Honey Bees

Saving pollinators is about more than just honeybees

Wild insects are the most important and vulnerable pollinators.<p>Pollinating insects like bees, butterflies and flies have had a rough time of late. A broad library of evidence suggests there has been a widespread decline in their abundance and diversity since the 1950s. This matters because such …

Ecology

Busy Bees: Penn Staters share how they protect pollinators

Most people have probably seen the phrase “bees are dying at an alarming rate” on the internet. Most pass it off as a joke, but one Penn State …

Ecology

How Bacteria Battle

Samplings: May 2018<p>Bacteria live in dense communities, where being aware of—and reacting to—the activity in the cells around them is key to survival. …

Biology

Honeybees make a cute 'whoop' when they're surprised

<b>Listen to the Betty Boops of the insect world as they "boop oop a doop" in the hive.</b><p>And I thought the squeaks of a baby sloth were cute? Well, they …

Sustainability

Honeybees Are Struggling to Get Enough Good Bacteria

A study published in Ecology and Evolution Monday shows that the big changes humans make to the land can have important consequences for some tiny …

Bees

Why Did the Carolina Parakeet Go Extinct?

Among all the birds and mammals that once inhabited American forests and still would today if human settlers had not driven them to extinction, the …

Birds

Scientists Closer To Developing a Bee-friendly Pesticide

Mounting evidence suggests one of the most widely used insecticides in the world — neonicotinoid — is threatening bees, but other experts claim …

Animals

Honey

On Rosh Hashanah, we dip apples in honey and eat honeycake to ensure a sweet new year. But honey’s connection to Judaism goes beyond the table.<p>It’s …

Jewish Culture

Great Welsh science helps solve pollinator puzzle

The Saving Pollinators programme focuses on wild pollinators and honey bees and, Dr de Vere is keen to point out, it's not all about the bees: "There …

Ecology

Vegetable pesticide series: Should I use it during bloom?

Vegetable pesticide series: Should I use it during bloom?<p>A pollinator protection guide for vegetable growers.<p>Posted on <b>April 17, 2018</b> by , and Marissa …

Gardening

Spring is busy time for bees and their keepers

Spring is the busiest time of year for bees and their beekeepers. Queens begin laying their eggs, scouts head out of the hive to find food to …

Ecology

The Crux of June

<b>Artist:</b> Isabelle Baldwin<p><b>Project:</b> <i>Sleepy Time Down South</i><p><b>Description:</b> Isabelle Baldwin’s <i>Sleepy Time Down South</i> depicts a quiet “life protected by the …

Honey Bees

EFSA Concludes Significant Risk for Bees while U.S. Continues to Take Comments

EFSA Concludes Significant Risk for Bees while U.S. Continues to Take Comments<p>Neonicotinoids, or nicotine-like insecticides, are typically used to …

Insects

Garden Plan For Pollinators Keeping Backyard Bees

Many pollinator species have suffered serious declines in recent years. Unfortunately, most of our landscapes offer little in the way of appropriate …

Gardening

Want to keep the bees sweet? Then don’t feed them Chinese

Bees

Travis Owen - The Amateur Anthecologist

Travis Owen is a self-described nature enthusiast with a passion for pollination ecology and the role of pollinators in the environmental context of …

Ecology

Why you shouldn't mow the law every week

If you're in the habit of mowing your lawn at least once a week, you may want to consider mowing less after knowing what we know.<p>We get it—there’s nothing as satisfying as looking out at a freshly mowed lawn on a summer’s day. Mowing your lawn means keeping those weeds and wildflowers tame around …

Gardening

Asian hornet that kills honey bees found in Bury

AN Asian hornet that preys on honeybees has been identified in Bury, according to officials.<p>The insect, which is smaller than the UK's native hornet, …

Manchester

To help a native bee, you have to know one

Author Paige Embry is on a mission to educate gardeners so they can help give these pollinators a leg up.<p>Native bees like this one, Augochlora pura, …

Insects

Organic Gardening

Planting for Honeybees (Quadrille, 2018) <i>by Sarah Wyndham Lewis</i> <i>is a guide to help gardeners attract these friendly buzzing bees to their yards all</i> …

Bees

Newly identified bacteria may help bees nourish their young

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside have isolated three previously unknown bacterial species from wild bees and flowers. …

Ecology

Easiest perennials, jokes about taxes, native bees

<i>A flower is looking through the ground,<br>Blinking at the April weather;<br>Now a child has seen the flower:<br>Now they go and play together.<br>–Harold Monro</i> …

Gardening

Millions of bees sold in New York from back of a truck

ADVERTISING<p>NEW YORK >> “They’re coming,” Christina Blaustein said to her 4-year-old son, Reife, who was practically jumping out of his white …

Insects

Million killer bees threaten Texas neighborhood: 'It was like a horror movie'

One million aggressive bees have swarmed a Texas neighborhood and residents are unsure of what to do.<p>The bees have set up shop in an east El Paso home for about three years, but homeowners said the insects have lately become more aggressive. The couple told KFOX14 that they are worried about people …

El Paso

Want to keep bees in your Colorado yard? Take a class and follow instructions

Patty Lazzari got interested in beekeeping for a practical reason: pollination.As a certified canner, she was accustomed to putting up fruit from the …

Ecology

How to Make Rape Lemonade

Everyone knows what you’re supposed to do when life gives you rape lemons. The problem is figuring out how to get that rape lemonade made. Of course, …

Humor

What's killing our bees? A four-pronged storm, but here's how you can help

CLOSE<p>An annual survey shows a third of America's bee colonies were lost over the past year, and over 10 years, the numbers are even more troubling.<p>I …

Ecology

Monsanto and St. Louis biotech startup develop tool to protect bees and fight pests

Monsanto and St. Louis-based biotech company RNAgri are collaborating to develop a technology that will help farmers and beekeepers ward off …

St. Louis

Baker 6 Theodore 3: Caitlin McRee leads Honeybees over Theodore.

Caitlin McRee, junior righthander hurled six innings allowing two runs, five hits, 2 walks, two k's and on offense had two hits including a three run …

Bees

Column: Support young, local entrepreneurs

The third annual Detroit Children’s Business Fair is May 5at the Detroit Historical Museum

Entrepreneurship