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Sex life may hold key to honeybee survival

The number and diversity of male partners a queen honeybee has could help to protect her children from disease, say University of Leeds scientists, who are investigating possible causes of the widespread increase ...

dateSep 14, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Bumblebees dive in to fill a void

Native pollinators such as these fat, fuzzy bumblebees, once an overlooked sideshow in the insect world, are gaining widespread appreciation among everyone from backyard gardeners to big-time farmers. That's because European ...

dateSep 02, 2009 in Ecology
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Urban beekeeping generates buzz

Walking up to the roof of the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C., is not a jaw-dropping experience. Exit the door and you are confronted with a sea of roof tiles and empty space -- there is nothing about this rooftop that ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Beehive fence deters elephant raiders

(PhysOrg.com) -- A fence made out of beehives wired together has been shown to significantly reduce crop raids by elephants, Oxford University scientists report.

dateJun 05, 2009 in Ecology
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Flight of the bumble (and honey) bee

Insects such as honeybees and bumble bees are predictable in the way they move among flowers, typically moving directly from one flower to an adjacent cluster of flowers in the same row of plants. The bees' ...

dateMar 20, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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