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Honeybees In The Wild Nearly Gone In North America
...infested bees, Tew said. "These mites decrease the honeybee
lifespan to almost nothing,"he said. "Many bees ne...tracheal mites only, there's a good chancethe wild honeybee
populations could have recovered fairly quickly.But with the combined effects of the tracheal mites ...
Careful Honeybee Breeding Combats Tracheal Mite Pests
...ent bees topollinate their crops. Cobey said that honeybee
pollination supplies uswith over one third of the food we eat. Cobey founded the NWC project in 1982 when she was a commercial apiarist. Ohio State University is now expanding the NWC project to make breederstock available to industry....
Summer Science: Where Have All The Honeybees Gone? UD 'Bee Guy' Asks Why--From
America To The Amazon
...ost recently joined a team investigating startling honeybee
losses in the northeastern UnitedStates. Golden ho...h them. In the wild, "only 10 percent of all feral honeybee
colonies remain within thenortheastern United States," says Caron, who works in UD's 50-year-old api...
Russian Queens Bee-Little Mites' Impact
...E. Rinderer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee
laboratory in Baton Rouge, La. Such pesticide-...ease. This is extremely exciting." Though many honeybee
populations along the Primorski region of Russia's Pacific coast have had a century to develop natu...
Sandia, University Of Montana Researchers Try Training Bees To Find Buried Landmines
...ch. Last fall the Sandiateam established two small honeybee
hives in the landminefield. They also established two control hives a few milesaway, from which they'll gather baseline data. Several varieties of plants are being grown in an enclosedgreenhouse near the test site. The plants' soil is taintedwith var...
New hope for declining U.S. honeybee population
...ees. Parasiticmites have dramatically reduced the honeybee
population in this country,wreaking havoc on comme... reportthey may be able to stem the decline in the honeybee
population with a gelcontaining formic acid. Writing in the Sept. 20 issue of the Journal ofAgricul...
Bees deliver fungicide more effectively than sprays, study finds
...4 to 1997, using commercial bumblebee colonies and honeybee
hives. Although flowers collected from the plants that received bee-delivered treatment had only half the density of the natural fungicide as compared to those that were sprayed, they showed better fungus control. Strawberries from the plants that re...
Of gallflies, bees, mosquitoes, and butterflies: researchers to discuss insects
... of pollen grains on a stigma after a visit from a honeybee
was not very different from that left by a nectar-robbing bee. In fact, the honeybees caused the stigmas to close, which often prevents later pollination. Richardson's work demonstrates that a floral visitor which appears to have a mutualistic relat...
Dentists abuzz over cavity-prevention potential of honeybee product
... study food biochemistry. Thanks in part to active honeybee
research across campus at State University of Campinas, Koo began studying propolis and soon was traveling around Brazil collecting the material from hives, using a device like a putty knife to scrape the dark yellow or brown, caulk-like substance fr...
USDA establishes Honeybee Genetics and IPM Center
...grant will establish the largest university-based, honeybee
research and extension infrastructure in the count...uctor in 1987 and the invasion of the Africanized honeybee
in 1990 have threatened honeybee
colonies. "Parasitic mites are currently managed with pesticides, ...
Gene plays key evolutionary role in food-gathering behaviors
... one shown to actually affect division of labor in honeybee
colonies. The researchers measured levels of the gene and its enzyme activity in precocious foragers to assure that the brain changes were not simply a natural result of age. Higher levels of gene expression and enzyme activity occurred in both in f...
NHGRI prioritizes model organisms for sequencing
...terested in collaborating on the sequencing of the honeybee
genome. Sea Urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)-The sea urchin has been an important model system for many years in the study of basic biology, particularly in developmental biology. The sea urchin occupies an important evolutionary position w...
NHGRI adds cow and dog to high priority list for sequencing model organisms
...se organisms." Sequencing the cow, along with the honeybee
and the chicken, is expected to speed up studies o...many and Asia. Baylor will begin work soon on the honeybee
and the sea urchin genomes. Baylor also will devote capacity to sequencing the Drosophila pseudoob...
Mosquito genome sequence--Published in the journal Science
...ases such as yellow fever and West Nile virus. The honeybee
genome has already been selected for sequencing by the National Institutes of Health. As the number of sequenced genomes grows, scientists will uncover more information about the behavior, development, evolution, and often complex and highly adapted ...
UCR entomologists report bee-dancing brings more food to honeybee colonies
...dance language can increase the food collection of honeybee
colonies. The study also confirms that bees use t... difference in food collection. "In the ecology of honeybee
colony, though, even short periods of intense food collection can make the difference between surviv...
Honeybee gene find ends 150-year search
The genetic signal that makes a honeybee
male or female has been identified by researchers ...at the University of California, Davis, isolated a honeybee
gene called complementary sex determiner, or csd. Csd exists in 19 alternative versions, or alleles,...
NHGRI selects sequencing centers
...f the chimpanzee, the chicken, the sea urchin, the honeybee
and a set of four fungi are nearly in draft form. The sequence of the domestic dog, which is a major model for studying genetic diseases and developing pharmaceuticals, is also approaching deep draft coverage. This summer, the centers also began init...
Pew report finds GM insects may offer benefits, but clear regulatory oversight is lacking
... diseases and parasites, which have devastated the honeybee
population in the last decade. Silkworms made to produce pharmaceutical and industrial proteins, like those used to create a particularly strong spider silk that could be used to make bulletproof vests, parachutes, and artificial ligaments. ...
Laboratory rat gene sequencing completed
...ct, the BCM-HGSC has undertaken the genomes of the honeybee
and sea urchin, and is now working on the Bovine and Rhesus macaque projects. Like the rat, each will lead to a high quality genome draft sequence. With advances in genome technologies it is likely that genomes from many different species can be an...