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Honeybees

A Day in the Life of a Big City Beekeeper

Maya Albanese | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Maya Albanese

There are speculations as to the reason for the decrease, but an evident correlation is the mounting prevalence of man-made toxic chemicals in the environment.

You Need to Know: What Colony Collapse Means for Our Food Supply

Eve Turow | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Eve Turow

The ultimate who-done-it of our time is not a scandalous political act or John Grisham plot line, but the story of honey bees.

Parched California and Australia Suffer Honey Drought

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

So just how dry is California? According to tree ring data from the University of California at Berkeley, in some parts of the state, it hasn't been this drought-stricken since the year 1580.

Drought Hasn't Been Sweet To Honeybees

AP | By TERENCE CHEA | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey b...

'Killer' Bees May Do More Saving Than Killing!

Chevy Humphrey | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Chevy Humphrey

How has the introduction of this species shaped our relationship with bees, our perceptions of the honey bee, and our ecology? What might future bee populations look like, and how might that affect agriculture? But why, really, are we so afraid of them?

Get A Bee-autiful View Of Honeybees In Slow Motion (Without Getting Stung)

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

A honeybee's wings stroke at more than 200 beats per second while in flight, making it difficult for humans to fully grasp the majesty of these hardwo...

Who Grows Our Food: Wild Blueberries, Honeybees And Wyman's Of Maine

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Who Grows Our Food is an occasional Meatless Monday series taking a close look at some of the people, so often unsung, who give us the food on our pla...

Oh, That's Just 80,000 Bees Outside Your Hotel Window

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

The last thing you'd expect to see at a hotel resort in Honolulu's Waikiki neighborhood is a swarm of 80,000 bees. But that’s exactly what happen...

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.

Cold War, Ruthless Power, and Toxic Agriculture

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In 2014, instead of DDT, which thankfully EPA banned in 1972, we have the neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) to satisfy the toxic addiction and practices of agribusiness men.

U.S. Retailers Move To Help Honeybees Escape Pesticides

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

By Carey Gillam June 25 (Reuters) - Home Depot and other U.S. companies are working to eliminate or limit use of a type of pesticide ...

A Honey of a Smile

John Malik | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
John Malik

In recent years, bees have been under assault from pesticides, disease, unseasonably cold winters and the research-confounding Colony Collapse Disorder. And fighting the fight that keeps bees in our ecosystem are folks such as Liydia and Vladimir.

Is This The 'Most Serious Environmental Threat To Mankind'?

OWN | Posted 06.18.2014 | OWN

Louie Schwartzberg is a master of time-lapse photography, specializing in nature films. Over a career that has spanned more than 30 decades, Schwartzb...

Honeybees Protecting Humanity

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Quite simply, humans cannot live without honeybees, yet these remarkably complex creatures can easily exist without our species. Currently, honeybees are dying by the tens of billions around the globe.

The Latest Buzz: The Decline of Bees is Harming Global Agriculture

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Dorit Sasson

Bees might be those uninvited guests that harass your picnic or evening stroll, but as pollinators, the bees have an important job to do. Sadly though, they're not getting around to doing it.

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Birds And The Bees (Literally, Like How They Have Sex)

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green

Birds do it, bees do it -- but how? With corkscrew penises, "cloacal kisses," suicide mating flights and other completely fascinating sexy-time mechan...

100 Little Blessings

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

For Martha... Honeybees The fragrance of flowers Kisses from children That special laughter that is genuine and loving Rain, but not too m...

USDA Spending Millions To Help Honeybees In The Midwest

AP | By M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green

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

Fixing Food in Four Minutes or Less

Anna Lappé | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Anna Lappé

When I launched the first-ever Real Food Media short films contest, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. I just knew that there were incredible stories of people farming, growing, cooking, sharing food and fighting to fix our broken food system that people weren't hearing.

Angeleon Beekeepers One Step Closer to Legalization

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.18.2014 | Los Angeles
Dr. Reese Halter

This past Wednesday afternoon the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to conduct a study on legalizing urban beekeeping. Healthy backyard ho...

5 Unforgettable Carmel Check-ins

Greg Archer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Greg Archer

Those people who still consider Carmel just a place for the 55+ crowd, think again. In just the span of a few short years, the famous town-by-the-...

Australian Honeybees Unable to Make Honey

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.28.2014 | World
Dr. Reese Halter

It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: 'Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients.'

Bee-Killing Poisons Contaminate Water: More Evidence

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

My recent passionate broadcast across Australia on the 'War Against Nature' elicited many emails especially from children. They all wanted to know: "Why are adults killing nature?"

Honeybees, Home, and the Holidays

Will Rogers | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Will Rogers

Moving my bees got me to thinking about the idea of "home" and how different the reality of home is for bees and for people. Having my own house loaded onto the back of a truck and dropped off in the middle of the night in some strange zip code wouldn't work for me at all.

Honeybees on the Verge of Extinction

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Here is a beneficial insect pollinating a third of America's crops, especially fruits and vegetables, and we thank it with stupefying killing.