News tagged with honeybee population

RoboBees get smart in pollen pursuit

( —When a scout honeybee returns to the hive, she performs a "waggle dance," looping and shaking her rear end in particular patterns to direct her comrades toward the jackpot of nectar and pollen she's found. Her ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Even low doses of insecticides put honeybees at risk

Scientists in France have discovered that honeybees are at a higher risk of dying from infection by Nosema ceranae (N. ceranae) when they are exposed to low doses of insecticides. The results, presented in the journal PLoS ...

dateSep 01, 2011 in Ecology
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Breeding a better bee

The population of honeybees remains endangered, threatening the world's food supply, and scientists have decided that the best way to save the insects may be to breed a better bee.

dateJul 11, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Solving the mystery of the vanishing bees

( -- As scientists continue to be baffled over the recent decline in bee populations around the world, a new model developed by Dr Andrew Barron at Macquarie University in collaboration with David Khoury and Dr ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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