Bees: The wonder insect of nature Bees are often seen during spring time as they are out to collect nectar from flowers. However, few of us are aware of the fact that bee pollen has myriad health benefits for human beings because it contains a combination of most essential nutrients. The pollen sticks to the [...]
Everything you need to know about Bee Royal Jelly
Researchers in France and the UK are performing research on pesticides and their effects on bees and the queen bee populations in particular. The researchers have discovered that there is a startling effect on the bees when it comes to the use of a particular pesticide called a neonicotinoid. These pesticides have caused dramatic drops [...]
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report based on research carried out by the International Bee Research Association on March 11 2011 which highlights the plight of bees around the world. The research was led by an international team of researchers, Dr. Peter Neumann of the Swiss Bee Research Centre, Dr Marie-Pierre Chauzet [...]
For some years honeybee losses have been reported by beekeepers in the US. They expect to lose around 14.5 % of their bee populations over winter, but 65% of beekeepers who took part in the survey from fall 2009 to winter 2010 reported losses of bee colonies that were in excess of the acceptable figures. Dennis VanEngelsdorp and a team of researchers undertook research and reported their findings in “A Survey of managed honey bee colonies in USA fall 2009 to winter 2010.”
Bees have been in decline because of industry, atmospheric pollution and urban development. The BGF is attempting to help bees survive in urban environments and encouraging people to participate in their venture.
Researchers from the University of Bradford in the UK have found a way of converting propolis into a gel which can be used orally and which gets rid of painful mouth ulcers.
A whole colony of bees living in a glass exhibit case died at the Royal Ontario Museum at the beginning of Februaury 2011. An investigation is currently underway in an attempt to discover why the bees died, as they had seemed to be healthy. Museum staff has ruled out human negligence and say that the [...]
Not so very long ago meteorologists were exasperated when bees, bats and other flying creatures caused their data to go askew when they were attempting to track storm paths. Now, however, times have changed and storms are getting in the way of biologists using the same radar systems as meteorologists to investigate the movements of tiny flying creatures.
Floral havens also known as Bee Pastures can be created as a practical, environmentally friendly, efficient, and economically sound way to produce successive generations of healthy young bees. Read more about the research conducted by entomologist James H. Cane.
Honey bees and honey are inseparable. What we do not know is that the nectar or the pollen that bees collect from the flowers is not honey. In fact it contains a lot of moisture. The bees take it from the pollen source and deposit in the honey comb. What they now do is to remain just out of the honey comb and flutter their wings in a fast motion so that the air circulated by this motion causes the moisture in the nectar to evaporate and it thus gets transformed into honey.
The colonies in which honey bees live is a very systematic and organized world in which the centre of attraction is the queen bee, who is there to do the most important duty; constant laying of eggs. Male bees or drones as they are called do not collect pollen as they are not equipped to do so. It is the female bees who start working as they take birth, and work to death in their short life. [VIDEO]
The BBC reports that the loss “amounts to about 13% of the country’s income from farming.” The Insects Pollinators Initiative, as it is dubbed, sets to look at the issue through different perspectives to ascertain the decline of the insects.
If there is something worth noting about royal jelly, it is within the line of allergies. Royal jelly contains some amount of allergic reactions, mostly for individuals allergic to certain types of pollens that cause hives, asthma and shock of the anaphylactic after its ingestion.
Royal jelly is a gelatinous substance that is milky-white in color and secreted by the worker bees’ cephalic glands, mostly for the queen bee’s growth. If the queen would not use the jelly, the difference between her and the worker bees as well as her lifespan would not be there. In terms of chemical properties, [...]