News tagged with honey bee colonies

Winter honey bee losses decline

Total losses of managed honey bee colonies from all causes dropped to 21.9 percent nationwide for the 2011/2012 winter, a decline of some 8 percentage points or 27 percent from the approximately 30 percent ...

dateJun 01, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Bee-killing parasite genome sequenced

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have sequenced the genome of a parasite that can kill honey bees. Nosema ceranae is one of many pathogens suspected of contributing to the current bee population decline, termed ...

dateJun 05, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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A honey bee hive tells all

Exactly what plants do honey bees visit on their daily forages for food in rural Madison County, Ohio? A research team led by Dr. Reed Johnson from The Ohio State University has found that the answer lies ...

dateJan 12, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Warming world may spell bad news for honey bees

Researchers have found that the spread of an exotic honey bee parasite -now found worldwide - is linked not only to its superior competitive ability, but also to climate, according to a new study published ...

dateNov 25, 2014 in Ecology
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