FORGET Jam and Jerusalem, the Women's Institute is urging people to turn to honey in a campaign to save our native honeybees
populations already under stress, the Newcastle University team believes these toxin-laden nectars could, in some cases, be a factor affecting colony health.
Two studies published in last Thursday's issue of the journal Science strongly suggest a link between honeybee
die-offs and a common class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
NATIVE black honeybees
are doing better across the UK than previously thought, according to a study.
Langstroth was paying attention when looking at honeybee
colonies in the 1800s.
And the rest, including serving as vice president of the Buncombe County Beekeepers Chapter (BCBC) and educating the public about honeybees
and sustainable honey production, is history.
Offered a choice in the lab, honeybees
and bumblebees sipped more of the sugar water containing a touch of a neonicotinoid pesticide than the plain sugar water.
Naishtat said the honeybee
"contributes more than $15 billion to the nation's economy each year" and "embodies the Texas values: hard work and harmony with nature.
The project will establish Chinese honeybee
protection area in order to keep western honeybee
out of the reserve, conduct gene exchange among different Chinese honeybee
populations, and selectively breed population with anti-sacbrood disease genes.
Despite being helped by the mild weather this winter, honeybees
still face a number of threats such as the parasitic mite Varroa and honeybee
viruses that are associated with it, the BBKA said.
Dr Geraldine Wright, one of the authors on the paper, heads Newcastle University's Honeybee
com)-- Co-founders Jill Koziol and Katie Stewart today announced the launch of HoneyBee
Because the honeybee
pollinates many of the fruits and vegetables that we eat, Mr.
Study leader Dr Geraldine Wright, Reader in Neuroethology at Newcastle University, explained that the effect of caffeine benefits both the honeybee
and the plant: "Remembering floral traits is difficult for bees to perform at a fast pace as they fly from flower to flower and we have found that caffeine helps the bee remember where the flowers are.
The surprise findings discovered by a team of researchers from Greek and French organisations in collaboration with Vita (Europe) Ltd, the UK-based honeybee
health specialist, will cause a complete re-thinking of honeybee