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Honey Bees

Our Chemicals Are Killing Honey Bees' Sex Lives

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green

If there’s a species that doesn’t need an unintentional dose of birth control, it’s the honey bee. A new study, however, suggests two common neo...

'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...

The Latest Report On Bees Is A Total Buzzkill

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green

Bees, the earth's most important pollinators, took another devastating hit last year, despite increased efforts to reverse the decline. U.S beekeepers...

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...

Where Did All of the Honey Bees Go?

Quora | Posted 04.25.2016 | Science

Why are bee populations declining? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with...

Major Pest Control Company Announces Huge Change To Protect Bees

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business

In an effort to better protect the planet's most important pollinators, pest control company Ortho says it will remove from its products a class of ch...

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...

Meet The Bee Keepers

Eileen Gordon Chiarello | Posted 02.11.2017 | Taste
Eileen Gordon Chiarello

For the respect inherent in their work, the dedication to preserving and rebuilding resilient local communities, and their open willingness to teach others and spread their craft, these beekeepers are truly the bee's knees.

Wild Bees Disappearing? Another Month, Another Bungled Bee Study

Jon Entine | Posted 01.05.2017 | Science
Jon Entine

Now that the world entomological community is in general agreement that the United States and global honeybee population is not, and has never been, threatened with extinction by pesticides, the focus of advocacy concern has suddenly shifted to wild bees.

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...

Meatless Monday: To Bee or Not to Bee -- CCD and Vegan Honey

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

It's only within the past 15 years there have been serious signs of trouble. Bees have been dying off or abandoning their hives -- their homes -- in number. We don't yet have an answer, we just have a name for it -- Colony Collapse Disorder.

A Bold Plan for Saving Pollinators

Jared Green | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Jared Green

Clearly, more is needed to restore pollinators to health. According to the speakers, a key piece of the puzzle is bringing back nutritious forage wherever possible. Let's start with better integrating forage opportunities along highways.

Truck Of BEES Overturns On Washington State Highway

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.17.2015 | Weird News

And now, BEEEEEEEEES! A semi-truck loaded with honey bees overturned in Washington state before dawn Friday, unleashing millions of live bees acros...

Bee Attack Sends 3 To The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green

Four people were attacked by a swarm of between 20,000 and 30,000 bees in New Port Richey, Florida, on Sunday, according to reports. Three of the vict...

Amid Honey Bee Decline, EPA Nixes Expanded Use Of Some Insecticides

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green

(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday it was unlikely to approve new or expanded uses of certain pesticides whil...

How the Honey Bee Health Coalition Is Helping the Honey Bee Crisis

Dorit Sasson | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Dorit Sasson

Perhaps this roadmap can be viewed as our own personal outline for what all of us as a society can do to improve honey bee health but only when we know how the major players of the bee food chain interact and the knowledge we already know or have access to.

Artist's Honey Bee Project Comes With A Dire Environmental Warning

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts

After Ladislav Hanka finishes his contemplative etchings of flora and fauna, they then take on a life of their own -- with the help of thousands and t...

How We Harvest Honey: From Hive to Bottle

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Eliza De La Portilla

The question has come up, on more than one occasion, "How do you harvest honey?". Some people want to know more details on how we do it while others have just never had access to the information.

'Killer' Bees May Do More Saving Than Killing!

Chevy Humphrey | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Chevy Humphrey

How has the introduction of this species shaped our relationship with bees, our perceptions of the honey bee, and our ecology? What might future bee populations look like, and how might that affect agriculture? But why, really, are we so afraid of them?

Get A Bee-autiful View Of Honeybees In Slow Motion (Without Getting Stung)

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

A honeybee's wings stroke at more than 200 beats per second while in flight, making it difficult for humans to fully grasp the majesty of these hardwo...

This Is How Bees Make Honey

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.08.2014 | Taste

How does that delicious sweetness come to be(e)?

The Latest Buzz: The Decline of Bees is Harming Global Agriculture

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Dorit Sasson

Bees might be those uninvited guests that harass your picnic or evening stroll, but as pollinators, the bees have an important job to do. Sadly though, they're not getting around to doing it.

Honeybees, Home, and the Holidays

Will Rogers | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Will Rogers

Moving my bees got me to thinking about the idea of "home" and how different the reality of home is for bees and for people. Having my own house loaded onto the back of a truck and dropped off in the middle of the night in some strange zip code wouldn't work for me at all.

Support the 'Save America's Pollinators Act' -- Why We Must Work Together to Save the Bees

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Laura Turner Seydel

Why is the decline of pollinators one of our most critical environmental issues? Pollinators provide a crucial ecosystem service valued annually at $125 billion globally ($15-$20 billion in the U.S) in the pollination of our food crops.

Zombie Bees Are Very Real

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.01.2013 | Science

A parasitic fly is creating what San Francisco State University researchers are calling zombie bees -- and the details of infection are straight out o...