The US government is getting serious about the continuing honeybee die-off with plans for millions of dollars of grants for programs get honeybees back on the road to good health. In the meantime, entomologists from dozens of institutions are working to identify what’s behind the staggering decline in honeybees that’s hit 27 states in the […]
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Cell Phones To Blame For Deserted Bee Colonies?
A small study from Landau University in Germany suggests that the navigational capabilities of honeybees may be adversely affected by radiation from GSM cell phones. The findings could provide an answer to the mystery of disappearing bee colonies across the Western world. The cell phone study, conducted by Landau’s Jochen Kuhn, was originally presented at […]
Honeybees Hit The Road
A mysterious ailment called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is causing agricultural honeybees around the country to abandon their hives and disappear. Now, University of Montana (UM) honeybee researchers have been enlisted to look into the phenomenon in the hope of uncovering what’s bugging the bees. “Individual beekeepers are really taking a beating,” UM entomologist Jerry […]
Honeybee Survival Puts Question Mark Over Chicxulub Asteroid
The tropical honeybee may challenge the idea that a post-asteroid impact “nuclear winter” was a big player in the decimation of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The tropical honeybee, Cretotrigona prisca, survived the end-Cretaceous extinction event, despite what many researchers believe was a years-long period of darkness and frigid temperatures caused by sunlight-blocking dust and […]