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Bumblebees

The Buzz About Bees, Climate Change and Your Garden

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

From the fuzzy bumblebees that our children chase in the garden to the industrious honeybees that sweeten our herbal tea, bees have woven an essential place in nature's mosaic. But bees are now caught in the toxic web of our climate crisis.

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.

More UK Stores Protect Bees: Bees Drawn to Floral Spark

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In January (2013) Homebase, B&Q and Wickes removed products containing bee-toxic insecticides called neonictinoids. Recently, Notcutts, Hillier, Squir...

Are Pesticides Hurting Natural Pollination?

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Pesticides used in farming are also killing worker bumblebees and damaging their ability to gather fo...

Tiny Sensors Reveal Secret Of Bee Navigation

| Posted 09.22.2012 | Science

By Katherine Harmon Bumblebees, it turns out, don’t bumble. Using tiny radar tracking devices, motion-activated cameras and artificial flowers, sci...

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.

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.

Global Warming: Bees and Flowers

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

When complex biological systems begin to unravel, as in the case of the dying honeybees, there is rarely one cause or smoking gun. Rather, it's usually a combination of factors acting in concert. In the bees' world, there are many problems.