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Asian hornet scientists in 'breakthrough' to stop spread

Asian hornet scientists in 'breakthrough' to stop spread | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Scientists used radio tags to track Asian hornets, allowing their nests to be detected quickly.
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Scientists could breed ‘superbees’ resistant to diseases

Scientists could breed ‘superbees’ resistant to diseases | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
A key set of genes involved in honey bee responses to diseases caused by viruses and parasites has been identified by researchers from multiple universities including Pennsylvania State University.
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Planting more flowers could help falling bee numbers to recover

Planting more flowers could help falling bee numbers to recover | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Oxfordshire made the discovery as part of the largest ever study of wild bumblebees.
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Bee colonies collapse 'as stressed young workers grow up too fast'

Bee colonies collapse 'as stressed young workers grow up too fast' | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Phenomenon may be a factor behind colony collapse disorder, which has seen bee populations plummet around the world
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They Learn Which Flowers Have The Best Pollen - Science 2.0

They Learn Which Flowers Have The Best Pollen - Science 2.0 | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Bumblebees can glean differences in pollen quality based on floral features like petal color and that informs their decision on where to land. Bees do not sample pollen so it has been unclear how they determined quality.
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Honey Bee Viruses, the Deadly Varroa Mite Associates - eXtension

Honey Bee Viruses, the Deadly Varroa Mite Associates  - eXtension | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
If your bees have Varroa, your bees have viruses. Authors: Philip A. Moore, Michael E. Wilson, and John A. Skinner Department of...
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Bees one of many pollinators infected by virus implicated in colony collapse disorder

Bees one of many pollinators infected by virus implicated in colony collapse disorder | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that native pollinators, like wild bees and wasps, are infected by the same viral diseases as honey bees and that these viruses are transmitted via pollen.
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The Rural Blog: Bees develop proteins that fight colony collapse

The Rural Blog: Bees develop proteins that fight colony collapse | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
"We have found a set of proteins which could be used to select colonies on their ability to resist Varroa mite infestation and can be used to find individuals with increased hygienic behavior. Given the increasing resistance of ...
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Gardening for bumblebees

Gardening for bumblebees | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Advice on which plants and flowers to grow to help bees. Gardens can be an oasis for bumblebees if the right species are planted.
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Help Save Bees - 10 Things you can do to help save bees

Help Save Bees - 10 Things you can do to help save bees | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Here are the 10 main things you can do to help save bees from extinction. Even doing just one thing will make a difference to bees.
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HowStuffWorks "How Pollen Works"

HowStuffWorks "How Pollen Works" | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Pollen grains are, in essence, plant sperm. Check out HowStuffWorks.com to learn how pollen works.
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Mother Earth News Magazine

To make a pound of honey, a bee needs to visit 12 Million blooms. Thanks to Mother Earth News for that snippet on Twitter. Can you imagine how many people would be needed to hand pollinate blooms if the bees died out.
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Asian hornet sightings confirmed in Liskeard and Hull

Asian hornet sightings confirmed in Liskeard and Hull | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Inspectors are looking for the nests of the bee-killing insect in East Yorkshire and Cornwall.
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Bumblebees make flowers grow bigger and smell sweeter

Bumblebees make flowers grow bigger and smell sweeter | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Gardeners have long known the importance of bees for pollination, but the insects can also help flowers grow bigger and smell more fragrant, scientists have discovered.
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One more reason why you should save the bees and why human pollinators would not have the same effect.
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Yakima Herald Republic | Studies claim bees may be addicted to pesticides

Yakima Herald Republic | Studies claim bees may be addicted to pesticides | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
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Bee ban has caused a real buzz among Norfolk’s beekeeping community

Bee ban has caused a real buzz among Norfolk’s beekeeping community | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Bees are essential to plant pollination, provide us with honey, and for hundreds of years have produced wax used in candles.
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I live near a small holder who has 5 hives near the hedge.  Hoping I may get a sample of honey some time in the future.

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Bumblebee project under way in Peak District - BBC News

Bumblebee project under way in Peak District - BBC News | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
A three-year project to boost bumblebee numbers in the Peak District begins.
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Paynes Bee Farm Ltd - Home of the Honey Bee

Paynes Bee Farm Ltd - Home of the Honey Bee | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Paynes Bee Farm Ltd have been in the beekeeping business since 1922, so is able to expertly cater for all your beekeeping needs, as well as supplying a wide range of honey products to the South East of England and beyond.
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Honey Bees Trained to Detect Cancer on Patients' Breath [VIDEO]

Honey Bees Trained to Detect Cancer on Patients' Breath [VIDEO] | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
New research suggests that honey bees can be trained to detect certain early-stage cancers in humans.
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One more reason to Save the Bees

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Hive humidity affects mite reproduction « Honey Bee Suite

Hive humidity affects mite reproduction « Honey Bee Suite | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Especially someone who knows something? Here's what happened. Last week I wrote a post called Mitekeeping for everyone, in which I say that the most important thing a beekeeper can learn is the Varroa mite life cycle and how it relates to ...
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Ecobirder: Bumble Bee Macro

Ecobirder: Bumble Bee Macro | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Bumble Bee Macro. If you ever get close enough to a bee you might notice that they look kind of fuzzy. Their bodies are covered with many small hairs. These are actually called setae. The setae are very important to bees.
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Benefits of Bee Pollen Proven Scientifically | Chicago Tapestry

Bee pollen benefits your every day health in several ways. Bee pollen boosts you power level together with preparing you to do everyday tasks at ideal efficiency level. Athletes prefer to utilize Bee pollen to boost their ...
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A Little Piece of Me: Green Bee Loaded with Pollen

A Little Piece of Me: Green Bee Loaded with Pollen | Save the Bees | Scoop.it
Just thought I'd show you what you would miss amongst other things if the bees die out.
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