USDA Spending 3 Million to Feed Honeybees FOX News, Associated Press, February 25, 2014, – USDA spending 3 million dollars to feed honeybees in five Midwestern states. The grant will help those farmers registered, inspected and score high when the application is rated by EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program). Farmers with the most acreage committed to planting
Worlds Largest Honeybee The worlds largest honeybee, Apis dorsata laboriosa (the Himalayan honeybee), measures 1.2 inches long and is found in elevations between 8,200 and 9,800 feet. The Himalayan honeybee, builds large nests under southwest facing overhangs of massive vertical cliffs. One nest can contain up to 130 pounds of honey. Do not miss this
MORE THAN HONEY, a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof, mesmerizes the audience with breathtaking video from inside the world of bees. More Than Honey is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that crises and disasters are triggering an uncertain future.
Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner discusses Sex Determination in Honey Bees Castes; Parthenogenesis and Sex Determination in Honey Bees; Larvae and Pupae Development February 12, 2013, Dr. Roger Hoopingarner lectures on the sex determination in honey bees, development of male (drone) and female (workers and queen) bees, as well as the role of sex alleles and the