A pair of new studies reveals the multiple ways that a widely used insecticide harms bumblebees and honeybees. The reports, one by a U.K. team and one by a French team, appear online at the Science Express Web site of the journal Science, on 29 March, 2012. Science is published by AAAS, the nonprofit, […]
Bureaucratic bungling and arguments about funding could possibly put us behind the eight ball in the eradication program for the Asian honey bee. An interim report from the Senate Rural Affairs and Transport reference committee called Science underpinning the inability to eradicate the Asian Bee has made recommendations that could ensure an eradication program is […]
Imagine walking through an orchard or a flowering field to the absence of the comforting sounds of honey bees. These bees that effectively and painlessly pollinate crops and fruit trees are taken for granted. Until the day the parasitic varroa mite comes to Australia and ravage most, if not all, of the feral honey bee population and lay waste to commercial apiaries.