Breaking News: Alarm over deaths of bees from rapidly spreading viral disease

Breaking News: Alarm over deaths of bees from rapidly spreading viral disease

A viral disease that causes honey bees to suffer severe trembling, flightlessness and death within a week is spreading exponentially in Britain. Chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV) was only recorded in Lincolnshire in 2007. A decade later, it was found in 39 of 47 English counties and six of eight Welsh counties, according to data […]

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POLL: Should genetically-modified bees with pesticide resistance be created?

The spring of 2008 was brutal for Europe’s honeybees. In late April and early May, during the corn-planting season, dismayed beekeepers in Germany’s upper Rhine valley looked on as whole colonies perished. Millions of bees died. France, the Netherlands and Italy reported big losses, but in Germany the incident took on the urgency of a […]

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The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees | Book Review

Every year, somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of all worker honeybees disappear from their hives, never to be seen again, leaving their developing young to die and their queens untended. This disturbing phenomenon, known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), was first identified in the United States, but it is happening all around the world. […]

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Bee on Fire

This bee is on fire, making one last attempt to change a breeze’s direction, castaway seeds struggling to keep up. • Honey bee | Apis mellifera   Tweet

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Memories of Summer

The pull of a daisy strands a honey bee in orbit, wings reflecting memories of summer. Honey bee | Apis mellifera   Tweet

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Kingdom of Green

An intoxicated bee senses the garden’s undercurrents, trespasser in a kingdom of green towers. • Honey bee | Apis mellifera   Tweet

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Wandering Star

A wandering star behind a red veil, leading a traveler through a labyrinth of pollination – Honey bee | Apis mellifera   Tweet

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Erotic Light

Phantom pollinators from a parallel universe of erotic light disappear into the heat of the sun. • Honey bee | Apis mellifera   Tweet

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