INFOGRAPHIC: How to Identify the Docile Honeybee from its More Aggressive Counterparts

July 25, 2014 by  
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Did you know that one out of three bites of food that Americans eat is directly or indirectly derived from honeybee pollination? Honeybees play a crucial role in the nation’s food supply, which means the alarming decline and disappearance of their hives due to Colony Collapse Disorder poses a major threat to U.S. and world agriculture. To make matters worse, the poor and docile honeybee often gets confused with the aggressive hornet, which leads some people fearful of bee stings to indiscriminately kill off the important pollinator. That’s why Angie’s List compiled an infographic that will help you “bee informed” about the different types of bees and the importance of preserving honeybee populations. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How to Identify the Docile Honeybee from its More Aggressive Counterparts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , angle’s list , bee stings , bees , colony collapse disorder , food supply , honey bees , honeybee populations , honeybees , hornets , infographic , pollination , pollinator , reader submitted content , wasps

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Giant Hornets are Killing People and Eating Bees in China

September 27, 2013 by  
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If you’re afraid of flying stinging insects, the Asian giant hornet might just be your worst nightmare. The bug can reach two inches long, fly at 25 miles an hour and their stings, which have been described as “like a hot nail through [ones] leg” can be fatal to humans. Even honeybees have reason to fear them—the hornets literally eat them for dinner. And now, thanks to global warming , the number of human and bumblebee fatalities are up in China . Read the rest of Giant Hornets are Killing People and Eating Bees in China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , asian giant hornet , bee decline , eating bees , fatal , global warming , honeybees , hornet , insects , shaanxi province , venom        

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DIY: 5 All-Natural Insect Traps and Deterrents You Can Make at Home

July 16, 2013 by  
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Summertime brings a wealth of fun to the world, doesn’t it? The days are long and warm, flowers perfume the air with their luscious scents, and produce is fresh and abundant . Many people spend as much time as possible outdoors, basking in the sunshine or paddling around in pools or lakes, while others throw windows open to let in the breeze. But then there are the bugs … Supposedly, everything that exists does so for a reason, but it’s hard to care about that when you’re covered in mosquito bites or have horseflies dancing around your head. For those who have severe allergies to bee stings or spider bites, it’s also important to stay safe while enjoying summer activities. While there are no techniques that are 100% effective (other than sitting in a hermetically-sealed room), hopefully some of the homemade traps listed here can make your summer a more enjoyable one. Read the rest of DIY: 5 All-Natural Insect Traps and Deterrents You Can Make at Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bug repellent , bug trap , cockroaches , fruit flies , hornets , house spiders , insect repellent , insect trap , mosquitoes , roaches , wasps        

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