Monthly Archives: April 2009

Bees Prefer Shortest Distance Between Two Flowers

Insects such as honeybees and bumble bees are predictable in the way they move among flowers, typically moving directly from one flower to an adjacent cluster of flowers in the same row of plants. The bees’ flight paths have a … Continue reading

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Chimps use special tools to raid hives for honey

But chimps, living in a remote and steamy African forest, have been observed for the first time using specially designed “tool kits” to extract honey from beehives, often glued to branches more than 50 yards above the forest floor. Read … Continue reading

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Honey production down 2.2% on Hawaii

Varroa mite infestation and dry weather contributed to a 2.2 percent decline in Hawai’i honey production last year, according to the local office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read More

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Bee researchers lose their funding

Brad McClincy can look into a hive crawling with thousands of bees and tell within seconds whether it’s healthy or diseased. But as millions of Ohio honeybees get ready to pollinate crops this year, McClincy won’t visit Madison County’s 39 … Continue reading

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150th anniversary of bees’ introduction to NZ

“Today’s 150th anniversary of the introduction of bees to New Zealand represents a milestone for the industry in this country,” said John Hartnell, Federated Farmers bee industry group spokesperson. Read More

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Flight of the bumble (and honey) bee

Insects such as honeybees and bumble bees are predictable in the way they move among flowers, typically moving directly from one flower to an adjacent cluster of flowers in the same row of plants. Read More

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‘Armed’ chimps go wild for honey

Cameras have revealed how “armed” chimpanzees raid beehives to gorge on sweet honey. Read More

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