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Colony Collapse Disorder

A Raw Look Inside The Life Of A Nepalese Honey Hunter

Posted 03.11.2014 | Green

High in the Himalayas, an ancient honey hunt harkens back to a time before industrialized bee farms, pollination woes and colony collapse disorder. ...

An Artist And A Hive Of Bees Made This Sculpture

Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts

Aganetha Dyck has become well known for her unusual sculptures, delicate artworks that depict mundane objects playfully obscured by mounds of honeycom...

USDA Spending Millions To Help Honeybees In The Midwest

AP | By M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pasture...

Let Me Tell You 'Bout the Birds and the Bees... and a Thing Called Neonics

Steve Zack | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

The environmental movement progresses in fits and starts. We may win occasional battles, but I sometimes fear we are losing the war and our successes can feel like stopgaps until the next crisis. Are neonics that next crisis?

Scientists Strap Tiny 'Backpacks' To 5,000 Bees, For Science

Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: There's been a lot of buzz about colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon causing bees to die off around the...

Support the 'Save America's Pollinators Act' -- Why We Must Work Together to Save the Bees

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Laura Turner Seydel

Why is the decline of pollinators one of our most critical environmental issues? Pollinators provide a crucial ecosystem service valued annually at $125 billion globally ($15-$20 billion in the U.S) in the pollination of our food crops.

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?

Why Are Queen Bees Living Shorter Lives?

| Posted 09.16.2013 | Green

By Francie Diep (Click here for original article.) What's killing the bees? If you've been watching the news, you might answer: "Colony collapse d...

Kim Bellware

Suburban Beekeeping Ban Defeated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Beekeepers in one Chicago suburb scored a victory Monday night after defeating an attempt to ban all backyard beekeeping within the v...

"Bee-friendly" Plants? Think Again

Paul Towers | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Paul Towers

Here in the U.S., we're still waiting for EPA to step up and take the kind of swift action that is needed to protect bees. But as pressure mounts on the agency, retailers have a chance to get ahead of the curve and begin to phase out neonicotinoids now.

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...

What Will It Take To Solve Colony Collapse Disorder?

Posted 07.28.2013 | Green

From TakePart's Willy Blackmore: Late last month 25,000 bumblebees fell out of the linden trees planted around a Target parking lot in Wilsonville...

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 l...

25,000 Bees Mysteriously Found Dead In Oregon Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.21.2013 | Green

Tens of thousands of dead bees and other insects were found in a Target parking lot in Oregon earlier this week in what is being called one of the lar...

PHOTO: This Is Your Supermarket Without Bees

Posted 06.15.2013 | Green

Have apples, carrots, lemons or watermelon on your grocery list? Bad news -- without bees, these foods could be much harder to find in the produce sec...

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.

What's Killing U.S. Bees?

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON, June 3 (Reuters) - Bee keepers' use of corn syrup and other honey substitutes as bee feed may be contribu...

Where Are All The Swarms?

The Boulder Daily Camera | Charlie Brennan | Posted 07.19.2013 | Denver

Longmont's Tony Lewis was on his way Thursday to collect a bee swarm at a home in Westminster when he was asked the question that has beekeepers buzzi...

'Green News Report' - May 9, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S...

What's Causing One-Third Of U.S. Bees To Disappear Every Winter?

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.03.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new federal report blames a combination of problems for a mysterious and dramatic disappearance of U.S. honeybees since 2006. The int...

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 ...

Earth Day Buzz

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Have you had enough bee terror by now? The bees certainly have.

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, ...

What's Killing All The Bees?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

Honeybee deaths are on the rise across the world, and researchers are working to find the cause. With as many as 40 or 50 percent of commercial U.S. b...