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A while back, I wrote about how the US Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting a slow-motion reassessment of a widely used class of insecticides, even as evidence mounts that it's harming key ecosystem players from pollinating bees to birds.
An alarming drop in bee populations has caught the attention of researchers at NMSU's Agricultural Science Center in Los Lunas.
A class of insecticides popular with corn and soybean farmers in the U.S. Midwest but feared as a factor in the decline of U.S. honey bee colonies and other crop pollinators, has been found to be widespread through rivers and streams in Iowa , according to a government study released on Thursday.
Bees are an intrinsic part of the natural world, and without them crops will fail, flowers won't bloom and the human race will be in big trouble, but there's another thing we'll be missing out on if bees become extinct-their natural artistic gifts.
Honey bees , especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range.
A municipal worker who got stung by an estimated 1,000 bees while mowing a park lawn on Thursday was in stable condition.
The last few posts on these pages have touched on the pressures on what some might call the most important asset of any farm: healthy soil.
Research into the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides - which have been linked to declines in bees - will be funded by manufacturers under Government plans MPs have raised concerns over Government plans to allow pesticide manufacturers to fund "critical" research examining the impact of their chemicals on bees.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife probably would have preferred a taste of honey but ended up on the business end of a bee sting.
A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.
There are lessons to be learned in honeybees, and the Onslow County Beekeepers Association is dedicated to sharing those lessons.
James McCormick, director of the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture program, said work on the program began in December but wasn't approved by the state Legislature until earlier this year.
Honey bees, crucial in the pollination of many U.S. crops, are still dying off at an worrisome rate, even though fewer were lost over the past winter, according to a government report issued on Thursday.
Fifty-miles-per-hour winds ripped through Fort Greene Park as Detective Specialist Anthony Planakis looked up at the tree in front of him.
Teen journalists Nardous Bahru of Parkrose High School and Andrew Nguy of David Douglas High School donned protective suits and stepped into the buzzing of bees as they reported and photographed field research Thursday at Oregon State University's Honey Bee Lab in Corvallis.
Enjoy eating healthy foods like cherries, broccoli, almonds and strawberries? Consuming them is possible in large part due to bee pollination, but since their population is severely dwindling because of pesticide use and disease, many states are now paying people to help save and raise the beneficial insect.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 04:44 am
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