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Flower power a winner for pollinators

European initiative sows some 60 million flowers to improve bee health

European flower strips initiative sows the seed for bee health with seed packets going out to many countries. Some 60 million flowers will have been planted to provide nutrition for bees and other pollinating insects throughout the summer.

US Pollinator Week

Event triggers new activities to protect bees

The US Pollinator Week in June 2015 encouraged numerous activities to protect pollinators. Beekeeper Paul Vonk was honored with the Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award for his innovative tool for an efficient hive management.

The Honey Therapy

New study reveals medicinal talents of Dr. “Nurse Bee”

Nurse bees are charged with feeding the queen, the larvae and also other colony members. It now seems that they have yet another mission: Helping to keep their colony healthy - by feeding "medicinal honey" to other members of the hive.

Social Genes

Scientists study the social behavior of bees

An international team of scientists have decoded the genetic foundation for the social behavior of bees.

Positive Tendency for Bees

Honey bee colony losses in the USA are down again

The public discussion about this year’s winter losses of honey bee colonies remains controversial. Bayer’s bee expert Dick Rogers comments on the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) preliminary results.

Bumble Bee genome decoded

Eye-opener study compares pollinator DNAs

An analysis comparing the genomes of honey bees and bumblebees helps to understand their susceptibility to pathogens and other health threats.

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