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  • Small Hive Beetle Essay

    pest to the African subspecies of the western honey bee, Apis mellifera Linnaeus. Be that as it may, the beetle has been located outside of its natural habitat, where it is known to cause extensive damage to the plethora of colonies of the European subspecies of honey bees. In 1996, the small hive beetle was first sighted in the United States across a variety of states. There is no clear answer to how the beetles came over to the United States, but a multitude of people have the belief that the SHB first settled in Florida, and as the beekeepers from Florida migrated across the United States, the beetles followed. A. tumida is an invasive species and is causing many damages to the beekeeping…

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  • The European Honey Bees

    (Bartlett et al.) is one of the few non-native species whose presence has become essential for food production in the United States. European honey bees are the primary pollinator for a large portion of fruits and vegetables around the world. Recent problems with pest and diseases within colonies have led to a drastic decline in the number of managed hives available for pollination. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) (Mortensen, Schmehl and Ellis)has caused the highest level of hive decrease since…

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  • The Honeybee Population Crisis

    our society and if the bee population goes down, the human population will soon follow. Although many people are unaware of the shrinking bee population, scientific evidence has proven it to be a major problem. Due to CCD and other diseases, our food production and plant life could be decreased to dangerous levels, but the problem can be easily prevented. Throughout history we have seen a decrease in bee population, but nothing as severe…

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  • Drosophila Melanogaster In Biological Research

    1 INTRODUCTION Drosophila Melanogaster, also known as the fruit fly, is a most valuable organism in biological research that has made significant contributions particularly in genetics and research. It is used as a model organism in research for several reasons viz. Easily handled, sexually dimorphic, cheap and easy to keep large numbers, care and culture requires little equipments and well understood because of its short life cycle of just two weeks and also Entire genome of drosophila…

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  • Colony Collapse Disorder

    (Usdagov, 2016). Honeybee disappearances have occurred periodically in the United States since the 1880’s, but the steady decline of the colonies since 1947 through 2005 has been worrisome. It is during that 58 year span, in which honeybee colonies declined from 5.9 Million to 2.4 Million or a total loss of 40% (Problems in Domestic Bee Colonies, 2007). The sudden and inexplicable losses of such large numbers of honeybee colonies being reported in 2006 was alarming across agricultural…

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  • Honey Bee Mites Summary

    In temperate zones the bees are incapable of fighting off the infection, and bee keepers have yet to develop a treatment that is safe, effective, and easy to apply. Therefore this Varroa mite is able to dramatically weaken a hive’s health and allow for other types of viruses to eradicate the hive completely. This study details many aspects of Varroa that are currently known. Information regarding bother the biology and pathology of these mites is important for elucidating and understanding…

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  • Wild Honey Bees Case Study

    LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT CCD: COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER POTENTIAL CAUSES FOR DISAPPEARING BEE COLONIES OVER THE LAST DECADE When you think of bees, you may first think of an annoyance. They want ruin your picnic, they might sting you, and many people are allergic to them. Take a closer look. Bees are a cornerstone in the production of many mass-produced foods. (Images from…

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  • Case Study On Pesticides And Pollinators

    A top government honey bee researcher from South Dakota says he's being rebuffed for publicizing work on pesticides and pollinators. Jonathan Lundgren's exploration discovered honey bees and ruler butterflies can be hurt by a generally utilized class of bug sprays. In an informant case recorded Wednesday, the United States Agriculture Department entomologist claims he confronted striking back due to his examination. "When he began distributed this work, he went from brilliant kid to…

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  • Evolution Of Hummingbirds: A Narrative Analysis

    Evolution causes many changes in a species. Some species of animals develop thicker fur others have stronger muscles. Hummingbirds have to consume massive amounts of foods everyday in order to survive. One of their evolutionary traits is a mutated T1R1-T1R3 taste receptor. An experiment was conducted to test how hummingbirds detect sugars in nectar. The article “Evolution of sweet taste perception in hummingbirds by transformation of the ancestral umami receptor” (Maude W. Baldwin et al. science…

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  • The Decline In Bees

    of global crop production (Klatt, et al.) being reliant on animal pollination, bees are a vital contributor to food production. Unfortunately, the bee population has been dropping steadily for the last 60 years due to factors such as, pesticides, invasion of pests, and climate change (Walters 375). Neonicotinoids, an insecticide introduced into the market in the early 1990s (Lundin, et al.), has been largely blamed for this drop. The Ontario government, as an attempt to prevent the bee…

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