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31
Jul

Bee Social Behavior in Action!

This video captures the social behavior of Bumble bees, one of the eusocial species within the family Apidae, in action!

31
Jul

Researchers find that wildflower abundance is linked to wild bee abundance and pollinator services

This article published in the Journal of Applied Ecology details how planting wildflowers adjacent to crop fields serves to increase wild bee diversity and enhance the pollinator services provided by these wild bees.
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30
Jul

Spider venom, an unlikely savior!

Read how spider venom from the Australian funnel web spider, one of the world’s most venomous spiders, can be used as a Honey bee friendly biopesticide.

aussie spider

28
Jul

Antimicrobial Effects of Honey

This publication from the American Chemical Society (ACS) discusses how honey produced by honey bees can have beneficial health effects, specifically focusing on how honey can help to fight infections.  Characteristics of honey, including its acidity and high sugar concentration, help your body fight off harmful bacteria.
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24
Jul

Canola and Bees

This video from the Canola Council of Canada highlights some of the best management practices to be used when handling bees, a vital pollinator in the canola industry.

23
Jul

Bee Diversity and Blueberry production

Researchers from NC State have found that increased wild bee diversity enhances the productivity and stability of blueberry plants, emphasizing the trend that increased in bee diversity provides a multitude of ecosystem services.blueberry honey bee