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Bees used in disease control

A novel method to use bees to deliver disease control to cherry blossom, preventing brown rot in cherries, has been developed by scientists. Brown rot is caused by a fungus that leads to yield loss and fruit spoilage.

Bee bacteria make for antibiotic alternatives

Lund - A new study has shown that certain types of bacteria extracted from the stomachs of honeybees could be promising targets as antibiotics against pathogenic bacteria like MRSA.

Venom may act as a cancer-fighting drug

A new study suggests that bee, snake, or scorpion venom could form the basis of a new generation of cancer-fighting drugs.

Bees attack in Russian marijuana sting operation (Video)

Kostroma - Police in Russia ran up against a problem when they tried to clear an illegal marijuana plantation, close to the city of Kostroma. As they were attempting to remove all the plants, a swarm of angry bees attacked them.

Man dies in car crash after 50,000 bees hinder rescue attempt

Saginaw - Bees contributed to a complicated incident involving a St. Charles man, a hive and rescuers attempting to get him out of the car.

Fighting honeybee pathogens

A new biological treatment for bacterial and fungal pathogens that are killing honeybees and bats in record numbers is being examined. The treatment is, surprisingly, a bacterium.

White House attempts to save the bees

Washington - President Barack Obama has created a new task force to study the recent precipitous decline in the number of bees in the U.S. The new organization will also raise public awareness about the issue.

Op-Ed: Zombie bees terrorize Bushwick

Brooklyn - Near Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the bees, like the freaks, come out at night. Earlier today the whole neighborhood was abuzz with talk of swarming bees near Roberta’s Pizza at 261 Moore St.

Slowdown in the rate of honeybee deaths

A new study shows fewer honeybees died over the winter than during the same season the preceding year. The rate of honeybees deaths has been an issue of ecological concern over the past few years.

Student's car gets covered with 20,000 bees

George Neal, a student in Portsmouth, England, recently awoke to 20,000 bees covering his vehicle, which he had parked right outside of his home.

Lobby against bee-killing pesticides Special

Brussels - Activists and critical shareholders from Coordination Bayer Gefahren (CBG) and European beekeepers are demanding that Bayer drop its lawsuit against the European Commission over bee-killing pesticides.

New suspect for the decline of honeybees

A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute to the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies. This could be one of the main reasons why bee populations are in decline around the world.

Invasive bumblebees and the decline of bees in Chile

European bumblebees introduced into Chile in the late 1990s have proved to be invasive. This has resulted in a decline in the populations of many native bees to Chile and other regions of South America.

Mexican bees at risk

Bees in Mexico have become susceptible to parasite - the Varroa acari – which is leading to a reduction in bee populations in the country.

Honey bees may be able to detect cancer on patients' breath

Inscentinel, a UK firm that specializes in researching insects, performed some research that concluded that honey bees may be able to be trained to detect certain early-stage cancers in people.

Mass extinction event wiped out bees as well as dinosaurs

Manchester - Fossil records show dinosaurs suffered mass extinction about 65 million years ago. Scientists have long suspected bees underwent a similar fate but they’ve only now documented a mass extinction event affecting bees.

Ancient bees may have died out with the dinosaurs

A new study has been released, and it reveals that the unknown event that killed off the dinosaurs could be the same one that wiped out ancient bees.

Bees are more closely related to ants than wasps

Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, new research has concluded.

Giant hornets kill more than two dozen people in China

Beijing - Giant hornets are being blamed for the deaths of at least 28 people in northwest China. The victims succumbed to the affects of highly toxic venom shortly after being stung by the hornets.

New treatment offers hope for saving beehives

A team of Swedish researchers at the University of Lund have developed a treatment they say will help prevent bee colony collapse.

Fight against honeybee infections

Scientists have modeled an outbreak of the bee infection American foulbrood , using a technique which could be applied to other honeybee diseases.Tthe method also allows scientists to simulate disease control strategies in order to measure their efficacy.

Photo Essay: Bees, butterflies & flying critters at Mount Vernon Special

Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon is a popular destination in Northern Virginia. In addition to touring the mansion itself, the property is interesting to explore and photograph. Not only are the views overlooking the Potomac River stunning, but there is much wildlife to see.

Photo Essay: Hidden world of insects Special

There are countless different species of insects, some are bothersome to humans, some are of benefit to us, all are a critical component of biodiversity. Pollinators such as bees and wasps are indispensable to humans.

Review: ‘What's Killing Our Bees?’ Special

The bee is one of the most important creatures on the face of this planet. For some time bees have been dying in droves, and if they die, so do we.

Common agricultural chemicals kill honeybees

Commercial honey bees used to pollinate crops are exposed to a wide variety of agricultural chemicals. These chemicals have been shown to impair the bees' ability to fight off a potentially lethal parasite.

Decline in bees is affecting plants

A new report suggests that removing just a single bee species from an ecosystem can decrease the ability of the remaining species to pollinate plants.

Infected bees leave the hive altruistically

Scientists have established that sick and infected bees leave their hives voluntarily, as an act of altruism, rather than being driven out by the healthy bee population.

British honeybees under threat from imported bumblebees

Imported bumblebees into the U.K. are spreading diseases that are affecting native bumblebees and honeybees, according to a new study.

Killer bees blamed for man's death

Moody - A man in Texas drove his tractor into a pile of wood, which concealed a hive of killer bees, and he died after he was stung to death.

UN issues report recommending insects for human consumption

Responding to global hunger concerns, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is recommending the incorporation of insects into human diets.
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A stream ran along one side of this street near its end  with a small bridge culvert underneath wher...
A stream ran along one side of this street near its end, with a small bridge culvert underneath where children caught water skippers and found bees along the grass in La Grande, Oregon
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University of New Hampshre researchers discovered a mass extinction of bees took place at the same t...
University of New Hampshre researchers discovered a mass extinction of bees took place at the same time as dinosaurs became extinct. Pictured - a small carpenter bee.
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The man in white is celebrity bee-keeper Bill Turnbull; here he is not engaged in his hobby but in s...
The man in white is celebrity bee-keeper Bill Turnbull; here he is not engaged in his hobby but in some serious research for a BBC "Horizon" programme.
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Throughout the afternoon several different types of bees could be spotted. Here are two of them stea...
Throughout the afternoon several different types of bees could be spotted. Here are two of them steadily at work.
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Pollen is a bad news for allergy sufferers
Pollen is a bad news for allergy sufferers
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Throughout the afternoon several different types of bees could be spotted in the various gardens. He...
Throughout the afternoon several different types of bees could be spotted in the various gardens. Here are two of them steadily at work in the main garden near Mount Vernon's greenhouse.
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Worker buff-tailed bumblebee
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