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As pollinators, bees play an important role in the survival of crops that depend on them. The mass die-off of bees, also known as "Colony Collapse Disorder," can have detrimental effects on economies that depend heavily on pollinator-dependent crops.
When you're shopping for an insect repellent, it can be hard to know which ones do the job and do it safely. So researchers at Environmental Working Group spent 18 months reviewing the data on chemicals in most every bug repellent for sale in the
The largest mass death of bumblebees ever recorded in the United States occurred June 19th, 2013 in a Target parking lot in Oregon. Over 50,000 bees were killed after blooming linden trees were sprayed with a systemic pesticide called Safari, a
It looks like a nicotine patch, but the little diamond-shaped Kite Patch is laced with a very special sauce that its developers claim can protect whomever wears it from mosquito bites for up to 48 hours. For many, mosquitoes are merely annoying, but
Come summertime, some of us here at Shots are reminded, as we lounge on decks and venture into overgrown gardens, that we are irresistible to mosquitoes. As we gripe about our itchy, pocked limbs, we can't help but wonder just why they unfailingly
Bee swarm closes Hove secondary school for holidays The head teacher said a a number of staff and pupils suffered from bee allergies A bee swarm has led one of Brighton and Hove's biggest secondary schools to start the summer holidays a day early.
July 22, 2013 The loss of bees and other pollinators around the world is already cause for concern. Now two researchers who studied bumblebees in Colorado have added a new worry, identifying the perils of bumblebee infidelity not to other bees, but
21 July 2013 0 View comments These flowers may catch your eye for their beautiful colours and exotic patterns, but take a closer look and you will see the petals are actually dozens of colourful butterflies. The images, captured at first morning
David Andrews, senior scientist at EWG, said in a statement. "It is hard to find objective scientific evaluations of the many different repellents on the market." PMD, were the most effective and safest, CBS News reported Different bug repellents
The Telegraph actually looked into the phenomenon and noted that: The gesture may not have been as chummy as the group thought. Bumble bees adopt the raised-leg position, mistaken in the video for a high- five, when feeling threatened...The bee got