Tag Archives: Pollination

Pressure on bee population in New Zealand discussed at meeting

Bee industry and horticultural interests are meeting in Auckland on Tuesday to discuss a research strategy to ensure the survival of honey bees and the pollination services they provide. Read more

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Apples and pears at risk in UK

British apples and pears are under threat because of a dramatic decline in honeybee numbers, experts have warned. Read More

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Hand-pollination replaces bees in Sichuan

For 3,000 years, farmers in China’s Sichuan province pollinated their fruit trees the old-fashioned way: they let the bees do it. Flowers produce nectar that attracts bees, which inadvertently transfer sticky grains of pollen from one flower to another, fertilizing … Continue reading

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Ore. researcher hopes dye attracts bees to fields

Oregon State University researchers hope that a fluorescent dye can attract more native bumblebees to farm fields to replace declining honeybees and boost the numbers of an insect essential to agriculture. Read More

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Bad year for blueberry growers

Pollination of berry crops is taking place right now, however, a growing number of fields – and a decreasing number of bees – spells a bad year for berries, officials fear. Read More

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Berries shrink in Canada as bees die

It could be a dark year for local blueberry growers, as bee populations continue to diminish at an unprecedented rate. Read More

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Farmers look at native pollinators

After an entomologist dug it up from its comfy underground home overlooking a cherry orchard, the longhorn bee was placed in a tiny glass vial and passed among a crowd of curious onlookers. To the orchardists, university extension agents and … Continue reading

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Farmers learn what it takes to attract native bees

After an entomologist dug it up from its comfy underground home overlooking a cherry orchard, the longhorn bee was placed in a tiny glass vial and passed among a crowd of curious onlookers. To the orchardists, university extension agents and … Continue reading

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Apple growers feel sting of mysterious honeybee loss

Colonies of honeybees died across the region this winter, a year after the first national reports of a mysterious bee-killing phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder. Read more

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Colony Collapse Disorder, Then What?

Almond Pollination Exposed Vulnerabilities, and Resilience in Bee Colonies Read more

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