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A natural diet may improve pesticide immunity in honeybees

Feeding honeybees natural pollen rather than synthetic food can keep them more resistant to pesticides, according to a study conducted by Penn State researchers.

“Honey bees are exposed to hundreds of pesticides, while they are foraging on flowers and also when beekeepers apply chemicals to control bee pests,” Christina Grozinger, a professor of entomology and director of the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State, … 159 more words

Barley - the ideal food for mountain living?

New research in Science Magazine suggests that around 3600 years ago, farmers on the Tibetan Plateau started growing crops on slopes higher up on the Plateau, choosing to grow cold, frost-tolerant barley in favour of more traditional but less hardy crops such as millet. 58 more words

Photo of the Week - November 20, 2014

It’s been a cold week, though we’re finally starting to warm up again.  As a way to feel a little less chilly, I went back through some photos from the summer and found these three shots from late August.   110 more words

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