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Why dwindling bee populations are threatening U.S. agriculture

by David Brancaccio, Erika Soderstrom, and Daniel Shin Oct 23, 2019
Beekeeper and director of the documentary "The Pollinators," Peter Nelson, talks about the costly bee pollination industry, its importance in our agricultural system and why it's under threat.
A beekeeper in South Dakota loads bee hives onto a truck for transport.
Courtesy of Peter Nelson
My Economy

From the cubicle to the beehives

by Marketplace Staff Oct 30, 2018
When she left her office job, she didn't know what her business would look like. But it had to involve bees.
“I was at the office job 40 hours a week,” says Hilary Kearney, founder of Girl Next Door Honey. “And then on my lunch break, I was doing things like catching swarms, just really cramming in bees into all the little cracks of time that I had left over.”
Tosca Rodigonda. Courtesy of Hilary Kearney.
My Economy

From the cubicle to the beehives

by Marketplace Staff Oct 30, 2018
When she left her office job, she didn't know what her business would look like. But it had to involve bees.
“I was at the office job 40 hours a week,” says Hilary Kearney, founder of Girl Next Door Honey. “And then on my lunch break, I was doing things like catching swarms, just really cramming in bees into all the little cracks of time that I had left over.”
Tosca Rodigonda. Courtesy of Hilary Kearney.

The cost of making honey

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 22, 2017
Why bears lose their lives for the sticky stuff.

Will honey bees stay sweet on North Dakota?

by Annie Baxter Oct 21, 2016
Corn and soybean production is eating into North Dakota's great bee habitats.
Beekeeper Mark Sperry in Kindred, North Dakota says he has to travel increasingly long distances to find good forage areas for his bees due to increased acreage of corn and soybeans near him.
Annie Baxter/Marketplace

Fun fact Friday: A lot of business buzz

by Gina Martinez Mar 6, 2015
We traveled the world to bring you the best in business news this week.

Commercial bees, the unsung heroes of the nut business

by Tracey Samuelson Mar 2, 2015
Almonds don't just take a lot of water to grow; they take a lot of bees, too

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Itinerant bees play an important role in economy

by Eliza Mills Jan 16, 2015
Without bees, we'd lose $15 billion each year in the U.S. – and $100 billion globally.

Note to bees: do not stop and smell the roses

by Sally Herships Jul 9, 2014
A new study says garden plants from big box stores contain a toxic pesticide.
Final Note

Candy cane-eating bees make red-tinted honey

by Kai Ryssdal 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.