Don’t Worry BEE Happy! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 320. Bumblebee Why don’t elephants use cellular phones? So the rest of the world won’t know their plans. Interesting Fact: The bumblebee tongue (the proboscis) is a long, hairy structure that extends from a sheath-like modified maxilla. The primary action of the tongue is lapping, that is, repeated dipping of the tongue into […]

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Meet the Cornish Black Bee — The Cornish Bird

Could the Cornish Black Bee be an answer to the decline in bee population in the UK? The sad fact is that bees are in real trouble. In recent years the news coverage of their plight has become increasingly worrying. It is now estimated that of the roughly two thousand species of bee in Europe…

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CDFW Seeks Information Related to Listing of Bumble Bees — CDFW News

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Crotch bumble bee, Franklin’s bumble bee, Western bumble bee and Suckley cuckoo bumble bee as endangered species. In October 2018, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Food Safety submitted a […]

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Shed of The Year 2019 and the Dunbar Number; Bees are Back; Jewelled Insects. — thegardenimpressionists

In a blatant bit of promotional activity, I’m asking any readers of this to support “The Hut” in a public vote to find the Cuprinol Shed of The Year 2019. Having decided to enter “The Hut” into this annual national competition back in spring, it was a big surprise to be contacted about a month […]

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Swarm of Bees at Joshua Tree Forces Closure of Popular Viewpoint — KTLA

A swarm of bees is taking an extended vacation at a Joshua Tree viewing area, leading officials to close a popular viewpoint in the park for more than a week. Keys View — a vista with a panoramic view of the Coachella Valley — will be closed Monday through July 2 while park employees monitor…

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New Native Bee Habitat in the Teaching Garden  — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Local Girl Scout Julia Wine takes on habitat loss affecting solitary bees by build a bee box in the Master Gardeners Teaching Garden at the Fairlington Community Center – and wins a Girls Scout Gold Award in the process!

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Annual Survey Shows Biggest U.S. Honeybee Winter Die-Off Yet — KTLA

Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed. The annual nationwide survey by the Bee Informed Partnership found 37.7% of honeybee colonies died this past winter, nearly 9 percentage points higher than the average winter loss. The survey of nearly 4,700 beekeepers managing more than 300,000 colonies goes…

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