% of the foraging activity. However, the slacker bees step up if the hard working ones are removed.

Tiny flying robots are being built to pollinate crops instead of real bees

Posted in Hardware on 5th Aug, 2014 04:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Honeybees, which pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat, have been dying at unprecedented rates because of a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.

Directing Venom To Fight Cancer

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Venom from scorpions or honeybees sounds like it wouldn’t do a person much good. But by directing a modified component just to tumors, researchers might leverage it into a drug.

Of bees, mites, and viruses:

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Virus infections after arrival of new parasitic mite in New Zealand honeybee colonies.

Bacteria from bees as a possible alternative to antibiotics

Posted in Medicine on 8th Sep, 2014 08:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia.

Bees, birds may suffer from pesticides

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2014 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Research is posing serious questions about whether neonicotinoids, the most common insecticides in the world, are affecting birds and bees more than previously thought.

Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, sending waves of workers who collide, grapple and die.

A Virus May Be the Cure for a Deadly Honeybee Disease

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Help may soon be on the way in the form of a virus that attacks bacteria and self-replicates until the job is done.

Plan bee: New measures to protect pollinators

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
The government has made an agreement with landowners including Network Rail and the Highways Agency to restore bee-friendly habitat throughout England.

Bees Decline Along with Their Favorite Flowers

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2014 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Everything from pathogens, pesticides and even diet have been blamed, but now researchers are pointing the finger at flowers.

Commercial bees threaten wild bees, say researchers

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The trade in bees used for honey or to pollinate crops could have a devastating impact on wild bees and other insects.

Researchers confirm that neonicotinoid insecticides impair bee's brains and harm colonies

Posted in Science on 6th Feb, 2015 03:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Research confirmed that levels of insecticides accepted to exist in agriculture cause poor performance by bee colonies.

Urban habitats 'provide haven' for bees

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2015 06:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Flowers planted in gardens and allotments provide a valuable food source for bees across the year, according to research.

New threats to wild bees identified

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Wild bumblebees are becoming infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers.

Indiegogo’s new crowdfunding record:

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2015 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
$5.3M and counting for a smart beekeeping system.

Nearly 1 in 10 European Bee Species Face Extinction

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A stunning 84 percent of the main crops grown for human consumption in Europe require insect pollination to enhance product quality and yields.

Bee behaviour mapped by using tiny trackers

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Understanding bee behavior is absolutely vital if we are to understand better why our bees are struggling and how we can reverse their decline.

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2015 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Pesticide problems are just one of many problems facing pollinators; this is separate from colony collapse disorder, which has devastated honeybee populations.

Parasites Are Wiping Out Entire Honeybee Colonies

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Although parasites have long been associated with colony collapse disorder, where entire hives are wiped out, only recently has the magnitude of the threat been realized.

Protect more bee species to safeguard crops, say scientists

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 01:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Almost 80% of crop pollination by wild bees is provided by just 2% of the most common species, say scientists.

Research shows that honey bees can rapidly evolve to overcome new disease

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops.

Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists use micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators.

US wild bee numbers decline as land is converted for biofuel

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The researchers say that the conversion of land to grow corn for biofuels is a key element in the decline.

Bee virus spread manmade and emanates from Europe

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded.

Bees Could Engineer Next-Generation Energy Storage

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016 06:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy storage could be the next item on the list when it comes to listing all the reasons we need to save the world’s bee population from collapse.

Bee model could be breakthrough for autonomous drones

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2016 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A computer model of how bees use vision to avoid hitting walls could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous drones.

Emerging strain of honeybee virus proves even more deadly

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Viral infections have been identified as a major factor in the continued decline of bee colonies.

Bees suffer from pollution confusion, says new study

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Bees look for flowers using their enhanced sense of smell, but air pollutants could be making it harder for them to sniff out possible food sources.

Action needed to 'future-proof' pollinators

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2016 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
International scientists are calling for action to "future-proof" the prosperity of pollinating insects, birds and mammals.

Popular insecticide greatly reduces Bee ability to lay eggs

Posted in Science on 10th Sep, 2016 10:40 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study has found neonicotinoids, the world’s most commonly used insecticide, cause queen honeybees to lay as much as two-thirds fewer eggs.

Large-scale study 'shows neonic pesticides harm bees'

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2017 02:48 PM
by Alex Muller
The most extensive study to date on neonicotinoid pesticides concludes that they harm both honeybees and wild bees.

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