The phenomenon called colony collapse disorder, in which adult honeybees
abruptly abandon their hives and die, is thought by many to be primarily caused by certain pesticides.
Dr Max Watkins, a former researcher at Cardiff University, said the anaesthetic may not only help honeybees
fend off pests such as wax moth and the parasitic varroa mite, but it also has great potential for use in human use.
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For example, honeybees
manage the "too big to fail" risk better than banks: when a colony gets too large, a spin-off occurs as some bees swarm to form a new hive.
pollinate $15 billion in crops every year in the United States.
In the process of feeding on honeybees
, Varroa vector pathogens, leave open wounds ripe for secondary infections, activate viruses, and diminish the already shallow honeybee
Areas in and around Bhaderwah town of Doda district, such as Bhalla and Sarthal, have emerged as hotspots for honeybee
tourism as they have an abundance of flowering plants - one of the major requirements for successful beekeeping.
Many species of wild bumblebees are in decline -- and new research shows that diseases spread by domestic honeybees
may be a major culprit.
The scientists also discovered that active infections of the deformed wing virus were higher near these commercial apiaries but no deformed wing virus was found in the bumblebees they collected where foraging honeybees
and apiaries were absent.
His books include The Lives of Bees, Honeybee
Democracy, and Honeybee
It's one of the top 10 nectar producers for honeybees
. Once it flowered, my honeybees
had a fantastic time, with my three-strong colonies making over 230lb of honey within the month."
Mr Qasmi, who is also chairman of Honey Standing Committee of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said that over 500-700 containers of honeybees
were exported to gulf countries annually which generated hefty revenue for the national exchequer.