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New campaign to save bees from pesticides

In 2013 neonicotinoid pesticides were temporarily banned in Europe due to a 'high acute risk' to honey bees. An environmental organization wishes the matter to be extended to a complete ban.

Genetic variety of the bumblebee mapped for first time

New research has examined the genome of two different species of bumblebee. The bees play an important role in pollination and are commercially important. The study reveals insights into the ecology of the bee.

Sweet new hair loss treatment

Hokkaido - Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice. This is the first step towards creating a remedy for follically challenged people.

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.

Honeybee population continues to decline

A recent report in the New York Times says that honeybee populations continue to suffer significant decline with over 40 percent loss of beehives.

Hive die-off in Canada linked to Varroa mites

Guelph - A University of Guelph researcher, Professor Ernesto Guzman has identified a distinctly Canadian cause of honeybee hive die-off. In the United States hives are found empty in the spring, in Canada they are full of bee cadavers.

Honeybees' DNA reveals 'human' side

Honeybees are less closely related to other insects than once thought and are nearer, in one respect at least, to humans than flies.

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Savannah  Ga. — Honeybee busy at work in Camellia bush s flower
Savannah, Ga. — Honeybee busy at work in Camellia bush's flower
Honeybee busy at work in Camellia bush s flower.  Savannah  Ga.  January 2013
Honeybee busy at work in Camellia bush's flower. Savannah, Ga. January 2013

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