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Article alert: Bumble bee fauna of palouse prairie: survey of native bee pollinators in a fragmented ecosystem
Journal of Insect Science (2013) 13: 26. doi: 10.1673/031.013.2601Hatten TD, Looney C, Strange JP, Bosque-Pérez NA.Bumble bees, Bombus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae:), are dominant pollinators in the no...

The US celebrates the National Honey Bee Day on Aug, 17
This Saturday, Aug 17th, the USA celebrates the National Honey Bee Day, a tradition started in 2009. National Honey Bee Day is designated one day each year, but the aim is to extend efforts and outreach towards conservation o...

Job alert: PhD Studentship Chemical and behavioural Ecology of honeybees
Applications are invited for a PhD position to be held within the Social Insects Research Group (SIRG), Department of Zoology and Entomology University of Pretoria. This studentship is for a period of 3 years, starting on or ...

Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees?
A Review of Research into the Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Bees, with Recommendations for Action.By Jennifer Hopwood, Mace Vaughan, Matthew Shepherd, David Biddinger, Eric Mader, Scott Hoffman Black,...

Job alert: PhD position: Stress response and resilience in honey bees (INRA Avignon, France)
Honey bee populations are currently experiencing serious losses, notably in Northern America and Europe, which is a fundamental issue regarding the maintenance and the biodiversity of natural and agricultural ecosystems. The ...

Article alert: Response diversity of wild bees to overwintering temperatures
Oecologia (2013) doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2729-1Jochen Fründ, Sarah L. Zieger, Teja TscharntkeBiodiversity can provide insurance against environmental change, but only if species differ in their response ...

Article alert: The Trojan hives: pollinator pathogens, imported and distributed in bumblebee colonies
Journal of Applied Ecology (2013) doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12134Graystock, P., Yates, K., Evison, S. E. F., Darvill, B., Goulson, D., Hughes, W. O. H. Over a million commercially produced bumblebee colonies are...

Losses of honey bee colonies over the 2012/13 winter
PRESS RELEASE from the COLOSS NetworkThe honey bee research network COLOSS1 has today announced the preliminary results of an international study to investigate winter colony losses. Data were collected from 19 ...

REVIEW: An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid insecticides
Journal of Applied Ecology, 50: 977987. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12111Goulson, DNeonicotinoids are now the most widely used insecticides in the world. They act systemically, travelling through plant tissues an...

REVIEW: Towards a systems approach for understanding honeybee decline: a stocktaking and synthesis of existing models
The health of managed and wild honeybee colonies appears to have declined substantially in Europe and the United States over the last decade. Sustainability of honeybee colonies is important not only for hone...

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