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Guide to beekeeping in urban Tasmania

STBA is working with the Hobart City Council to produce a code of conduct guide for people keeping bees in urban areas.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

Sun Aug 31, 2014


Farmers warned against killing bees, flies

Entomologists working on the Global Pollination Project in the country have cautioned farmers to desist from destroying pollinators -- especially bees and flies -- in order to boost farm yields.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Environment, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Honey


Companies seek to boost agricultural productivity

Orlan Love/The Gazette The untreated soybean plant on the left is smaller and less vigorous than the one on the right, which has been treated with TagTeam LCO, a seed inoculant that helps plants make better use of phosphate fertilizer.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Monsanto, Chemicals, Marketing, Mitchell County, IA

Scientific Blogging

You Are Ready To Eat Insects If You Have These Characteristics

Are you in the target market to eat insects? The easiest uptake will be by a young male who claims to care more about the environment, believes they are progressive and adventurous about food, and already doesn't care about meat.


Related Topix: Science

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Invasive insects taking a bite from N.Y. farms,a

Invasive insects taking a bite from N.Y. farms, gardens An invasive insect is putting $325M worth of fruit, grapes and berries grown in New York at risk Check out this story on New invasive pests are arriving at New York gardens and farms more frequently.


Related Topix: Science, New York, Binghamton, NY, Chemung County, NY, Broome County, NY, Johnson, NY

Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards reigns the Year of the Horse

Wild Horse Winery , named for the wild mustangs that used to roam the hills above the vineyard, has been an icon since 1983 as California's Central Coast luxury winery.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Drink, Wine, Monterey County, CA

CBC News

Health Canada pulling last of citronella-based bug sprays

Sophia Harris has worked as a CBC video journalist across the country, covering everything from the start of the annual lobster fishery in Yarmouth, N.S., to potash prices in Saskatchewan.


Related Topix: Journalism, Canada, Science, Marketing

The Messenger

Sharing a passion in entomology

Michael Oberg is expecting a quiet flurry of wings as monarch butterflies flit through the bushes at Brushy Creek Recreational Area near Lehigh, stirred by the scientists and volunteers taking part in the butterfly tagging and educational presentations planned for Saturday at the Prairie Resource Center.


Related Topix: Science, Missouri, us Travel, Travel

Sat Aug 30, 2014

U.S. rice farmers see opportunity in China

Greg Yielding was given a quixotic task: travel to China and determine if consumers there would be willing to eat American rice.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Science, Agriculture, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

The Windsor Star

Maple Leaf Foods says it has had no insect-related complaints about food quality

Jennifer Murray a package of Maple Leaf lunch meat that she claims contained a fly and fly eggs.


Related Topix: Science, Food, McCain Foods, Maple Leaf Foods

KRVN-AM Lexington

Locust Swarm Descends Upon Madagascar's Capital

A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo on Thursday, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city.


Related Topix: Madagascar, Africa, World News, Science, Agriculture

Journal and Courier

Bees aren't the only pollinators you can attractBees aren't the only...

Bees aren't the only pollinators you can attract Help offset bees' dramatic loss by attracting alternative pollinators.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture

Medical News

Study investigates consumers' readiness to adopt insects as meat substitute

The most likely early adopters of insets as a meat substitute in Western societies are young men with weak attitudes toward meat, who are open to trying novel foods and interested in the environmental impact of their food choice.


Related Topix: Science, Medicine, Health

Christian Science Monitor

Ebola outbreak: 5 questions answered

Ebola is a deadly virus found in several regions of Africa. But it doesn't spread easily: The virus is transmitted through contact with bodily fluids.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

My Mother Lode

McClintock: Rim Fire Plan "Tragedy"

Congressman Tom McClintock is not mincing words about his opinions of the Record of Decision for the Rim Fire Recovery Project.


Related Topix: Science

Fri Aug 29, 2014

International Business Times

Blake Lively Celebrates "Bee-Day": Attacked By Bees Before 27th Birthday

Actress Blake Lively poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film "Grace of Monaco" out of competition during the 67th Cannes Film Blake Lively wrote that she's been busy shooting content for Preserve for the past months.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

The Bennington Banner

West Nile Virus Detected in Southern Vermont

The mosquitoes from Newbury were collected on August 18. The five other batches were collected on August 21. Three of these were from the same site in Rockingham.


Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Newbury, VT, Science


Insect molting is 'like having your lungs ripped out'

When an insect gets too big for its exoskeleton, it sheds it. This process-known as molting-might sound matter-of-fact, but it's not.


Related Topix: Science, North Carolina State University, Avondale, PA, Texas A&M University


Climate changes may be affecting bug presence in Missouri

According to the MDC, shorter winters and longer summers allow for insects to thrive because conditions are ideal for feeding and procreating.


Related Topix: Science

New Scientist

Your death microbiome could catch your killer

MILLIONS want you dead. No, it's not a Twitter conspiracy, but a battle raging beneath your skin.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology