Pollinators

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  • Honey Bee Pollinators

    Agriculture, or the practice of planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops has many more layers than most realize. One overlooked factor is the role of certain species of animals known as pollinators in speeding up the breeding process of plants through pollination. One of the most important pollinators, the honey bee transfers the genetic info of male and female plants through pollen, and in return gets nectar to feed its colony (“Pollination”). While honey bees have been around for millions of years, “The yearly USDA-sponsored industry survey has recorded an average 30% loss of honeybee colonies in a defined window of time over the past several years” which could mean trouble for the plant life that depends on bee pollination (“Disappearing…

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  • Bee Pollinators Decline

    Pollinators on the Decline In recent years North America has been faced with a sharp decline in bee populations. Beekeepers are used to a certain amount of bees and hives dying off but the winter and spring of 2006-2007 brought about the most precipitous decline in decades. The historical rate for overwintering losses is 10-15% but from 2007-2011 this rate has been 28-33% (The Situation, n.d.). This event from 2007 has been coined as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and affecting as many as 35…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Bees Pollinators

    Bees are the world's top pollinators. There are over 20,000 different kinds of bees, and they are unfortunately dying off due to the increase of pesticides. Pollinators transfer pollen and seeds from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it can grow and produce food. These insects are responsible for pollinating one third of the world's crops. Bees need to live without these inorganic forms of pesticides, so that they can produce honey and pollinate crops. These healthy bees were…

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  • The Pollinators: A Short Story

    “King P?” cried his troops. “King P?” The Pollinators were being invaded my evil King Felix and the Zecks. Every time the low hum was to be heard, that meant trouble. “Into place! Now! Get your stingers ready to barricade the Pollinators!” “Yes Sir,” the Zecks replied on the demand. This was the third time in one week, that the evil was attempting to stampede the North Willow. For the first time, they glided right past their tree, and tried talking to the honey bee’s. “Oh, their colony is…

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  • Honey Bees Experiment

    canum plant within a moderate range of color red intensity. This research is significant because it enables us to understand more about bee behavior, and, not to mention, it will aid farmers in crop production to select the most efficient pollinators for specific types of crops. E. canum plants were surveyed and later used to calculate the proportion of the color red per flowers for each plant surveyed to compare and attempt to depict a correlation between pollinator visitation frequency and…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Bees

    away from preying on other bugs and switched to exclusively deriving their nutrients from the pollen and nectar of flowers. The different species developed fuzz, bristles, or hair in various places on their bodies in order to pick up more pollen, and evolved longer and longer proboscises so they could more easily access the nectar that is often hidden away in hard to reach places. Most bees feed exclusively on these flower products, which is an easy way to sort them from their sometimes similar…

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  • Honey Bees Pollination

    Without bees and natural pollinators to fulfill their job of pollination, companies would have to regress into the act of artificial pollination. Artificial, or hand, pollination is a procedure used when natural, often referred to as open, pollination is either insufficient or unwanted or both. Hand pollination is best understood by imagining the process in the same way as artificial insemination in human beings. The value of both wild and/or managed pollinators (such as artificial pollination)…

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  • Pollinators And Flower Relationships

    Pollinators, flowers, and their relationship play an essential role in ecosystems. Pollinators are responsible for facilitating fertilization in flowering plants, which provides seed production in fruits and vegetables. Pollination is important in agricultural communities with the fertilization of crops. It is estimated that pollinators contribute to the global economy by adding 217 billion dollars from pollinating a vast array of crops (Gallai et al., 2009). The pollinator-flower relationship…

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  • Neonics Research Paper

    brands that contained neonicotinoid pesticides are moving away from using toxic pesticides that affected the bee population. Ortho is a leading brand that partnered with the Pollinator Stewardship Council to help educate customers on the correct use of the pesticide. After coming to a conclusion to advocate using fewer neonicotinoid pesticides, they planned to get rid of the active ingredients in neonics which are imidacloprid, clothianidin, and dinotefuran (Lead Consumer…, 2016). All three…

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  • Symbiotic Relationship Between Clownfish And Mutualism

    All three transects at each site were studied at the same time on one day. The transects were studied to look for visiting pollinators at the flowers during each of the 30 minute periods. There were four 30 minute periods beginning at 0900, 1200, 1500 and 1800. During the start of each period an observer would walk for 2 and half minutes down each transect and recorded any of visitors on the study plants. This process was then repeated five more times (Barthell, 2001, 1872). The same plants used…

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