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Hécatombes dans les ruches : des abeilles forcées à butiner trop jeunes

Hécatombes dans les ruches : des abeilles forcées à butiner trop jeunes | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Les insecticides ou parasites qui affectent les abeilles adultes forcent les plus jeunes à butiner trop précocement, ce qui provoque la mort d'un grand nombre d'entre elles.
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Urban areas are hives for wild bees

Urban areas are hives for wild bees | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.
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Environmentalists sue to list bumble bee as endangered | Reuters

Environmentalists sue to list bumble bee as endangered | Reuters | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - A bumble bee once common in the United States is disappearing so quickly it should be listed as an endangered species, environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed against U.S. government agencies
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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, June 30, 2014 5:13 AM

Another stingless bee in trouble

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Smiting The Mite To Save The Bees (And The Crops They Pollinate)

Smiting The Mite To Save The Bees (And The Crops They Pollinate) | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
A government scientist says that to help keep more bees from dying we need to focus on helping beekeepers fight the varroa mite. But some groups say pesticides are just as problematic.
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Unequal distribution of aid | Buglife

Unequal distribution of aid | Buglife | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Matt Shardlow likens the inequality of funding for different species to the distribution of overseas aid
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Photos: Masters of Disguise—Amazing Insect Camouflage

Insects disguise themselves in amazing and elaborate ways to avoid being eaten.
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9 amazing macro photos of insects

9 amazing macro photos of insects | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
The U.S. Geological Survey is outdoing itself on Flickr with more phenomenal photos showing every detail of these tiny critters.
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▶ Women's Collective in Mexico Works to Save Bee Species - YouTube

A group of indigenous women are challenging ancient social norms in order to preserve an endangered species: the stingless bee known as Melipona Beecheii. Tr...
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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, December 17, 2014 9:28 AM

Projects like these are vital to saving this species.  If you need information on how to help save these bees, or are interested in raising these bees in semi-tropical parts of Mexico, let us know.


Proyectos como estos son vitales para salvar esta especie. Si necesita información sobre cómo ayudar a salvar estas abejas, o está interesado en la crianza de estas abejas en zonas semi-tropicales de México, háganoslo saber.

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Growing Insects: Farmers Can Help to Bring Back Pollinators by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360

Growing Insects: Farmers Can Help to Bring Back Pollinators by Richard Conniff: Yale Environment 360 | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
With a sharp decline in pollinating insects, farmers are being encouraged to grow flowering plants that can support these important insects. It’s a fledgling movement that could help restore the pollinators that are essential for world food production.
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Opinion: In the economics of biodiversity, money does grow on trees

Opinion: In the economics of biodiversity, money does grow on trees | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
How many species are enough to support human life? Regrettably, we don’t yet know. But we need to find out.
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IPBES puts Biodiversity and Pollination front and centre

IPBES puts Biodiversity and Pollination front and centre | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Modelled after the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) aims to be the go-to source for global assessments on biodiversity and the ecosystem...
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How a Plant Virus May Help Cause the Beepocalypse | TIME.com

How a Plant Virus May Help Cause the Beepocalypse | TIME.com | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
A new study finds that a plant pathogen could play a role in honeybee colony collapse disorder
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Action for pollinators - things we can all agree on | Valuing Nature Network

Action for pollinators - things we can all agree on | Valuing Nature Network | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Valuing Nature Network, An Interdisciplinary Network for Valuing Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Natural Resource Use
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▶ Women's Collective in Mexico Works to Save Bee Species - YouTube

A group of indigenous women are challenging ancient social norms in order to preserve an endangered species: the stingless bee known as Melipona Beecheii. Tr...
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Love it!

Eben Lenderking's curator insight, December 17, 2014 9:28 AM

Projects like these are vital to saving this species.  If you need information on how to help save these bees, or are interested in raising these bees in semi-tropical parts of Mexico, let us know.


Proyectos como estos son vitales para salvar esta especie. Si necesita información sobre cómo ayudar a salvar estas abejas, o está interesado en la crianza de estas abejas en zonas semi-tropicales de México, háganoslo saber.

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BNN - Watch TV Online | Commodities for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BNN - Watch TV Online | Commodities for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
After a rapid expansion of production volume at all costs, gold miners are now looking at cost cuts and productivity increases which will help grow margins. Anita Soni, Analyst at Credit Suisse joins BNN with her ideas on companies that are hitting the mark.
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A great interview with L. Packer on the importance of wild bee populations.

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The Latest Buzz: The Decline of Bees is Harming Global Agriculture

The Latest Buzz: The Decline of Bees is Harming Global Agriculture | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Bees might be those uninvited guests that harass your picnic or evening stroll, but as pollinators, the bees have an important job to do. Sadly though, they're not getting around to doing it....
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Robotic Bees Take Flight - Video - TIME.com

Robotic Bees Take Flight - Video - TIME.com | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Engineers at Harvard's Microrobotics Lab are designing what may be the future of plant pollination—robotic bees. These RoboBees are about the size of a penny and may eventually be used for surveillance and environmental monitoring.
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Plight of the Bumble Bee: Conserving Imperiled Native Pollinators

Plight of the Bumble Bee: Conserving Imperiled Native Pollinators | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
You've probably heard about the loss of honey bees. But did you know native bumble bees face even more alarming declines? These vital pollinators are disappearing due to pesticides and habitat loss. You can make a difference -- right in your backyard.
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Eben Lenderking's curator insight, June 30, 2014 5:13 AM

We need to change the way we live on this planet, and change our role in it

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A Raw Look Inside The Life Of A Nepalese Honey Hunter

A Raw Look Inside The Life Of A Nepalese Honey Hunter | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
High in the Himalayas, an ancient honey hunt harkens back to a time before industrialized bee farms, pollination woes and colony collapse disorder.

Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living among the Gurung people near Nepal's Annapurna mou...
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Can Urban Beekeeping Stop the Beepocalypse? | TIME.com

Can Urban Beekeeping Stop the Beepocalypse? | TIME.com | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
L.A. moves to make urban beekeeping legal
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Bumblebees Can Fly Higher Than Mount Everest, Scientists Find

Bumblebees Can Fly Higher Than Mount Everest, Scientists Find | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
It turns out that the humble bumblebee is capable of flying higher than Mount Everest.
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Pesticides halve bees' pollen gathering ability, research shows

Pesticides halve bees' pollen gathering ability, research shows | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Scientists call for a permanent EU ban as neonicotinoid toxins are found to harm bees and deprive their young of food
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Blending tradition and science to protect pollinators

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Bees and the buzz about higher yields

Bees and the buzz about higher yields | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
African farmers have been struggling to increase crop yields to support a growing population but they are, at the same time, destroying what could be their greatest asset: Bees.
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