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IUCN - Bad news for Europe’s bumblebees

IUCN - Bad news for Europe’s bumblebees | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
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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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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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EU bee shortage threatens crops

EU bee shortage threatens crops | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
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God save the Queen Bees! Swedish researchers launch drug to save dying bees, a problem that could wipe out A THIRD of what humans eat OR MORE

God save the Queen Bees! Swedish researchers launch drug to save dying bees, a problem that could wipe out A THIRD of what humans eat OR MORE | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Researchers from Sweden announced on Friday that their new drug, SymBeeotic, can protect bees from a disease killing entire bee populations.
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Bee Life

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Unregulated bumblebee trade threatens bumblebees

Unregulated bumblebee trade threatens bumblebees | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Activists are pushing the U.S. government to crack down on trade practices that they say are harming native populations of bumblebees.
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Dino impact 'also destroyed bees'

Dino impact 'also destroyed bees' | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
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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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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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Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab | Colossal

Macro Bee Portraits by Sam Droege and the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab | Colossal | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
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Ag department lifts ban on insecticides used in bee kill

Ag department lifts ban on insecticides used in bee kill | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
Ag department lifts ban on insecticides used in bee kill , Local Sustainable Life, Portland local Sustainable Life, Breaking Sustainable Life alerts for Portland city.
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Declining Bee Populations Pose A Threat to Global Agriculture by Elizabeth Grossman: Yale Environment 360

Declining Bee Populations Pose A Threat to Global Agriculture by Elizabeth Grossman: Yale Environment 360 | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
The danger that the decline of bees and other pollinators represents to the world’s food supply was highlighted this week when the European Commission decided to ban a class of pesticides suspected of playing a role in so-called “colony collapse disorder.”...
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Canadian researchers use bees to drop pesticides on crops

Canadian researchers use bees to drop pesticides on crops | Pollinator conservation and diversity | Scoop.it
While bees pollinate crops, Canadian research has found they can also be used to control pest insects and manage disease by dropping off control agents while they work.
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