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Apiculture Congress Tackles Mystery Of Dying Bees

Attendees of this year’s Apimondia, the 41st world apiculture congress, in southern France are focusing on what is killing the world’s bees. Read more

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Colony Collapse: Are Potent Pesticides Killing Honeybees?

Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being sued by the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) for withholding details about the impact of neonicotinoids — a class of widely used pesticides — on honeybees and other pollinators. Read … Continue reading

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Sex lives of honeybees may explain their decline, say researchers

Leeds University researchers are to investigate whether the worldwide decline in the number of honeybees is due to a lack of variety in their sex lives. Read more

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Pesticides still suspect for bee problems

While viruses and other pathogens were deemed potentially responsible for the ongoing bee colony epidemic called colony collapse disorder (CCD), scientists from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) did not discard the potential effects of pesticides in this epidemic as … Continue reading

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Heat Forms Potentially Harmful Substance In High-fructose Corn Syrup, Bee Study Finds

Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that is often fed to honey bees. Read more

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Honey Bees with Colony Collapse Disorder Show their Genes

The first hard evidence of what is happening physiologically inside bees during Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been published in a new study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Illinois scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy … Continue reading

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Pathogen Loads Higher in Bee Colonies Suffering from Colony Collapse Disorder

A higher total load of pathogens—viruses, bacteria and fungi—appears to have the strongest link with Colony Collapse Disorder found so far, according to a new study published by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists. Read more

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Vaccine Could Protect Bees From Colony Collapse Disorder

The Israeli company Beeologics has developed a vaccine that may solve the disturbing problem of Colony Collapse Disorder, in which entire bee populations have been wiped out across the world. Read more

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Honeybees once more buzzing across N.J

After years of alarmingly bad news, New Jersey’s honeybees may finally have something to buzz about. Read more

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Honeybee crisis has Capitol Hill buzzing

On Capitol Hill, California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer wants Congress to spend $20 million to research colony collapse disorder, which has caused big losses for the nation’s beekeepers in recent years. Read more

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