Beekeepers preparing for pollination keen to put season behind them for honeymoon The pollinators’ return to the garden ha카지노 사이트s been under threat for years
In recent years, researchers at Duke University found that some bees could not make their way into the hive due to environmental conditions. And this year some conservationists suspect there will be further bee die-offs across the nation, which experts fear may be tied to a global shortage of honeybees and a weakening economy.
“To say honeybee populations are declining is probably an overstatement, it’s a very complex problem, and it involves many factors,” explained David Stokes, an entomologist who studies bee populations at Duke’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Beekeepers preparing for pollination are in dire straits as their honeybees have been hit by a growing number of diseases, from the cold to the viruses. This winter there was a dramatic rise in the number of reports of bee deaths as honeybees are dying, including two deaths in Kansas in October, and another two deaths in Indiana in January.
Researchers at Duke have begun to track agospelhitznd study these cases and have been working on a new bee census — the most precise measure yet of a bee’s health.
“It’s the best we can do right now,” Dr. Stokes said. “I don’t know if that can do the job for the next ten years or it can be next 10 decades, but I do think it’s a good place to start, and it has a lot of useful data.”
In many parts of the world beekeepers are facing a similar predicament. While some of them are using pollinators to produce honey, for others, such as in the UK, honeybees have been severely curtailed.
Even as they have become the most-used pollinator of late, honeybees are suffering from declining fitness and, especially among older colonies, their number has already plunged.
In some regions of the country, including parts of the Midwest, the number of adult bees has dropped by as much as 80%.
Duke scientists have been working hard with industry to get pollination workers across the cougospelhitzntry prepared to return to the honeymoon-land.
“It has been extremely important that we get the beekeepers back,” said Mary Loomis, a research specialist and director of Duke’s bee lab. “To get pollinators back back in the field will save many thousands of dollars in the beekeeping industry.”
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