Analia Manriquez

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Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come under scrutiny, however, in response to colony collapse disorder, the massive—and as yet not fully explained—annual die-off of honey bees in the U.S. and Europe. Some suspect that inadequate nutrition plays a role in honey bee declines.


When it comes to bee tongues, length is proportional to the size of the bee, but heritage sets the proportion. Estimating this hard to measure trait helps scientists understand bee species’ resilience  to change. Ecologists report on this and other pollination research news presented at the Ecological Society Of America’s 2014 annual meeting in Sacramento,


Marta Guarna, Bee IPM Scientific Director, reports kicking-off a study that will look at the sub-lethal effect of pesticides on honey bees’ natural defenses against pathogens. The project is a collaboration between the UBC team led by Leonard Foster with Dr. Jeff Pettis of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Liz Huxter of Kettle Valley Queens who is assisted by Jamie Lee Martin, g.e@ubc newest student intern.  Dr. Kelly Butts, UBC neuroscientist, will lead the implementation of the first set of experiments, sponsored in part by the Eastern Apicultural Society

Pollinators and other desirable insects also are exposed through pollen, nectar, leaves, water droplets on the surface of the plant, and dust that is released into the air when coated seeds are planted, Bridgette Flanders-Wanner, regional refuge biologist, wrote in a March report. "These effects cause significant problems for the health of individual bees, as well as the overall health of bee colonies," she wrote. "Neonicotinoids have now been determined to be persistent and there are concerns with bioaccumulation in soils and aquatic environments."

A fire has destroyed about 200 hectares of land and almost all the hives in a bee farm between the towns of Castronuevo Los Arcos and Cañizo.

In a meeting held in the premises of the Center for Agricultural and Forestry Development (CEDAF) was created the Dominican Apicultural  Cluster (ClusApiDom). Its authorities were elected: president César Rosado, Pablo  Payero as Vice President Ramon Peguero treasurer, secretary  Indira Concepción and as vocals  Pablo García,  Zunilda García and  Anthony Arache.v

Paper presented by Ignasi Bartomeus , Daniel P. Cariveau , Geetha Nayak , Joseph Zientek  and  Rachael Winfree  at the he Ecological Society Of America’s 2014 annual meeting In Sacramento


Corresponds to the month of July 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:59


Where would we be without Bees?


Prepared on  July   2014 by The International Research Institute for Climate and Society

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