Stories tagged with bees

sticky stingers

What can we learn from individually tagging 960 bees? A lot!

"We just had to hold them in our hands and hope the glue dried quickly" and other adventures in bee science.

This beekeeping donkey has his own beekeeper suit

Manuel Juraci is an unusually successful beekeeper because he has a donkey in a beekeeper suit.

Why are French bees making blue and green honey?

French bees don't have much better taste than American bees, it turns out.

Living

Slovenians house their bees in works of art

Slovenes provide gorgeous painted beehives for their colonies

Food

Critical buzz: Thousands of volunteers count bees to help scientists save them

On Saturday, pollination enthusiasts across the country participated in The Great Bee Count to help scientists stay on top of dwindling honeybee and native bee populations.

Food

Buzzkill: EPA rejects beekeepers’ pesticide petition

In March, beekeepers and environmentalists petitioned the EPA to take the pesticide clothianidin -- a suspect in bee die-offs -- off the market. Last week, EPA said no.

Food

Bye bye bumblebee: Honeybees aren’t the only pollinators in danger

The honeybee calamity has overshadowed the distressing fate of their native cousins, whose disappearance threatens the future of nearly every blooming wild plant.

Urban Agriculture

New Agtivist: Meg Paska runs Brooklyn’s first urban farm pop-up

This urban homesteader started a seasonal shop where farmers in the city can buy supplies at a decent price, take classes, and ask for advice.

Food

Born to bee wild: How feral pollinators may help prevent colony collapse disorder

Some scientists believe that crossbreeding with wild bees may be key to preserving the domestic honeybee. But will anyone pay attention in time?