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ReThink Interview: Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz, Makers of Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? looks at possible causes of colony collapse disorder as well as the millennia-old relationship between bees and humans that had been so mutually beneficial for so long.

Requiem for a Bee

Ned Goldreyer | Posted 08.24.2011 | Comedy
Ned Goldreyer

A mystery once confined to U.S. territory, the disappearance of honey bees, has blossomed into a global phenomenon. Where are they going? Why are th...

Collecting a Wild Honeybee Swarm (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

A wild honeybee swarm may range in size anywhere between roughly 1000 to 30,000 bees. In this video, beekeeper Matt Reed demonstrates how to collect swarm.

Rooftop Farm Report: Winter Is Not Bee Season

Dave Snyder | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Honeybees are hardy, and given good conditions, such as a large population and plenty of honey storage, they generally make it through the winter. At least that's how it's supposed to go.

Backyard Beekeeping: Tour de Hives (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

As awareness increases about where our food comes from, so comes the interest in growing food close to home. And this also includes providing a place ...

As Bees in Honey Drown: Bad Buzz From the Capital Hive

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Not only do we have the members of Congress with considerable earned or inherited wealth blindly ignoring the huddled masses. There are also, of course, the generous corporate benefactors of the elected.

Giving Thanks for Bees

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

This year, I give thanks to the 1.8 trillion honeybees that directly account for a quarter of a trillion dollars of worldwide commerce annually.

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.

Australian Locust Thrive, Rocky Mountain Ones Disappear

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

A plague of locusts of biblical proportion has hatched and is growing as Australia, the fourth largest grain exporter, has gone form 13 years of bone-dry drought to the wettest September since the inception of record keeping in 1860.

Green News Report: October 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hungarian ...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

What's The Buzz? Bees Swarm Wall Street

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Talk about workaholic bees. On Memorial Day, when most traders had the day off and businesses were closed, thousands of...

Urban Beekeeping, Honey: New York Magazine's Comprehensive Guide

New York Magazine | Published May 23, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A few weeks ago in Greenpoint, a swarm of 30,000 Italian honeybees broke free of a rooftop hive, scaring neighbors and casting a menacing, if ultimate...

Bee Pollen And Hives Laden With Pesticides, Study Shows

AP | GARANCE BURKE and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MERCED, Calif. — The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off t...

New York Officials Decide To Allow Beekeeping

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

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Bee Swarms Are Led By 'Pied Pipers'

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By buzzing a "piping" signal the bees are able to initiate an explosive departure from the hive. Bees are known to use signals to tell the colony w...

Lots Of Sex Is Key To Honeybee Survival

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are very few situations where female royalty is encouraged to have multiple sexual partners. Okay, that probably never happens. But in the case ...

Beekeeping for a Quiet Mind

Megan Paska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Megan Paska

I've been a beekeeper for a year now. Each weekend I wake up shortly after the sun. I put on clean denim overalls, sandals, my cotton sunhat and veil and I climb my steep iron ladder with smoker in hand.

White House Honeybees Produce Tons Of Honey!

nytimes.com | Elisabeth Goodridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Meet the White House honeybee. Numbering more than 65,000 at one point, the bees produced a bumper crop of honey this year, the first time honey has e...

Bees and Tough Choices

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

As a difficult human year draws to a close, I find myself looking for a similar sense of order and hope in the behaviors of our own hive.

Where My Bees At? Five Brothers Rap and Dance To Save The Honey Bees

Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Freeman

The dancing in the video is a nod to a ritual of the honeybees, who after returning from a particularly good round of pollinating "dance" directions to the rest of their hive.

EU To Vote On Honey Bee "Recovery Zones" With Bee-Friendly Flowers

Reuters | Pete Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

STRASBOURG, France - Honey bees, whose numbers are falling, must be given flowery "recovery zones" in Europe's farmlands to aid their survival, a lead...

Honey Bee Videos Latest Viral Trend? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bees are disappearing. We've been over that, and so has the rest of the Internet. But making viral videos is hard. So now YouTube is catching up with ...

Disappearing Bees Threaten Ice Cream Industry

Guardian | John Sterlicchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The collapse of US honeybee colonies this year is set to devastate America's multibillion dollar agriculture and food industries. Last year about 750...