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The World’s Most Popular Insecticides Are Messing With Bees

They’re turning them into incompetent pollinators, which is bad news for plants—and humans.<p>The most widely used insecticides in the world—neonicotinoids—turn bumblebees into more bumbling pollinators, leading to lower yields for apples and perhaps other plants that they visit. That’s the message …

Scientists Say They've Found the ''Missing Link'' on Bees and Pesticides

New research may give greater insight into the connection between insecticides and our declining pollinator numbers. (Photo: Bee on Flower via …

Beekeeping may go back to the early years of agriculture, up to 9,000 years ago

Archaeologists have found evidence on pottery that people were using honeycomb at least 9,000 years ago. A research team from several European …

Intel and CSIRO create RFID bee backpacks with Edison

Intel is equipping Australian honey bees with RFID 'black box' chips to track the movements of the insects to discover why their populations are …

5 luxury hotels that do beekeeping | CNN Travel

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More Than Honey: Honeybees and Our Food System

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>The importance of bees to humanity’s long-term survival is impossible to overstate, yet their numbers are …

High tech monitor helps beekeepers track bee activity and colony health in realtime

<b>The challenge of keeping honeybee hives healthy and viable is getting a helping hand, in the form of a few new high tech tools.</b><p>Even aside from the …

Protesting beekeepers stung by 'fake' Chinese honey

Beekeepers from Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia have protested against what they describe as poor quality Chinese honey imports.<p>They want the European Union to ban these products, saying there are concerns about the use of growth hormones.<p>“There were some examples for the ban of the Chinese honey …

10 Easy Steps to Becoming an Urban Beekeeper Keeping Backyard Bees

By Zan Asha<p>As a third-generation beekeeper, I can attest to the many fun and rewarding aspects of beekeeping. As an urban New Yorker, I also can tell …

Honeybee hive sealant promotes hair growth in mice | hair loss

Hair loss can be devastating for the millions of men and women who experience it.<p>Now scientists are reporting that a substance from honeybee hives …

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Urban Hotels Get In On the Beekeeping Action

Luxury hotels are buzzing about beekeeping. Rural destinations like California’s Carmel Valley Ranch and Utah’s Montage Deer Valley resort have …