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German Airports Using “Biodetective” Honeybees To Monitor Air Quality

Environmental monitoring has come a long way since the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Now we use bees. Read more

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Honey bee geneticist named to academy

Honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., emeritus professor and former chair man of the Department of Entomology, UCD, is a newly elected member of the oldest scientific academy of science, the Germany Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Read more

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German Scientists Say Pest-Fighting Bees Could Protect Crops

German scientists believe that honey bees could be used to protect crops from pests such as caterpillars, a finding that could eliminate the necessity for potentially harmful insecticides. Read More

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Beekeeper Favors Natural Processes

Germany’s largest beekeeper and honey producer, Guenter Friedmann, is not merely concerned with the practical aspects beekeeping. He considers the biological and spiritual factors in a dynamic economic system to be equally important facets of his successful business. Read More

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Germans probing whether Bayer pesticide caused honeybee colony collapse

A German prosecutor is investigating Werner Wenning , Bayer’s chairman, and Friedrich Berschauer , the head of Bayer CropScience , after critics alleged that they knowingly polluted the environment. Read More

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German Coalition Sues Bayer Over Pesticide Honey Bee Deaths

The German organization Coalition against Bayer Dangers today brought legal action against Werner Wenning, chairman of the Bayer AG Board of Management, by filing a charge against him with the public prosecutor in Freiburg. Read More

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The bees fitted with microchips to find out why their species is dying

Professor Juergen Tautz and his team at the University of Wurzburg in Germany are studying the health of more than 150,000 bees, in the hope of halting the apparently inexorable decline in their worldwide population. Read More

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German food company executives arrested in plot to import honey illegally from China

Two executives of a German-based company have been arrested on federal charges of conspiring to import honey contaminated with an illegal antibiotic from China, authorities announced Tuesday. Read More

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Mass death of bees in Germany: Pesticide approvals suspended

The German Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has ordered the immediate suspension of the approval for eight seed treatment products due to the mass death of bees in Germany’s Baden-Wuerttemberg state. Read More

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German Bee Populations Collapse

Bee colonies have begun dying off in alarming numbers all around the world. The collapse of bee populations has multiple causes, none of which have easy remedies, a German biology professor has warned. Read More

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