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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 04.22.2014 | 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 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...

Fixing Food in Four Minutes or Less

Anna Lappé | Posted 04.20.2014 | Food
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.

Humans and Animals: An Inseparable Bond

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

This week as the brutal 'War Against Nature' raged on, the conscious world fought back as hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe united...

Zombie Bees Are Very Real

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.01.2013 | Science

A parasitic fly is creating what San Francisco State University researchers are calling zombie bees -- and the details of infection are straight out o...

Will California Save the Bees?

Paul Towers | Posted 10.28.2013 | Green
Paul Towers

Pesticide industry lobbyists and allies tried to divert attention to issues like the pesky Varroa mite and the lack of food or forage for bees. As I've mentioned before, it's a common industry tactic to redirect attention away from pesticides to issues that face less opposition.

Game of Drones: Learning From Bees

Cara Chard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cara Chard

Hands-on learning incites a sense of wonder that text books and test prep fail to arouse, and rooftop farms provide innumerable opportunities for students to learn and grow.

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?

Some Like it Hot!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It is believed that mosquitoes are attracted to people with warm blood, so I must be very hot-blooded, because mosquitoes LOVE me.

What the Fungi? Not Our Snakes, Too!

OnEarth | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Justine Hausheer, OnEarth Fungi are giving wildlife a real beating these days. Chytrid is walloping frog and salamander species worldwide, and here...

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...

Gardeners Beware: "Bee-friendly" Plants May Be Poisoning Bees

Erich Pica | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Erich Pica

You may have heard that bees are key pollinators for one out of every three bites of food we eat. You may also know that bees are in grave trouble -- as the recent Time magazine cover story pointed out. But did you know that your own garden plants may be poisoning these bees?

Bees Don't Deserve Credit For Honeycombs?

natureheader | Philip Ball | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

The perfect hexagonal array of bees’ honeycombs, admired for millennia as an example of natural pattern formation, owes more to simple physical forc...

5 Interesting Facts About Bees (And How You Can Save Them)

Posted 07.10.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Lisa Granshaw: There are a lot of misconceptions about bees, from the belief that they sting at the slightest provocation to the p...

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...

Could A Sperm Bank Save Bee Colonies?

Posted 06.13.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Most people who raise bees do it for the honey. Researchers at Washington State University want something ...

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.