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Beekeepers

Jack Hildreth: Master Beekeeper

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

The days are cooling off and getting shorter, farmers are bringing in crops, wood is being stacked, and beekeepers are looking inside their hives for evidence of Varroa mites, one of the largest threats to honey bees in the United States.

The Buzz About Caledonia Spirits & Winery

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 07.21.2013 | Taste
Sharon Kitchens

Located nearby the 10,000 square foot distillery on the banks of the Lamoille River, visitors may notice several beehives. Unsurprisingly, Hardie, who has been keeping bees for nearly five decades, enjoys being around bees.

Beekeepers Cause A Ruckus Outside British Parliament

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green

LONDON — Scores of worried beekeepers – and a brace of fashionistas – have gathered outside Britain's Parliament in a bid to convinc...

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...

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.

Once Banned as a Dangerous Animal, NYC Bees Now Popular Pet (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.04.2012 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Because he lives in a 21-story building and "bees don't like high rises too much" (too windy), Guillermo Fernandez keeps bees in a tiny public garden below Wall Street, next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Bee Kills in the Corn Belt: What's GE Got to Do With It?

Heather Pilatic | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

In the last few weeks beekeepers have reported staggering losses in Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio after their hives foraged on pesticide-treated corn fields. Indiana too, two years ago. What's going on in the Corn Belt?

Beekeepers Stung By Rash Of Hive Thefts

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 04.10.2012 | Weird News

German authorities are having a honey of a time trying to find out who is stealing beehives. In recent weeks, at least two entire hives were stolen...

Widely-Used Pesticides Killing Bees

Heather Pilatic | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Heather Pilatic

Pesticides are prevalent, persistent and more scientists confirm everyday that they are making bees sick (or dead). The sad truth? Beekeepers have been sounding this alarm from the ground for years. Would that we had listened.

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.

Most Store Bought Honey Isn't Honey According to the FDA

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Food
Richard Schiffman

Food scientists say that over three quarters of the honey sold in American supermarkets and drug stores may not be what the bees created.

Behind the Beekeeping Buzz

Vera Haller | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Vera Haller

Where would you find NYC's most in-demand beekeeper on a day he's not rescuing a swarm of wayward bees and fielding a news media inquiries about the finer points of the urban apiary?

Proposal To Tax Beekeepers Stirs Up Swarm

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 05.30.2011 | Food

FRESNO, Calif. -- A California proposal to tax beekeepers to pay for research on bees' health has stirred up a swarm, even though all agree more study...

Will Killing This Invasive Plant Harm Bees?

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DETROIT — An effort to fight an invasive plant with insects that eat it has drawn opposition from beekeepers who worry it will leave them withou...

New York Officials Decide To Allow Beekeeping

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

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Former Coal Mines Turned Into Beekeeping Havens

Planet Green | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By federal law, coal companies have to restore the land they used back to an as-good-or-better condition than it was in when they started mining. Howe...

Rooftops Abuzz With Beekeeping In Paris

AP | RACHEL KUROWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PARIS — In the romantic city of lights, the bees are downright busy. Common sense says it is better to keep hives of stinging insects in the co...

Bees Dying: What Happens To The Economy

The Daily Green | Kim Flottum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

People who keep bees commercially keep them to make a living. They take them far and near to fields and farms so the bees can pollinate the crops they...