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Keep The Hives Alive To Save Our Favorite Summer Foods

Margie Alt | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

Photo: Shutterstock It's now officially summer, and one of the greatest things about the season is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. My p...

Protect Our Bees... or Buy a Lot of Q-Tips!

Steve Peterson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Steve Peterson

Either we do more to protect our bees, or we'll need to buy a LOT of Q-Tips... Our bee population here in the United States is under threat, and has ...

Dead Bees Are the Worst, Amirite?

Amy Porterfield Levy | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Amy Porterfield Levy

Big Giant Cereal Companies have it very hard these days. Sales are soggy. Processed food is so last century plus Millennials find it a nuisance to wash the bowl and the spoon.

U.N. Warns the Declining Bee Population Is Going to Devastate Our Food Supply

Grub Street | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Grub Street

(Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa/Corbis) By Clint Rainey It's no secret that the world's bees are dying off in alarming numbers, but sometimes it's worth ...

Wild Bees Disappearing? Another Month, Another Bungled Bee Study

Jon Entine | Posted 01.05.2016 | 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.

Nina and the Dancing Bees

Marilyn Harding | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Marilyn Harding

Witnessing this robust yet intricate system brings light to the plight of the bees and ourselves unless we adjust our human-centric perspective to one of stewardship. The world does not revolve around the human being.

Without Bees, Our Thanksgiving Tables Would Look a Lot Different

Margie Alt | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

Thanksgiving dinner could get a lot less delicious in the years to come, however, if we don't act to reverse alarming declines in bee populations. That's because one in three bites of the foods we love -- including my chutney and many other seasonal favorites -- depend on bees for pollination.

Humans Have Been Working With Bees For Longer Than Initially Thought

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

History never seemed so sweet. Farmers began using bees for their honey and other practical benefits at least 9,000 years ago, a new study suggests. R...

The Terrifying Amount Of Food We'll Lose If Honeybees Die Off

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.04.2015 | Taste

They arrive in the morning, having traveled miles to work all day. They move from one workstation to the next to gather supplies for their commute bac...

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...

The Lessons of Bees

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

On National Honey Bee Day, let's give props to our pollinators and, maybe, learn how to be better humans. by guest blogger Jeff Csatari, executive edi...

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...

Fascinating, Disturbing Video Shows How Bees Are Made

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

Ever wonder how bees are born? You should watch this fascinatingly creepy video of slimy-looking larvae morphing into the fuzzy honeybees we know and ...

How You Can Help the Bees

Omega Institute | Posted 05.15.2016 | Green
Omega Institute

Colony Collapse Disorder, the term used to describe the precipitous decline in the bee population that has occurred in recent years, threatens the foundations of modern agriculture. Here are a few things you can do for the bees.

U.S. Honeybees Are Disappearing Very Quickly, USDA Report Finds

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

By Carey Gillam May 13 (Reuters) - Honey bees, critical agents in the pollination of key U.S. crops, disappeared at a staggering rate ...

Savoring a Sweet Mani Peninsula Surprise

Rick Steves | Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Driving around this land so steeped in conflict and bloody vendettas, it occurred to me that there are a lot of towers on the Mani Peninsula. While everyone gets excited about the towers of San Gimignano because they are so unique, here on the Mani, towns with such skylines are common.

'Cigarettes For Bees' May Be Responsible For The Insect's Decline

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green

Bees may be getting buzzed on a harmful insecticide contributing to their massive decline, researchers reported Wednesday. Two studies released by ...

It's Earth Day! Let's Join Together and Save the Honeybee!

Margie Alt | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

This Earth Day while celebrating our big accomplishments, we also need to think about something small: the honeybee. Though less than an inch long, the tiny honeybee has major implications for our food supply.

Shaking up the White House Hive

Paul Towers | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Paul Towers

As the White House announces its plan, they will need to reflect on the reality of the plight of bees, beekeepers and farmers alike. This means they can't avoid addressing the role pesticides play.

Bee Experts Dismantle Touted 'Harvard' Neonics-Colony Collapse Disorder Study As 'Activist Science'

Jon Entine | Posted 02.13.2015 | Science
Jon Entine

Although public opinion has coalesced around the belief that the bee death mystery is settled, the vast majority of scientists who study bees for a living disagree -- vehemently.

Why Are Bees Disappearing?

Quora | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Quora

There is no one chemical to ban or one company to censure or one critter to eradicate. Instead, CCD is the product of several factors whose whole is deadlier than the sum of its parts.

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...

Commercial Beekeeper: No, The Bees Are Not Back up on Their Knees

Jeff Anderson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Jeff Anderson

For the survival of the entire beekeeping industry and the survival of the honeybee species, it does the world no service to shift the blame or divert attention from the problems we can easily solve. We need to act on what we can, and that must be by banning the pesticides that are killing our bees.

A Day in the Life of a Big City Beekeeper

Maya Albanese | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Maya Albanese

There are speculations as to the reason for the decrease, but an evident correlation is the mounting prevalence of man-made toxic chemicals in the environment.

You Need to Know: What Colony Collapse Means for Our Food Supply

Eve Turow Paul | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Eve Turow Paul

The ultimate who-done-it of our time is not a scandalous political act or John Grisham plot line, but the story of honey bees.