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Seek and You Shall Find — Bees Remain Excellent Searchers Even When Ill

Posted On: September 14, 2016

Queen Mary University of London   Honey bees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Radar technology has been used to show for the first time Continue Reading »

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: USU Biologists Unearth Sandstone-excavating Bees

Posted On: September 14, 2016

Utah State University scientists publish new findings in ‘Current Biology’ Utah State University LOGAN, UTAH, USA – In the popular nursery story The Three Little Pigs, the prudent porker who builds his house of brick is chided by his pals, who choose much easier ways to construct their respective abodes. Only later in the cautionary Continue Reading »

Insecticide Hurts Queen Bees’ Egg-laying Abilities

Posted On: September 14, 2016

U. of Nebraska research shows nicotine-based pesticide may have dramatic consequences for colonies University of Nebraska-Lincoln The world’s best-selling insecticide may impair the ability of a queen honey bee and her subjects to maintain a healthy colony, says new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologist. The research examined the effects of imidacloprid, which Continue Reading »

Safe, Edible Bottle Coating Empties Every Last Drop of Honey, Syrup, Ketchup

Posted On: September 14, 2016

By Dr. Alex Berezow Reprinted with permission from the American Council on Health and Science Sept. 8, 2016   It is nearly impossible to get every last drop of liquid foods out of their containers. Ketchup and syrup are among the worst offenders. In fact, up to 15% of liquid foods can be wasted due to such inefficient packaging. Continue Reading »

Zika and Florida Beekeepers

Posted On: September 9, 2016

Courtesy of University of Florida Entomology & Nematology Department A letter from the Florida Chief of Apiary Inspection, David Westervelt: The Southeastern United States is in a triple threat situation for mosquito proliferation and control. Listed below are conditions making it favorable for the breeding and spread of viruses in mosquitoes: It is the season. Continue Reading »

Purdue Entomologist Awarded USDA Grant for Neonicotinoid Research

Posted On: August 31, 2016

Purdue University News Release WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University entomologist Ian Kaplan and his team have received a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to fund their research into the environmental, ecological and socioeconomic effects of neonicotinoid pesticide use. The five-year grant is part of Continue Reading »

FDA Issues Direct Final Rule Revising Categorization of Animal Drugs Used in Medicated Feeds

Posted On: August 31, 2016

August 23, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today a direct final rule to ensure that drugs used in animal feed remain available for therapeutic purposes in food-producing minor species after changes are made to remove the production claims from these drugs. In December 2013, the FDA took a significant step forward in Continue Reading »

Agricultural Robotics and Drones: A Complex $10bn Market By As Early As 2022

Posted On: August 31, 2016

Robots and drones have already started to quietly transform many aspects of agriculture. Indeed, the IDTechEx Research report on Agricultural Robots and Drones 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, and Players finds that this is already a $3bn market in 2016, growing to $10bn by as early as 2022 This report analyses how robotic market and technology developments Continue Reading »

Nutrition Matters: Stress From Migratory Beekeeping May Be Eased by Access to Food

Posted On: August 24, 2016

David Tarpy  |  919.515.1660 Mick Kulikowski  |  919.515.8387 In the first large-scale and comprehensive study on the impacts of transporting honey bees to pollinate various crops, research from North Carolina State University shows that travel can adversely affect bee health and lifespan. Some of these negative impacts may be reduced by moving bee colonies into Continue Reading »

Berenbaum Discusses Insect-Plant Interaction During ARS Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture

Posted On: August 23, 2016

By Kim Kaplan Agricultural Research Service, USDA Dr. May R. Berenbaum shed light on the relationship between insects and plants during today’s 2016 Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Sterling B. Hendricks Memorial Lecture. Her talk was presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall Meeting in Philadelphia. Internationally recognized for her research about interactions between insects Continue Reading »

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