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The Beauty of Bees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Of the more than 1.6 million known forms of life on our home -- planet Earth, bees truly are the "golden-hair" pollinator partners that have been entrusted with sustaining life on land.

Thanksgiving 2011: Earth Calling... SOS

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Mr. President, the economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment: if the environment is too warm or toxic for life -- there is NO economy.

Tons of Unrecognizable Honey

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Some excellent investigative research last week uncovered some startling facts: In excess of three quarters of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores i...

Seven Billion People Need Bees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In the last four years alone over a quarter trillion honeybees have died prematurely. Of the 100 crop species providing 90 percent of the world's food -- over 74 percent are pollinated by bees.

Making It A Sweet Rosh Hashanah With Honey. But Is It Kosher?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The mere fact that bee honey is kosher is itself odd. After all, it is a product of the non-kosher bee. How can a product of a non-kosher animal be kosher?

Bee Aware

Dan Rather | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Dan Rather

2011-09-22-rathathh.jpgWhy should we care about the plight of honeybees? Because the entire food chain is at risk. One in three bites of food we eat is directly dependent on insect pollination.

20 Unusual Uses for Honey

Anna Brones | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home
Anna Brones

September is National Honey Month. Honey gets an entire month all to itself? Why yes, it certainly does. If honey gets to be honored all month long, the least we could do is give you 20 different uses for it.

Bees Thrive In Chicago Hives

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Among the wildflowers and native grasses in the garden atop Chicago's City Hall stand two beehives where more than 100,000 bees come a...

Magazine Publisher Moonlights as Urban Beekeeper

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green
Joan Brunwasser

"Fellow beekeepers. What a riot! We are a strange and passionate lot. I have yet to meet one that I did not automatically trust. I have never been let down by someone who loves to keep bees. It takes a special kind of person to be chosen by the girls to tend them."

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...

ReThink Interview: Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz, Makers of Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? looks at possible causes of colony collapse disorder as well as the millennia-old relationship between bees and humans that had been so mutually beneficial for so long.

Requiem for a Bee

Ned Goldreyer | Posted 08.24.2011 | Comedy
Ned Goldreyer

A mystery once confined to U.S. territory, the disappearance of honey bees, has blossomed into a global phenomenon. Where are they going? Why are th...

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.

Rooftop Farm Report: Winter Is Not Bee Season

Dave Snyder | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Honeybees are hardy, and given good conditions, such as a large population and plenty of honey storage, they generally make it through the winter. At least that's how it's supposed to go.

Backyard Beekeeping: Tour de Hives (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

As awareness increases about where our food comes from, so comes the interest in growing food close to home. And this also includes providing a place ...

As Bees in Honey Drown: Bad Buzz From the Capital Hive

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Not only do we have the members of Congress with considerable earned or inherited wealth blindly ignoring the huddled masses. There are also, of course, the generous corporate benefactors of the elected.

Giving Thanks for Bees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

This year, I give thanks to the 1.8 trillion honeybees that directly account for a quarter of a trillion dollars of worldwide commerce annually.

Neonicotinoids -- Destroying the Web of Life

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Each year, our global biosphere endures an onslaught of 5 billion pounds of insecticides. These insecticides have caused a dramatic decline for many common grassland bird species.

Australian Locust Thrive, Rocky Mountain Ones Disappear

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

A plague of locusts of biblical proportion has hatched and is growing as Australia, the fourth largest grain exporter, has gone form 13 years of bone-dry drought to the wettest September since the inception of record keeping in 1860.

Green News Report: October 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hungarian ...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

What's The Buzz? Bees Swarm Wall Street

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Talk about workaholic bees. On Memorial Day, when most traders had the day off and businesses were closed, thousands of...

Urban Beekeeping, Honey: New York Magazine's Comprehensive Guide

New York Magazine | Published May 23, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A few weeks ago in Greenpoint, a swarm of 30,000 Italian honeybees broke free of a rooftop hive, scaring neighbors and casting a menacing, if ultimate...

Bee Pollen And Hives Laden With Pesticides, Study Shows

AP | GARANCE BURKE and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MERCED, Calif. — The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off t...

New York Officials Decide To Allow Beekeeping

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York