Posts Tagged ‘bugs’

Beetle Baffle give bees a fighting chance against a major threat, the small hive beetle

by Becky Gillette Published: November 15,2013

Tags: bugs, Business, environment, Mississippi

There is worldwide concern about the decline in populations of honeybees that not only provide honey but pollination for many crops. Insects are responsible for pollinating about a third of the world’s crops, and honeybees do about 80 percent of that. One major problem with the decline in bees is Colony Collapse Disorder, which has […] [...]

Entomologists worried about weather’s impact on bees, stink bugs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Warm weather in January and early February is causing honey bees to be active before they have enough food to eat, and the state’s beekeepers need to monitor colonies for starvation, a Mississippi State University expert said. “Contrary to what many people think, bees do not hibernate in winter,” said Audrey Sheridan, […] [...]

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