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International Bee research Centres

Securing pollination to boost farm productivity

[1 Aug 2017] Guidelines for effective pollinator management and stakeholder adoption’ – will see the country’s top bee pollination researchers collaborate with industry to investigate re-establishing native vegetation to support pollinator food and nesting resources, and use new technologies to communicate the findings to farmers. The research will focus on nine pollinating-dependent crops: apples, pears, lucerne, almonds, canola, melons, blueberries, raspberries and mangoes.
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Bees can help boost food security of 2 billion small farmers at no cost - UN

[19 Feb 2016]
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Organic Agriculture in the twenty-first century

[3 Feb 2016]
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Microbial Ecology of the Hive & Pollination Landscapes

Exploration of the effect of different flowers microbes on bee gut bacteria and evolution of the species. [17 Dec 2013]
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Trackers reveal that honeybees forecast the weather to plan their work day

[3 Feb 2016]
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Reconciling laboratory and field results for neonicotinoid toxicity to honeybees

Fewer male bees produced by hive to compensate for losses from pesticide poisoning. French study [18 Nov 2015]
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Vibrating bees tell the state of the hive

[5 Nov 2015]
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Honey bee queens highly vulnerable to two neonicotinoid insecticides

The study suggests that the neonicotinoid pesticides maybe contributing to bee colony mortality by affecting queen bee health. In recent years dramatic winter mortalities have occurred in Nth American and European hives and agricultural chemicals have been shown to have a role. [13 Oct 2015]
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Spinning Food

Our new report, “Spinning food,” investigates how Big Food and agrochemical corporations are deliberately misleading the public — and reporters — on facts about industrial agriculture and organic and sustainable food production.
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Bees prefer foods containing neonicotinoid pesticides

[April 2015]
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Securing Bee Populations in Australia from climate change and varroa mites

A plan to map bee activity and protect South Australian pollination rates has been given a $600,000 boost.
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Neonicotinoid pesticides

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been found to be particularly toxic to bees and other pollinators in a comprehensive study published June 2014 of over 1,00 peer reviewed scientific studies.
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The Plight of the Honeybee

Bee expert Dennis vanEngelsdorp of the University of Maryland likens the situation to HIV/AIDS in humans. “You don’t die of AIDS; you die of pneumonia or some other condition that hits when your immunity is down,” he says. Today’s bee mortalities may be behaving slightly differently. “But we’re pretty sure in all these cases, diseases are the tipping point” after bees’ immune systems are compromised.
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Bees Have Profound Influence on Plant Evolution, Researchers Say

Mar 14, 2017.After only nine generations, the same plant species is larger and more fragrant if pollinated by bumblebees rather than flies, according to University of Zurich evolutionary biologists Florian Schiestl and Daniel Gervasi.
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Bees can help boost food security of 2 billion small farmers at no cost - UN

[19 Feb 2016]
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Organic Agriculture in the twenty-first century

[3 Feb 2016]
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Microbial Ecology of the Hive & Pollination Landscapes

Exploration of the effect of different flowers microbes on bee gut bacteria and evolution of the species. [17 Dec 2013]
View SIte

Trackers reveal that honeybees forecast the weather to plan their work day

[3 Feb 2016]
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Reconciling laboratory and field results for neonicotinoid toxicity to honeybees

Fewer male bees produced by hive to compensate for losses from pesticide poisoning. French study [18 Nov 2015]
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Vibrating bees tell the state of the hive

[5 Nov 2015]
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Honey bee queens highly vulnerable to two neonicotinoid insecticides

The study suggests that the neonicotinoid pesticides maybe contributing to bee colony mortality by affecting queen bee health. In recent years dramatic winter mortalities have occurred in Nth American and European hives and agricultural chemicals have been shown to have a role. [13 Oct 2015]
View SIte

Spinning Food

Our new report, “Spinning food,” investigates how Big Food and agrochemical corporations are deliberately misleading the public — and reporters — on facts about industrial agriculture and organic and sustainable food production.
View SIte

Bees prefer foods containing neonicotinoid pesticides

[April 2015]
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Securing Bee Populations in Australia from climate change and varroa mites

A plan to map bee activity and protect South Australian pollination rates has been given a $600,000 boost.
View Site

Neonicotinoid pesticides

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been found to be particularly toxic to bees and other pollinators in a comprehensive study published June 2014 of over 1,00 peer reviewed scientific studies.
View Site

The Plight of the Honeybee

Bee expert Dennis vanEngelsdorp of the University of Maryland likens the situation to HIV/AIDS in humans. “You don’t die of AIDS; you die of pneumonia or some other condition that hits when your immunity is down,” he says. Today’s bee mortalities may be behaving slightly differently. “But we’re pretty sure in all these cases, diseases are the tipping point” after bees’ immune systems are compromised.
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