this National Geographic video Dino Martins talks about how Eastern
Africa is the place of origin for honeybees and a center of diversity
for them, AND he discusses the disappearing traditions of stingless
beekeeping in Kenya, where stingless-beekeepers have learned the ancient
art of keeping many bee species that scientists do not understand yet.
Beekeeping (including log-hives) is very important to people there.
Dino Martins also describes the pollination of African Violets and
Papayas, and local farmers and native pollinators.
This talk is broken up into four 10 minute videos. Upon further examination it appears the problem may be unique to the United States and former Soviet Union.
Part 1 of 4 In this segment: CCD is a serious beekeeping problem affecting pollination of the food we eat which is bee pollinated.
Part 2 of 4 In this segment: RNA research of the Israeli acute paralysis virus; Insects have no immune system. Scientists are working with RNA silencing of iapv.
Part 3 of 4 In this segment: Sublethal affects of Amitraz, fluvalinate, coumaphous; wood preservative copper naphthenate.
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