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Join The Hunt for Bees! | The Great Sunflower Project
In 2008, we started this project as a way to gather information about our urban, suburban and rural bee populations. We wanted to enlist people all over the US and Canada to observe their bees and be citizen scientists. We asked them to plant sunflowers in their gardens so we could standardize study of bee activity and provide more resources for bees. Sunflowers are relatively easy to grow and are wildly attactive to bees.
citizen-science  biology  bees  science  online  projects  ecology  nature 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Bees: Scientific American
Our collaboration has ruled out many potential causes for CCD and found many possible contributing factors. But no single culprit has been identified. Bees suffering from CCD tend to be infested with multiple pathogens, including a newly discovered virus, but these infections seem secondary or opportunistic much the way pneumonia kills a patient with AIDS. The picture now emerging is of a complex condition that can be triggered by different combinations of causes.
environment  ecology  bees 
april 2009 by tsuomela

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