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How Do Bees Make Honey?

When we talk about “bees”, we’re usually referring to the European honey bee (its scientific name is Apis Mellifera). Humans have been drooling over its honey and taking advantage of its pollination powers for thousands of years.So how do these insects make honey, you ask? You’ll find the task is…
bubmag
August 24, 2020
Bees

NT bee numbers are dwindling after back-to-back dry wet seasons

The Northern Territory's bee numbers are dwindling after back-to-back dry wet seasons, to the point that beekeepers cannot satisfy demand for honey and crucial pollination services.Key points:Back-to-back dry wet seasons have caused many native Top End trees and plants to produce much less nectarThe diminished health of bees threatens the…
bubmag
July 26, 2020
Bees

National Pollinator Week: Who are the pollinators?

Pollinators are animals and insects that carry pollen from one plant to another. Pollinators are responsible for much of our food and flowers and are responsible for the reproduction of 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat.   In order to understand pollinators, we need to know…
bubmag
June 23, 2020
Bees

Why Hawk Moths Are the Underdogs of the Pollinator World

Smithsonian Voices National Museum of Natural History June 22nd, 2020, 6:00AM / BY Abigail Eisenstadt The National Museum of Natural History’s Lepidoptera collection holds up to half of the world's species of hawk moths, important pollinators for many wild ecosystems. There are over 1450 species of hawk moths in total…
bubmag
June 22, 2020
Bees

DNB and PBL: loss of biodiversity leads to financial risks

On 18 June 2020, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) issued a press release on financial risks resulting from the loss of biodiversity. DNB notes that Dutch financial institutions have hundreds of billions of euros in outstanding loans on which they may be exposed to risks as a…
bubmag
June 18, 2020