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Pesticides not yet proven guilty of causing honeybee declines

The impact of crop pesticides on honeybee colonies is unlikely to cause colony collapse, according to a paper in the journal Science. More research is now needed to predict the impact of widely-used agricultural insecticides, called neonicotinoids, on honeybee populations. … Continue reading

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Job Swapping Changes Honeybee DNA

Honeybees in a hive have fairly identical genes. The queen is the mother, a very few drones are the fathers, and those drones are closely related to each other anyway. But “epigenetic” changes in the DNA, those that switch genes … Continue reading

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Parasitic fly creates “zombie bees” — a new factor explaining Colony Collapse Disorder Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034982_honeybees_zombies_colony_collapse.html#ixzz1me36oSer

Researchers at a California university have found a parasitic fly which causes honeybees to become disoriented and abandon their hives before dying, behavior which made one of the researchers compare them to zombies. Read more

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Honeybees shown to speak directly to hornet

This species of bee has figured out a way to speak very clearly to their gravest threat, as the researchers describe in their paper published in Animal Behavior, by banding together and shaking their abdomens. Read more

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Goathland apiceutical research centre hope

An academic who has studied the medicinal properties of bees for 25 years is hoping to set up a global research centre near his home in Goathland. Read more

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Study: Bees can follow sun on cloudy days

Bees can navigate using the sun even on cloudy days using clues from polarized light to determine the hidden sun’s position, Australian researchers say. Read more

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Brazilian Green Propolis Component Reduces DNA Damage

Antigenotoxicity of Artepillin C in vivo Evaluated by the Micronucleus and Comet Assays Read more

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Honey May Help Prevent Drug Resistance in Cancer Chemotherapy

Recently various P-gp inhibitors (chemosensitizers) are studied extensively to reverse MDR. In this scenario, we propose honey with multitude of polyphenolic flavonoids as a plausible candidate for inhibiting the P-gp proteins. Read more

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Propolis Component Helps Reduce Risks Type 2 Diabetes

The nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ plays an important role in adipocyte differentiation. Its ligands, including thiazolidinediones, improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes. Read more

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Boffins hope to use DNA to kill off mite destroying Kent’s bee population

Beekeepers across Kent have welcomed news of a breakthrough in the fight against the blood-sucking varroa mite parasite – but with reservations about its effectiveness. Read more

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