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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 07 January 2016

Bee News 

BEE WORRIED

 

Updated

October 19

Amazing Nature

Bee Light: Bees Love the Blues

 

 

 

October 12

The Bee Killer

Sex pheromone to battle bee-killing Asian Hornet threatening Euro & Brit Bees

 

 

 

October 9

Dancing Shoes for Bees

How honeybees read the waggle dance

 

 

 

July 6

Climate change threatens domestic bee species,
UNIVERSITY OF WÜRZBURG, July 6, 2017.

 

 

July 3

Bee Uncertainty
Despite one weak study, there's more evidence that neonicotinoids not good for bees

Study paints a confused picture of how insecticides are affecting bees,
Ars Technica, June 30, 2017.

 

 

June 29

Degradation

Exposure to neonics results in early death for honeybee workers and queens, York U study,
YORK UNIVERSITY, June 29, 2017.

 

 

June 26 

Hot cities spell bad news for bees,
North Carolina State University, June 26, 2017.

 

 

June 22

Uh-Oh

Pollinator extinctions alter structure of ecological networks,
EMORY HEALTH SCIENCES, June 21, 2017.  

 

June 19

Is it a bee, wasp or hornet? How to know the difference,
Union Democrat, June 16, 2017.

Flying Insects in the High Sierra

All Insect Identification Resources

 

 

June 15

Bee Social Flexibility

Bee antennae offer links between the evolution of social behavior and communication,
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, June 15, 2017.

 

June 12

Heat Narrows Success

 Bees face climate-based breeding restrictions.
In the Climate News.

 

 

June 8

"Rattlers of/in the Sky"

Biology professor uses microphones to track pollinating bees in new study,
WEBSTER UNIVERSITY, June 7, 2017.

 

 

May 31

2 Scientists, 2 Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust,
NPR, May 27, 2017.

 

 

Bees Still Taking a Beeting

Nation's beekeepers lost 33 percent of bees in 2016-17,
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, May 25, 2017.

The wild bees do not have human support...

 

 

AMAZING NATURE
The "Hive" Mind?

Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - BERKELEY, May 23, 2017.

 Nature is much more, "honest," and "honorable" than mankind. We did not invent, "scruples," mankind invented lying. Dogs and bears don't lie, mankind does

Nature is the source, the fountain of honesty, within which man built his house of lies.

 

 

Stingless bees have specialized guards to defend their colonies, study reveals,
FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO, May 23, 2017.

 

 

May 19

Flower Alerts Too

Lake Tahoe gears up for epic wildflower season
Tahoe Daily Tribune, May 19, 2017.

High Sierra Flower Power Forum

 

 

May 3

Neonic pesticides threaten wild bees' spring breeding, study finds,
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, May 3, 2017.

 

 

April 22

New data unearths pesticide peril in beehives,
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, April 20, 2017.

 

 

April 10, 2017

Swarm of bees in Las Vegas kills dog, injures people not long after similar Ceres attack,
Sac Bee, April 8, 2017.

Killer Bees

 

 

April 6, 2017

The Bees are Screwed:
To save honey bees, human behavior must change,
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, April 6, 2017.

Our history and current behavior shows we don't change our behavior for anyone or anything, even to save each other or ourselves... We cannot restrain ourselves enough to even save ourselves, when our own, "self-interest" is involved. The bees are feeling the same forces of humanity that are driving all of Nature towards a general extinction event.

 

Genes key to killer bee's success,
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY, April 5, 2017.

In North Ca

 

Neonicotinoids detected in drinking water in agricultural area,
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, April 5, 2017.

 

House fly mortality by artificial sweetener: Starvation, not toxicity,
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, April 5, 2017. 

 

 

April 4

There's a cost to 'bee-ing' too smart, U of G professor finds,
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, April 4, 2017.

Why keep learing when it is not effective? As the article alludes, these practices are examples how life "stores" many attributes or, “soltuions,” that may not be perfect to solve today’s problems.
But these alternative attributes or, “solutions” provide a useful range of alternative strategies to deal with environmental changes. Smart bees could be an vital asset in shifting scenarios. Thus the “standard” bees, and life generally, creates and maintains a range of potential solutions, of variations to deal with variations in our changing environment.

Life forms and keeps a range of tools at the ready, even when it's using just one.

 

 

March 29, 2017

Social bees have kept their gut microbes for 80 million years,
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, March 29, 2017.

 

 

March 28, 2017

THE BUZZ
Hair spacing keeps honeybees clean during pollination,
Researchers quantify the cleaning process,
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, March 28, 2017.

 

 

March 21, 2017

Almond-crop fungicides a threat to honey bees,
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, March 21, 2017.

 

 

March 14, 2017

Flies and bees act like plant cultivators,
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH, March 14, 2017.

 

 

February 24, 2017

Bees can learn to use a tool by observing others,
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, February 23, 2017.

 

 

February 22, 2017

Bee decline threatens US crop production
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, February 19, 2017.

 

 

January 16, 2017

Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses,
PENN STATE, January 16, 2017.

 

 

December 20, 2016

Male bumblebees leave home without looking back,
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, December 20, 2016.

 

 

December 2, 2016

 Another species of Varroa mite threatens European honeybees,
Purdue University, November 17, 2016.

 

 

November 1, 2016

Ancient wingless wasp, now extinct, is one of a kind, Oregon State University
October 11, 2016.

Problem-solving spreads both socially and culturally in bumblebees,
 PLOS, October 5, 2016.

 

 

August 2016

Radar tracking reveals the 'life stories' of bumblebees as they forage for food,
Queen Mary University of London, August 4, 2016. 

 

Global Honey bee colonies fall by nearly 12%,
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE, August 3, 2016.

Asian giant honeybees may move in synchrony to ventilate nests
Collective 'inhalation'-'exhalation' cycles may keep the interior of honeybee nests cool
, PLOS, August 3, 2016.

 

 

 Feb 2016

Rare bumble bee may be making a comeback in Pacific northwest,
Entomological Society of America, 2-9-16.

Bee virus spread manmade and emanates from Europe,
University of Exeter,  2-4-16. 


Bees threatened by a common pesticide, EPA finds,
1-6-16, LAT.




 2015

‘Killer bees’ found in the Bay Area for the first time,
SF Gate, Sep 28, 2015.
We are going to have to develop "killer-bee safety plans" that address potentially dangerous interactions with "killer bees" on the trail. It's just a matter of time and more heating.

 

 Bees feeding on fungicide-dosed flowers develop health issues, studies say,
Guardian, June 18, 2015.

Bumble bees in the last frontier, Alaska,
Pensoft Publishers, June 15, 2015.

 

U.S. beekeepers lost 40 percent of bees in 2014-15,
YubaNet, May 13, 2015.

 

 

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