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The Pollinator Partnership's free, all-year-round guide lets you know which flowers to plant to help your region's pollinators thrive....
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Royal jelly. A majestic, sumptuous name for what is very much akin to worker bee snot. Secreted from glands in the heads of nurse bee proles, this milky-colored, protein-rich substance...
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The findings are far from cut and dry. Interpretations of the industry-funded research have varied, with divisions cutting across media commentators and the scientific community....
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Perhaps bees can help us most, however, if we consider them very small role models to good health. Among the top preventative lifestyle factors which contribute to dementia, it is...
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It turns out that the hexagonal structure isn’t a ‘life hack’ sussed out by bees at all. It’s more just the laws of physics doing their thing. Several years have...
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Honey bees are foreigners that have taken over the American continent – to our great and lasting benefit. Though we don’t share as much of a history with them as...
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One could conceive of apitherapy as a kind of coercive insect kamikaze-ism performed by charlatans....
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Turns out bananas contain a compound called isoamyl acetate (also known as isopentyl acetate) – the very same as that in honeybees’ alarm pheromone....
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It isn’t the mite itself which is so bad actually. It’s the plethora of viruses that varroa is vector to which is the real killer....
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Hawaii is doing what it can not to jump on the ‘pesticide treadmill’, instead developing an IPM strategy that gives preference to non-chemical treatments to keep the varroa mite pest...
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