As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s apis mellifera population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the rather scary results […]
Stickytires2@gmail.com recommended this story from Grist.org:
E.U. bans another bee-killing insecticide
First the European Union banned three neonicotinoid pesticides, and now it’s restricting use of a nerve agent that’s toxic to bees. If only the U.S. were so concerned about pollinators.
Beekeeping dog in ‘astronaut’ suit detects infected hives by smell
Watch as a honey bee tackles her job of removing the body of a bumble bee from a mating nuc
Supersedure Sci Fi on Flickr.
Queen cells (in cell protectors) out of the incubator and ready for the mating nucs
New Start on Flickr.Queen cell being placed into a mating nuc