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“How Apis Mellifera Became the Honey Industry’s Favorite Bee”

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There are thousands of bee species, but there are only seven major species of honeybees. From those seven, beekeepers have largely chosen Apis mellifera, often called the European or Western honeybee, for its unparalleled ability to produce honey, and to be deployed by the millions to pollinate crops.You’ve reached your free article limit.


“Urban bees are living healthier lives than rural bees”


Research published in the Royal Society B found that bumblebees living in urban areas experience healthier lives than their counterparts in rural habitats. Their colonies are larger, better fed, and less prone to disease. Urban colonies also survive longer than their country cousins.

” ‘Like nicotine’: Bees develop preference for pesticides, study shows”

A bumblebee in Germany


Bumblebees acquire a taste for pesticide-laced food that can be compared to nicotine addiction in smokers, say scientists.

The more of the nicotine-like chemicals they consume, the more they appear to want, a study has shown.

“Bees Are Bouncing Back From Colony Collapse Disorder”

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The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component in the agriculture industry, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee health survey released Tuesday.


“Tesco’s plan bee: spilt supermarket sugar to help feed hungry honey bees”

Honey bee on snowdrop


Waste sugar routinely thrown away by supermarkets is being collected to help feed stricken bees in Britain struggling to get enough nectar to feed themselves.

“3M honeybees killed by insecticide spray targeting Zika mosquitoes in S.C.”


More than 3 million honeybees were killed in South Carolina after the aerial spraying of an insecticide targeting mosquitoes that could carry the Zika virus.