22
Feb
2013

Detection and Learning of Floral Electric Fields by Bumblebees

Seriously, this is extremely important a finding!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23203-flowers-get-an-electrifying-buzz-out-of-visiting-bees.html

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/02/20/science.1230883


Olle Johansson
The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute
171 77 Stockholm
Sweden

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Flowers Communicate With Electricity

Discovery News

Flowers may be silent, but scientists have just discovered that electric fields allow them to communicate with bumblebees and possibly other species, including humans. It s well known that color, shape, pattern and fragrances allow flowers to connect...

http://news.discovery.com/earth/plants/flowers-communicate-with-electricity-130221.htm

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Loss of wild pollinators serious threat to crop yields, study finds

They found that half of the 109 bee species recorded by Robertson had been lost and there had been a serious degradation of the pollination provided by the remaining wild insects, with their ability to pollinate specific plants falling by more than half.

Is it wireless or is it chemicals? Or is it both that are killing the bees?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/28/wild-bees-pollinators-crop-yields


Bee-harming pesticides escape proposed European ban

''Britain and Germany have caved in to the industry lobby and refused to ban bee-killing pesticides,'' said Iain Keith, at campaign group Avaaz. ''Today's vote flies in the face of science and public opinion and maintains the disastrous chemical armageddon on bees, which are critical for the future of our food.''

The chemical companies that dominate the billion-dollar neonicotinoid market, Bayer and Syngenta, were relieved.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/15/bee-harming-pesticides-escape-european-ban

Political and moral failure.


Nectar Quest: The ?Bees and Flowers Mutual Admiration Society? Under Threat

A new 30-year study from the University of Bristol in England has revealed that bees and flowers share a symbiotic relationship based on the electric currents each emits. This affects not only the pollination and proliferation of the plants, but also the nourishment of the bees and the hives.

Bees not only can sense the negative charge coming from flowers using color, shape, pattern and humidity, but are able to change the electrical charge to tell which ones contain nectar and if another bee has beat them to it.

Bees worldwide are threatened by a number of ecological and environmental factors, such as pesticides, fungi, GMOs and cell phone networks.

The world s food supply is threatened because bees and the way they pollinate and carry food to their hives is threatened.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/11/flowers-bees.aspx?


Patricia


Informant: Martin Weatherall

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Billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food

Weekly Citizen

Colony collapse is significant because many agricultural crops worldwide are pollinated by bees. Sure other insects such as butterflies help plants to bloom, but the pollinating power of honeybees is far superior. Through pollination, honeybees...

http://www.weeklycitizen.com/article/20130301/NEWS/130229686/1006/NEWS

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Without honeybees, we may cease to be

They pollinate most of our favorite fruits and their extermination could set off a global food crisis.

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/21/without_honeybees_we_may_cease_to_be/singleton/

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Bees use electric fields to communicate

TechEye

Bees use the electric fields that build up on their body to communicate without the need for mobile phones. According to Randolf Menzel, a neurobiologist at the Free University of Berlin in Germany, as the bees fly, flutter their wings, or rub body...

http://news.techeye.net/science/bees-use-electric-fields-to-communicate

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Buzz Kill: Billions Of Bees Are Dying, No More Fruits & Veggies

NewNowNext

Sick and tired of stupid bee stings and stupider vegetables, children the world over rejoiced at news that the mysterious malady massacring honeybees en masse since 2005 has expanded drastically, wiping out 40 to 50 percent of the hives needed to...

http://www.newnownext.com/buzz-kill-billions-of-bees-are-dying-no-more-fruits-veggies/03/2013/

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Honey bees dying en masse

Disaster News Network

A mysterious malady that has been killing honey bees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, wiping out 40 percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of the nation s fruits and vegetables...

http://www.disasternews.net/news/article.php?articleid=5430

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Honeybees in the US are Dying Off Faster Than Ever

Cleveland Leader

Researchers believe that a number of factors, including a fungus, virus, and stress of trucking bees down south for the winter, have contributed to the honeybees' decline. The main problem, however, looks to be a commonly used pesticide known as...

http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/20644

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All The Bees Are Dying, And We Still Can t Make It Stop

Co.Exist

Honeybees have been dying in large numbers for years, and an article from the New York Times indicates that the problem is only getting worse. We have written about the phenomenon of colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon where honey bees disappear...

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681716/all-the-bees-are-dying-and-we-still-cant-make-it-stop

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All The Bees Are Dying, And We Still Can t Make It Stop

Co.Exist

Honeybees have been dying in large numbers for years, and an article from the New York Times indicates that the problem is only getting worse. We have written about the phenomenon of colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon where honey bees disappear...

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681716/all-the-bees-are-dying-and-we-still-cant-make-it-stop

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Deepening honey bee crisis creates worry over food supply

CBS News

Honey bees have been dying in large numbers in recent years, and there s new evidence of a drastic increase in the death rate. Some experts say the latest population drop poses a threat to our nation s food supply. According to commercial...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57577668/deepening-honey-bee-crisis-creates-worry-over-food-supply/

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Bees have been dying, and why you should be worried

Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

2012 was not a good year for bees. A mysterious ailment, coined ''Colony Collapse Disorder,'' which has plagued bees since 2005, has grown increasingly deadly in the past 12 months. According to commercial beekeepers, CCD has destroyed anywhere...

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/21779/bees-have-been-dying-and-why-you-should-be-worried



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