Colapso de abejas, tremendo lío

Dos multinacionales de agroquímicos pagaron US$3 millones para saber por qué estan muriendo estos polinizadores. El resultado del estudio no les gustó: son sus plaguicidas. Source: Colapso de abejas, tremendo lío Al ser apicultor, los oídos de Abdón Salazar se han acostumbrado al sonido de las abejas, por eso la primera vez que se levantó […]

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Abejas pueden reducir impacto de cambio climático en el café de Latinoamérica

25 Sep 2017 – 7:23 PM AGENCIA SINC Imagen/ Flickr – Ignacio Torres Científicos aseguran que este insecto ayudan a aumentar entre un 20% y un 25% la producción de café y mejoran la calidad del grano, por lo que es necesario fomentar la protección de esta especie. Las abejas, mediante la polinización, pueden ayudar a reducir […]

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Where do bees live?

Bees live on every continent except Antartica. They live in deserts, the tropics, and everything in between. The highest diversity of bee species can be found in Mediterranean-style climates, but there are also a surprising number of bees to be found in deserts. Often people think bees all live in hives with queens, workers, and drones. […]

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Why are bees in trouble?

Some bee species have already gone extinct, and many others are threatened with extinction. Between 1/4 and 1/3 of bumble bees worldwide are at risk of extinction. The rusty-patched bumble bee was listed under the Endangered Species Act at the end of 2016, having lost about 87% of its range compared to the late 90s. Franklin’s bumble bee, […]

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How to help?

Many pollinators are disappearing at alarming rates, especially native bees (such as bumble bees and solitary bees). Honey bees are also in trouble these days, with beekeepers reporting heavy winter and even summer losses. The solution to pollinator health is not a simple one. Pesticides are weakening pollinator immune systems, leaving them more open to diseases and […]

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