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Lawrence DuBose still laughs about the time a young visitor to Kline Creek Farm called him Dr. DuBees. It's a perfect moniker because DuBose has been a beekeeper at the living-history farm near West Chicago since 1984. Now 92, the Carol Stream man
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.
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
He's commenting after revelations about the XKeyscore programme that trawls widely for data. Paul Buchanan says analysts who monitor that data in the US know how to keep secrets...Dr Buchanan says all this while New Zealanders spend too much time
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
Organic farmers and activists regularly talk to the students about the importance of preserving native trees and cattle, methods of growing healthy crops Kaumaram Sushila International Residential School at Chinnavedampatti, Coimbatore, is a school
Bumblebees and other insects use buzzing to shake pollen out of flowers for food and they fertilize flowers along the way. Scientists are exploring this acoustic feat to figure out how it has evolved, and how it helps sustain our own food supply.
The company did the same in April at its store in Happy Valley, Ore. The goal is not only to provide the bees with a safe place to raise their brood and make honey, but spark further dialogue on the precarious plight of the important insects...The
Time is running out to see one of the world's largest and smelliest flowers, the Titan Arum, now in full bloom at the National Botanic Garden in Belgium. Also known as the "corpse flower" because it smells like rotting flesh, the giant plant began
We look at it as a signal that we've got a serious problem with butterflies and other insects and pollinators here in Florida," said Larry Williams, a supervisor for the ecological services program at Fish and Wildlife. "We're looking at this as sort