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Bee Population

Bumble Bee Is First In Continental U.S. To Be On Endangered List

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.10.2017 | Green

For the first time ever, federal officials have added a North American bumble bee to the endangered species list. The rusty patched bumble bee, or Bom...

Now That Bees Are Endangered, The Rest Is Up To Us

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.15.2017 | Green

Last week brought big news in the conservation world: For the first time, a bee species — seven of them, actually — were declared endangered. The ...

'Grand Beedapest Hotel' Is The Best Thing You'll See All Day

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.21.2016 | Taste

Beekeepers are reporting an alarming decline in their honey bee populations. The situation seems especially serious given that bees pollinate 75 perce...

Finally, Some Good News About The Future Of Bees

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science

In the last decade, bee populations have been dying off at alarming rates -- declining up to 30 percent annually. The reason can be traced to a deadly...

Bees Get Buzz-Worthy 3,300 Acres Of Flowers To Pollinate Thanks To Cheerios

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.03.2016 | Good News

Honey Nut Cheerios is the bee’s knees. On April 26, General Mills announced that the farms that supply oats for Honey Nut Cheerios will plant approx...

This Is What Dessert Would Look Like Without Bees

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green

Slide the bar over the image above to reveal what the dessert counter would look like without pollinators. Bad news for those with a sweet tooth: the ...

Photos Capture The Startling Effect Of Shrinking Bee Populations

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.07.2016 | Green

In parts of rural China, humans are doing the work bees once did. Striking new photos show farm workers in Hanyuan county, in China's Sichuan provinc...

Honey Nut Cheerios' Mascot Is Missing, For A Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.15.2016 | Taste

With a smartly redesigned cereal box, Honey Nut Cheerios in Canada is calling attention to the massive decline of the bee population. The brand has re...

Bees Are Dying And That Could Be Devastating For Food Security

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.26.2016 | Science

Pesticides are killing off the world's bee and butterfly populations, endangering the survival of global agriculture, according to a new study release...

What You Should Know About The Wild Bee's Disturbing Decline

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.23.2015 | Science

We owe a lot to wild bees. The buzzing insects are crucial pollinators for many agricultural crops, from pumpkins and squashes to peaches and apples. ...

Wild Bee Population In Dramatic Decline In Areas That Need Bees Most

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green

Wild bees, crucial pollinators for many crops, are on the decline in some of the main agricultural regions of the United States, according to scientis...

Here's Why Scientists Are Giving Honeybees Tiny 'Backpacks'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.28.2015 | Science

These tiny "backpacks" aren't your typical fashion accessory. An international research team, leading the Global Initiative for Honeybee Health, is a...

What Is Killing America's Bees And What Does It Mean For Us?

Rolling Stone | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Green

Pollinators are vanishing, and a silent spring could become a horrifying reality. So why won't the EPA do more?...

To Save Bees, Some States Take Aim At Pesticides

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Is This The 'Most Serious Environmental Threat To Mankind'?

OWN | Posted 06.18.2014 | OWN

Louie Schwartzberg is a master of time-lapse photography, specializing in nature films. Over a career that has spanned more than 30 decades, Schwartzb...

Gardeners Beware: "Bee-friendly" Plants May Be Poisoning Bees

Erich Pica | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Erich Pica

You may have heard that bees are key pollinators for one out of every three bites of food we eat. You may also know that bees are in grave trouble -- as the recent Time magazine cover story pointed out. But did you know that your own garden plants may be poisoning these bees?

God Did Not Write the Farm Bill

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.19.2013 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

Don't want a children's toy containing lead paint manufactured with child labor in your state? Congressman King and the House Agriculture Committee say "tough." Want the workers in your state to have a better chance? Your state won't have the right to choose. The Feds are encroaching.

An Artful Solution To The Bee Crisis?

Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts

The Scottish National Gallery recently announced possible plans to turn its spacious rooftop into a home for bees. No, it's not part of some elaborate...

Earth Day Buzz

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Have you had enough bee terror by now? The bees certainly have.

Lucia Graves

'Citizen Scientists' To Help Gauge Wild Bee Population | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green

Scientist Gretchen LeBuhn is trying to save the nation's wild bee population. But to achieve her goal, she's resorting to some unconventional means, n...

Collecting a Wild Honeybee Swarm (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

A wild honeybee swarm may range in size anywhere between roughly 1000 to 30,000 bees. In this video, beekeeper Matt Reed demonstrates how to collect swarm.