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The bee: a small insect with a flair for architecture, a sweet harvest and a colossal influence on our lives. It turns out we’ve been taking them a bit for granted. Up until recently, few of us understood the role they play in the running of our planet’s biosphere. That is about to change, if it has...
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It has been about a decade since beekeepers and scientists began documenting a decline in honeybee populations and other important pollinators. Even if you're not a lover of bees or honey, you should know that bees are critically important to our food supply. They help pollinate billions of dollars...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Long term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide damages bees' ability to forage for pollen – and may be changing their choices of which flowers to visit – according to new research published today. The research, conducted at Royal Holloway University of London, monitored bee activity using Rad...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Over the last several years, a massive number of bee colonies have died, putting beekeepers, farmers and scientists in a bit of a panic. They've come up with a lot of reasons why colonies are collapsing and dwindling. But on Tuesday, Jeff Pettis, research leader of the U.S. Department of Agri...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
  Bees are a vital part of the ecosystem. It has been falsely attributed to Albert Einstein that the great scientist and philosopher said that if the bee disappeared from the planet then man would have no more than four years to live. Einstein did not say this but the sentiment, if exaggerat...
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