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Humans and Animals: An Inseparable Bond

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

This week as the brutal 'War Against Nature' raged on, the conscious world fought back as hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe united...

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...

Will California Save the Bees?

Paul Towers | Posted 10.28.2013 | Green
Paul Towers

Pesticide industry lobbyists and allies tried to divert attention to issues like the pesky Varroa mite and the lack of food or forage for bees. As I've mentioned before, it's a common industry tactic to redirect attention away from pesticides to issues that face less opposition.

Game of Drones: Learning From Bees

Cara Chard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cara Chard

Hands-on learning incites a sense of wonder that text books and test prep fail to arouse, and rooftop farms provide innumerable opportunities for students to learn and grow.

Are Urban Bees Immune to Colony Collapse Disorder?

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green
Eliza De La Portilla

Could urban beekeeping be the solution to the elusive Colony Collapse Disorder?

Some Like it Hot!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It is believed that mosquitoes are attracted to people with warm blood, so I must be very hot-blooded, because mosquitoes LOVE me.

What the Fungi? Not Our Snakes, Too!

OnEarth | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Justine Hausheer, OnEarth Fungi are giving wildlife a real beating these days. Chytrid is walloping frog and salamander species worldwide, and here...

We're no closer to saving bees--or our food supply

OnEarth | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Scott Dodd, OnEarthIn 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, OnEarth contributing editor Sharon Levy visited a farm in California's Sierra fo...

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?

Bees Don't Deserve Credit For Honeycombs?

natureheader | Philip Ball | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

The perfect hexagonal array of bees’ honeycombs, admired for millennia as an example of natural pattern formation, owes more to simple physical forc...

5 Interesting Facts About Bees (And How You Can Save Them)

Posted 07.10.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Lisa Granshaw: There are a lot of misconceptions about bees, from the belief that they sting at the slightest provocation to the p...

Why the Bees Are Dying: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kalliope Lee

Whether it was actually practiced or not, my intention is to explore the bugonia as a timeless mythic trope instructive to us now in the midst of our own bee crisis.

A New Hive Mentality

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director This past winter was another tough one for the humble honeybee. Winter lo...

Could A Sperm Bank Save Bee Colonies?

Posted 06.13.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Most people who raise bees do it for the honey. Researchers at Washington State University want something ...

Beekeepers Wanted

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

You may have recently heard the buzz about the world's bees disappearing but you're not quite sure what the big deal is all about. "What's up with the bees?" you ask your country bumpkin friends. Oh, you ignorant urbanite! I know your type.

Stop Neonicotinoid Pesticides: Protestors to March in London

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Beekeepers and concerned citizens from across the UK have formed a united front in the 'War Against Nature' to protect bees against a devastating new ...

Wild Pollinators Are Critical to Keeping Our Picnic Baskets Full

Christina Kennedy | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Christina Kennedy

Bees may seem like uninvited guests at your picnic -- but before you shoo them away from the fruit salad, think twice, as they play a critical role in making your picnic possible.

Honeybees to EPA: Where Is Thy Sting?

OnEarth | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Scott Dodd, OnEarth The list of fruits, vegetables, and field crops that rely on honeybees for pollination is truly astonishing: apples, avocados, ...

Christina Wilkie

Pesticide Lobby Spends Millions To Defend Chemicals Tied To Bee Deaths

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chemical pesticide lobby is waging a multi-million dollar battle to prevent regulation of chemicals linked to the dramatic escalatio...

Why Are Honeybees Dying En Masse?

The New York Times | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, commercial beeke...

Bees Have 'Sixth Sense' For Buzzing, Study Suggests

| Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins The electric fields that build up on honey bees as they fly, flutter their wings, or rub body parts together may allow the insects to...

How Do Bees Choose Their Queen?

Quora | Posted 05.22.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Tal Reichert, Hobbyist Beekeeper Normally, a honeybee colony has a single, mature queen in ...

Nature's Golden Elixir: Honey Feels Wrath of Climate Disruption

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

We are running out of time to combat more than 85 million metric tons of greenhouse gases emitted daily: Earth's bees are clearly showing scientists that they cannot conduct their business of pollinating and making honey -- as climate disruption escalates, quickly.

UK Garden Stores Protect Bees: Bees Reciprocate with Innovations

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Recently, Britain's biggest gardening chains: Homebase, B&Q and Wickes removed products containing neonictinoid insecticides because of a European Foo...

Meet 92-Year-Old Beekeeper Stan Brown

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Stan Brown of Cumberland, Maine, is nearly 93 years old, one of America's oldest registered beekeepers.