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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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

These bees aren't members of the Mile-High-Club

Being a member of the mile high club can be as prestigious as having lunch with sensational pop star Miley Cyrus – at least, in some circles. But not so for bees, particularly those among entomologist Sue Cobey’s brood on Whidbey Island.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Gold miners all a-buzz after honey bees give go-ahead for mining

Tapia De Casariego - A gold company has determined that their mine in northern Spain can be re-opened, after an analysis of the pollen and nectar collected from two colonies of 40,000 honey bees has proved it to be safe.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Swarming honey bees wreak havoc on Stockholm streets

Like a scene from a horror movie, thousands of honey bees descended on downtown Stockholm on Friday the 13th, creating panic among people in the area. Some experts are blaming the incident on unskilled beekeepers.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 1 comment

Infected bees 'self-medicate' with anti-fungal pollen

Entomologists studying the behavior of bees have noted that honey bees seem to know when a hive is infected with fungi and they know which plant resins are able to treat the disease, and at times of threat the bees work hard to protect the hive.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Study: New bee viruses found; normal colonies also infected

During a ten-month study of healthy honey bees, scientists identified four new viruses and established a baseline for studying bee colony collapse, revealing that all the bacteria and viruses previously linked to the disorder also live in normal colonies.

Op-Ed: The end is nigh, you better believe it

Washington - FamilyRadio, an American-based Christian radio station, has predicted the world will end May 21, 2011. This article argues their chronology is wrong, but probably by less than a hundred years.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Report: World bee decline signals ‘sixth major extinction’

Geneva - A new report on honey bee and pollinator decline indicates a “sixth major extinction” of biological diversity is currently underway, caused by habitat loss, pollution, pest invasion, and disease, leading to ecosystem havoc vital to human livelihood.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 3 comments
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EU Honeybees Get Reprieve

The EU has taken steps to slow the decline of the honeybees by banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. The ban...
Apr 30, 2013 by Barbara McPherson - 1 comment

Mass death of honeybees causing alarm & protests around the world

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