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Help researchers understand colony collapse disorder – beekeepers, fill out the USDA survey

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service, in conjunction with the Apiary Inspectors of America, is conducting a voluntary survey to determine the bee colony losses for the 2009/2010 winter. Read more

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CNSNews.com Bees in Even More Trouble After Bad Winter

The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees’ pollen and hives laden with pesticides. Read more

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Survey: Honeybee colony collapse losses declining

Fewer beekeepers are reporting evidence of a mysterious ailment that had been decimating the U.S. honeybee population. Read more

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Honeybee Population Decline and Its Devastating Effects Are Topic of ‘Vanishing of the Bees’

Bee Native, The Honeybee Conservancy and the Natural Resources Defense Council announce the creation of a February 4th fundraiser for “Vanishing of the Bees,” a new documentary that comprehensively demystifies the collapse of honeybee populations across the planet and its … Continue reading

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French roads to help honey bees

Paris – France is to sow nectar-bearing flowers on the sides of roads in an experiment aimed at helping the honey bee, hit by an alarming worldwide decline, the ministry of sustainable development said on Tuesday. Read more

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Oregon bees to substitute for disappearing honeybees

OSU researchers experimenting with native species to pollinate red clover, a rotation crop Read more

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Scientists examine how common pesticide mixes may affect bee die-offs

Since reports of widespread bee die-offs began to surface in October 2006, researchers have investigated possible reasons ranging from hive-infecting mites to cell phone-tower radiation. They have yet to pinpoint the cause of colony collapse disorder — most likely, because … Continue reading

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Arrayit and the USDA Join Forces to Protect America’s Crop Plants

Press release: Arrayit Corporation (OTCBB: ARYC), a proprietary life sciences technology leader, announced on October 21st, 2009 that the US Department of Agriculture in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, purchased Arrayit’s proprietary technology to assist the USDA in fighting off honeybee extinction … Continue reading

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Penn State researchers promote pollinator-friendly native gardens

Across the country, pollinators such as honeybees and hummingbirds are declining due to habitat loss, diseases such as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), pests and excessive pesticide use. Penn State researchers and educators are hoping to help combat these issues by … Continue reading

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New film blames drug firm for plight of honey bees

It’s a question that has baffled the worlds of agriculture and science – what is it that has caused the mysterious deaths of honey bees all over the world in the last five years? Read more

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