bees

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

So My Cell Phone's Not a Killer?

Oct 7, 2010
Do you remember the post we ran in May about how cell phones are likely responsible for mass honey bee death? Well, our phones have been pardoned....
Posted In: bees, colony collapse

German airports use bees to monitor air quality

Jun 29, 2010
German airports -- including Düsseldorf International Airport -- have come up with an interesting way to monitor their air quality: using bees....
Posted In: bees