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China topped our headlines this week. Above, a Chinese investor walks past an investment map showing suitable property markets for wealthy Chinese to invest in at the International Property Expo in Beijing.

Fun fact Friday: A lot of business buzz

Mar 6, 2015
We traveled the world to bring you the best in business news this week.
Posted In: China, bees, Israel, growth rates, defense spending, foreign aid

Commercial bees, the unsung heroes of the nut business

Mar 2, 2015
Almonds don't just take a lot of water to grow; they take a lot of bees, too
Posted In: bees, almonds, sustainability
Bees in Los Angeles collect nectar from a flower.

Itinerant bees play an important role in economy

Jan 16, 2015
Without bees, we'd lose $15 billion each year in the U.S. – and $100 billion globally.
Posted In: bees, Environment, Agriculture
Bees in Los Angeles collect nectar from a flower.

Note to bees: do not stop and smell the roses

Jul 9, 2014
A new study says garden plants from big box stores contain a toxic pesticide.
Posted In: bees, bee colony collapse, pesticides, big box stores

Candy cane-eating bees make red-tinted honey

Sep 4, 2013
Red honey is showing up in beehives around Utah. The source seems to be the bees, feeding off leftovers from a local factory that makes candy canes.
Posted In: bees, honey

EU looks to protect bees from pesticides

Apr 29, 2013
The vote, which will restrict the use of certain types of pesticides for two years unless decisive new information becomes available, is an effort to protect the dwindling honeybee population.
Posted In: Europe, Environment, Agriculture, bees

Bees check in at the Waldorf

Aug 7, 2012
The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York is raising 300,000 bees on the roof. It's part of a plan to get younger guests buzzing.
Posted In: bees, hotels

Bee population decline linked to common pesticide

Mar 30, 2012
Bee populations in the U.S. -- and even other parts of the world -- have been on the decline, which has many worried. Well, two new studies out might have figured out a reason why.
Posted In: bees, farming, USDA

Cell phones can screw up bees

May 16, 2011
According to some new research by Swiss researcher Daniel Favre, honey bees can tell when cell phones nearby are making or receiving calls. This...
Posted In: bees, Cellphones

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