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Speaking up for the bees

Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin - ‎20 hours ago‎
George Czerny/Photo Hugh Simpson of Osprey Bluffs Honey Company, at right, receives thanks from members of the Collingwood Agricultural Society (CAS) following a presentation by Mr. Simpson about bee-health and trends in agriculture, recently.
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Bees Buzz into California Almond Orchards for Bloom

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎4 hours ago‎
MODESTO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- California almond bloom, typically from mid-February to mid-March, will be a welcome sight for some of the industry's most valuable partners.

The Office Buildings That Welcome Bees

Wall Street Journal - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Mr. Wilson-Rich, 33, runs Best Bees Co., an urban-beekeeping venture based in Boston that installs and manages honeybee hives on buildings around the country.
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Bee thieves a buzz killjoy for almond growers

CNBC - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Nothing is more important to a robust almond harvest than a bee, so much so that farmers pay top dollar to borrow the pesky buggers for a growing season.
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Organic honey is a sweet success for Cuba as other bee populations suffer

The Guardian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
With 80 boxes swarming with bees, each producing 45kg (100lb) of honey a year, farm manager Javier Alfonso believes Cuba's exports could grow markedly in the coming years.

Bee hotel to attract native bees to Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra

ABC Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
When we think of bees we usually think of swarms and busy hives, but most Australian native bees actually prefer to live alone.
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Forget butterflies and bees, box like an ant: Study measures speed of trap-jaw ant boxing

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Like bees, ants have a hierarchy of roles within the colony. Trap-jaw ant species engage in antennal "boxing," a quick fight involving striking one another with their antennae, to determine which of the worker ants stay in the nest and which go out to ...

Feel the buzz: the album recorded by 40000 bees

The Guardian - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Bales may have spent the last 30 years drumming with the likes of Spiritualized, Soulsavers and Julian Cope, but the musicians he's referring to here are a different kind of buzz band altogether: to be precise, they're 40,000 bees, and their activity ...
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Lea Michele Burt's Bees Announcement - Lea Michele Beauty Project - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Lea Michele has been hinting that she has an epic partnership with a brand in the works, and we've been on the edge of our seats wondering what she's up to.

Site identified for new Coventry Bees speedway stadium

Coventry Telegraph - ‎9 hours ago‎
Bosses at the Coventry Bees speedway team say they hope a new stadium could be in place for the 2017 season after identifying a potential site.

Felder Rushing: An insect hotel for bees? Yep.

Jackson Clarion Ledger - ‎5 hours ago‎
We all get it by now, that honeybees have been having big problems, with lots of theories and a few direct finger-points at the causes.
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Worldwide bee epidemic linked to human cause: colony trafficking

UC Berkeley - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The finding comes from a study by UC Berkeley and Exeter University biologists of the spread of the deformed wing virus, which is affecting European honeybee colonies around the planet as well as wild bee populations. The pandemic is adding to fears ...
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Bee virus pandemic is human made, started with European bees - study

RT - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The virus attacks a honeybee pupa, causing it to shrink and deform bees' wings. Researchers have studied genetic samples of mites and honeybees from over 17 countries.
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South African granny stung by 'thousands' of angry bees

RT - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
When he arrived, he found a man attempting to move a female elder who was covered in bees. The man's efforts were hampered after he was stung hundreds of times.
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Bee crisis linked to virus spread by humans

Mother Nature Network (blog) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Sometimes our bees sting us, for example. And sometimes we accidentally trigger a vast, international collapse of bee colonies so complex it takes us years to figure out what we're doing wrong. That's the case with colony collapse disorder (CCD), a ...

NS researcher studies the impact of pesticides on bees

CTV News - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
There's plenty of buzz at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, N.S. these days, as a student in the environmental studies course has turned a childhood fear of bees, into a favorite field of study. Sawyer Olmstead is like a kid at Christmas ...

EPA: Let's Talk Imidacloprid, Bees On February 18

CropLife - ‎2 hours ago‎
The webinar is intended to help inform the public about the results of the recently released preliminary pollinator risk assessment for imidacloprid.

Illegal urban beekeeper fights Gatineau to repeal bee bylaw - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
A beekeeper is fighting the municipal government in Gatineau, Que., for the right to keep bees in his urban backyard. Daniel Hamelin has illegally been keeping hives at the back of his property in Gatineau's Hull neighbourhood for five years.
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Samantha Bee: The Natural Heir to Jon Stewart

The Atlantic - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Full Frontal's format is less cozy than many a talk show—Bee stands for the entire ride—and it makes her Daily Show-style segments feel all the more blistering.
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Konark temple shut for a few hours as bees attack tourists

Times of India - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Bhubaneswar: The world-famous Sun Temple at Konark, nearly 60 km from here, was shut down for a few hours on Tuesday because of a bee menace. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the custodian of the 13th-century monument, closed the temple ...