iOS app Android app


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. ...

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 Honeyb...

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 e...

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 d...

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 05.26.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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

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.

USDA To Spend $4 Million On Improving Honeybee Health

AP | BLAKE NICHOLSON | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Midwestern farmers and ranchers are getting $4 million in federal help to improve the health of honeybees, the U.S. Department...

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 | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Eve Turow

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.

Parched California and Australia Suffer Honey Drought

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

So just how dry is California? According to tree ring data from the University of California at Berkeley, in some parts of the state, it hasn't been this drought-stricken since the year 1580.

Drought Hasn't Been Sweet To Honeybees

AP | By TERENCE CHEA | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey b...

'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...

Who Grows Our Food: Wild Blueberries, Honeybees And Wyman's Of Maine

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.11.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Who Grows Our Food is an occasional Meatless Monday series taking a close look at some of the people, so often unsung, who give us the food on our pla...