Bees

National Spelling Bee becoming easier to predict

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the fans watching on ESPN, Nihar Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair.<p>To the tightknit community …

Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

It's planting time in America. Farmers are spending long days on their tractors, pulling massive planters across millions of acres of farmland, dropping corn and soybean seeds into the ground.<p>Most of those seeds have been coated with pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics for short. And …

Agriculture

Ten Years After the Crisis, What Is Happening to the World's Bees?

Ten years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees. What followed was …

3 Reasons Honeybees are Dying, 2017 Edition

A survey of nearly 5,000 beekeepers across the United States has found a third of the bees they managed died between April 2016 and March 2017, …

The Cost of Keeping Bees

Beekeeping 101 was a six-week course that met for two hours on Monday nights, in the Arboretum’s barebones community room. My husband and I, along …

Money

A possible glimmer of hope for America's ailing honeybees

"It's gone from horrible to bad," says one expert

News (U.S.)

Beekeeping - Adding A Honey Super Box to the Hive

<i>by Tammy Taylor~</i><p>Y’all know we bought our very first bees last year & it’s been a blast raising these girls. But there’s typically no honey harvest …

Virginia father-son team delicately relocates giant swarm of 40,000 bees

Print<p>Buzzzz. Buzzz. Buzzz.<p>Wearing only a T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers – and no gloves – Nathan Thompson reached up and gingerly pulled down the …

Canadian News

The high cost of communication among social bees

(Phys.org)—Eusocial insects are predominantly dependent on chemosensory communication to coordinate social organization and define group membership. …

Ecology

How Your Yard Can Support Wild Bees

This season, become a backyard beekeeper for wild pollinators.

Activism

Butterflies at Chatfield Farms hopes to enchant visitors with the state’s native pollinators

Mary Ann Colley picked up one of a few hundred waxy envelopes and carefully opened it. A butterfly slowly emerged, opened its wings and took off …

Denver

Meeting the dietary needs of honey bees is tough for South African beekeepers

The world is worried about honey bees. There are fears globally that bees may become extinct. This would have implications for food security: between …

Pollination

joshua akhtar’s foldable 'bait hive' is a clever beehive for simple swarm relocation

<b>winner of the 2016 wilko & w’innovate award for innovation, joshua akhtar’s passion project, bait hive, is a foldable beehive that uses pheromones to</b> …

Man Stole Nearly $1 Million Worth of Bees, Charged Others to Rent Them: Cops

Pavel Tveretinov was booked into the Fresno County Jail on Monday by sheriff's deputies who allege the Sacramento man stole hives from California as …

Crime

Terrified elephants hurriedly run off to avoid tiny pests; video

Tourists on safari in Kruger National Park were baffled upon seeing a group of about 50 elephants suddenly take off running en masse. They appeared …

Wildlife

The Simple Reason Overwatch's Anniversary Skins Are So Awesome

<i>Overwatch’s</i> Anniversary Event skins may not be easy to get, but they sure are slick. I’m not always one that quests after some new cosmetic item, but it’s hard to ignore some of the cooler pieces on display here, from D.Va’s excellent “Cruiser” outfit to the Tracer’s new street artist. It’s a weird …

Beekeeping

Mountain honey bees have ancient adaptation for high-altitude foraging: Despite differences, mountain and savannah honey bees in East Africa are same sub-species

Despite differences, mountain and savannah honey bees in East Africa are same sub-species<p>Mountain-dwelling East African honey bees have distinct …

East Africa

Urbandale still telling bees to buzz off

As a resident of the city of Urbandale, I am very disappointed by the Urbandale City Council's latest ruling that beehives are not allowed in the …

Des Moines

Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee

Humans have always had a special relationship with bees. And while the archaeological evidence is sparse, what does exist shows the richness of ancient human activities<p>Earlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 …

Beekeeping

Swarm of 3000 Angry Bees Sting Coyote Peterson's Face During His Failed Attempt at a Bee Beard

In his ongoing fascination with insects, the adventurous Brave Wilderness host Coyote Peterson shaved off his famous beard in order to experiment …

‘Peaceful but not to be messed with’ – how the bee came to symbolise Manchester

The insect has been associated with the city since its ‘worker bees’ toiled in the ‘hives’ of the industrial revolution. But this week’s attack has made the Mancunian bee famous around the world<p>From homemade banners and badges to images of mosaics, cartoons and T-shirts posted online, one symbol …

UK News

Man attacked by swarm of bees in Ramona

RAMONA, Calif. (KGTV) - A man was attacked by a swarm of bees in Ramona Wednesday, the second such bee-related attack in San Diego in two days.<p>Cal …

San Diego

Pacific Resources International - Bee Friendly – The Versatility of the Honey Bee! + Giveaway

Pacific Resources International (PRI) is a family owned business founded by David Noll who lived in New Zealand for 15 years. Upon returning to the …

New Zealand

Why are people getting bee tattoos in solidarity with Manchester bombing victims?

Iconic insect represents the hard-working spirit of the city that birthed the industrial revolution.<p>Tattoo artists in Manchester have launched an …

Tattoos

Go Cook With Fresh Honeycomb

How to make good honey even better<p>When a friend's beekeeping dad sent us two frames of honeycomb from his family's rural Pennsylvania property, the …

Recipes

Stockholm Steps Up Efforts to Save the Bees

Stockholm skyline (Photo by Tony Webster)Two-thirds of everything grown in Europe requires pollination — but in Sweden, nearly one-third of native …

Cities

For a Hotel Beekeeper, Honey Is Just the Beginning

A wine distributor and sommelier by trade, Noel Patterson, the resident beekeeper at Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, parlayed his experience with terroir to capture time and place in a bottle. His latest medium? Honey.<p>In his role, Mr. Patterson harvests honey from hives on the property for spa …

Beekeeping

Beekeepers developing an AI app to spot bee's worst enemy

Why it matters to you<p>We depend on bees for our survival, and a new AI app may just save them from extinction.<p>Bees are in mortal danger. Last year, …

Artificial Intelligence

County Executive Neuhaus urges residents to be kind to honey bees

Residents dealing with honey bees can call 911 for beekeeper resources available in Orange County<p>Published May 22, 2017 at 10:00 am (Updated May 19, …

This is Awkward: Study Finds Insecticide Responsible for Killing Bees Doesn’t Benefit Corn Yields

In the past few decades, the population of bees in the U.S. had been declining at a steady rate of 30 percent every year. This fact is far more …

United States