Flying insects of the family Apoidea. Bees are typically known for honey production, role in pollination, and of course for their ability to sting.

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Beepocalypse by CCD [duplicate]

I heard by a lot of media that the bees are disappearing, due to CCD (colony collapse disorder). The question about the disparition has already been answered. But, all my amateur beekeeping friends ...
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Does Propolis in toothpaste protect the gums and the mouth area?

Lavera Naturkosmektik, a German cosmetics brand, has a toothpaste called "Basis Sensitiv Zahncreme Classic mit Bio-Echinacea & Propolis". They claim that Propolis protects the gums and the mouth ...
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Can bee stings be treated with onions?

Someone told me that when you have a bee sting you should cut an onion in half and apply it to the sting for 30min - or even better make onion puree and apply it. This sounds a bit like folk-medicine ...
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Do honeybees disrupt native pollinators in North America?

One of my colleagues at work is vegan, and I became curious about why vegans don't eat honey. After a search on the internet I found a website explaining why honey is not vegan. However what baffled ...
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Does human survival depend on bees?

I see several websites claiming that without bees, mankind will be extinct in four years. Does human survival depend on bees? Citing Albert Einstein's saying to the effect that mankind would ...
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Does Monsanto have a bee patent?

In 2011, Monsanto acquired a company specialised in bees. Claims are circulating on the internet about an alleged Monsanto bee patent. In its most radical form, the claim is: Monsanto is ...
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Do mobile phones interfere with bees communication? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mobile phones are the cause of the demise of the bees? I've heard from my biology teacher that mobile phones interfere with bees communication. The claim is that the ...
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Do bees use odor instead of dance to communicate the location of food?

It has long been believed that bees use dance to communicate the location of food amongst each other. If true, this would make bees unique in the insect world, as all other insects are guided by ...
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Is EPA-approved insecticide (clothianidin) responsible for killing off bees?

A recent article in NaturalNews claims that last year there were leaked documents exposing that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) illegitimately approved toxic pesticide clothianidin ...
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Are mobile phones causing the demise of bees?

So someone I know posted a link to this Inhabitat Blog article on Facebook. Scientists may have found the cause of the world’s sudden dwindling population of bees – and cell phones may be to ...
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Are bees disappearing and why?

According to the web site of the film Vanishing of the Bees: Bees are dying in their billions. In the UK, around one fifth of honeybee hives were lost in the winter of 2008/2009. Is there ...