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Why Are Honeybees Dying?

Why Are Honeybees Dying? | Bees, Honeybees & Other Pollinators | Scoop.it
The past year has been a bad one for America's honeybees, with commercial beekeepers reporting hive losses of up to 50 percent. Some blame the mysterious
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CALS apiculturist, Dr. David Tarpy joins Dick Rogers, manager of Bayer CropScience's Bee Care Center (under construction in RTP) & Jeffrey Lee, who owns Lee's Bees in Mebane, NC, to discuss the issue. Read more | http://wunc.org/post/why-are-hon

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The Robobee Project Is Building Flying Robots the Size of Insects: Scientific American

The Robobee Project Is Building Flying Robots the Size of Insects: Scientific American | Bees, Honeybees & Other Pollinators | Scoop.it
Thousands of robotic insects will take to the skies in pursuit of a shared goal
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The bees responsible for pollinating many of our food crops are dying, their hives mysteriously undergoing what is called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). To help address the threat to agriculture, Harvard researchers have created the first RoboBees and are now working on how to make the tiny bee-sized robots behave like a real hive.

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Bees sense flowers' electric signals

Bees sense flowers' electric signals | Bees, Honeybees & Other Pollinators | Scoop.it
Bumblebees can detect and distinguish electrical signals given by flowers to enhance discrimination and memory of floral rewards, a study suggests.

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Annie's curator insight, February 23, 2013 12:33 PM

Our hives have made it throulgh the winter so far....you can hear them in the hive!

Jayne Fenton Keane's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:15 PM

Even bees enjoy some "floral rewards".