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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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Bees Equiped With Microchips Help Explain Hive Declines

In hopes of better understanding why bee populations are in decline, scientists are attaching microchips to bees to monitor their movements. The tiny device is glued to the back of the bees works with equipment installed at the entrance of … Continue reading

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UK warned as plague of bee-eating hornets spreads north in France

For five years they have wreaked havoc in the fields of south-western France, scaring locals with their venomous stings and ravaging the bee population to feed their rapacious appetites. Now, according to French beekeepers, Asian predatory hornets have been sighted … Continue reading

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Paris rooftops abuzz with beekeeping

Common sense says it is better to keep hives of stinging insects in the countryside, away from city centers packed with people. Yet on storied rooftops and public gardens in the urban jungle of Paris, the bee business is thriving. … Continue reading

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French bees find a haven in Paris

There are more than 300 known colonies in the French capital, up from about 250 five years ago, according to the National Beekeepers’ Association. Hives have appeared on the roof of the OpĂ©ra Garnier, on balconies and in parks. Read … Continue reading

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Bees Can Mediate Escape Of Genetically Engineered Material Over Several Kilometers

A study by scientists from the Nairobi-headquartered international research centre icipe, in collaboration with the French Institut de Recherche pour le DĂ©veloppement (IRD) has established that bees have the potential to mediate the escape of transgenes (genetically engineered material) from … Continue reading

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Corn Ethanol Puts Bees in Trouble

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Hornets hit France and could reach Britain

Swarms of giant hornets renowned for their vicious stings and skill at massacring honeybees have settled in France. And there are now so many of the insects that entomologists fear it will just be a matter of time before they … Continue reading

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