Several years ago, beekeepers were vexed: Honeybees, those versatile workhorses of pollination, were vanishing by the millions.
The team designed a proposal that aims to bring visitors closer to the British landscape and emphasize the pressing issue of dying honeybee populations. Besides Nottingham-based artist Wolfgang Buttress, the team includes fashion designer Paul Smith and specialist
[Ken] keeps his bees remotely and can’t check on them as often as he might like to. He wanted some way of knowing when they were out of space, because that slows down their nectar collection. He knew he could do this by remotely tracking...Show More Summary
When early humans stood erect over the African savannah, our improved vantage point gave more than views of prey and predator, berry bush and honeybee hive, nut tree and watering hole; we saw possibilities. We saw the horizon stretching out until what appeared to be infinity. We saw sunsets and sunrises, mountains and valleys, stars and constellations […]
Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behavior of swarming honeybees.
Major seed and crop management company, Syngenta Crop Protection LLC, wants to increase the the legal level of a pesticide that’s been linked to the decline of honeybees. Syngenta is one of the largest manufacturers of pesticides in the U.S. Show More Summary
YouTube Link A beautiful calico cat named Honeybee has lost her vision but not her sense of adventure and wonder. Her owner adopted the cat from Animals Fiji, who rescued her, saving her life. Now Honeybee has human companions who help...Show More Summary
Bushwick—home to the Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant, drugged up honeybees, and a modern-day Jamestown—has been dubbed the 7th coolest, most stylish neighborhood in the world, according to some little magazine called Vogue. Sorry, Williamsburg, you have a Starbucks and Bushwick has bedazzled dog doody, so it's not hard to tell who's the hip one now. [ more › ]
Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) in full bloom are like a flashing neon sign saying EATS to the local honeybees. Man, do they love it. So do I. They brighten up the summer-tired border with their frothy white blooms. Here’s a wider view of the curbside bed. Show More Summary
Shelled or unshelled, it's a problem nut. Americans sure love almonds these days, and for good reasons, we tell ourselves — the nut is practically the reigning champ of health foods and it's a great dairy alternative, and while it doesn't...Show More Summary
The first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees has been revealed by scientists. The findings show a surprisingly high level of genetic diversity in honeybees, and indicate that the species most probably originates from Asia, and not from Africa as previously thought. Show More Summary
Honeybees probably originated in Asia, not Africa, said scientists Sunday who had teased interesting tidbits from the busy little pollinators' genome that they hope can be used to protect it. They sequenced the genomes of 140 honeybees...Show More Summary
In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Uppsala University present the first global analysis of genome variation in honeybees. The findings show a surprisingly high level of genetic diversity in honeybees, and indicate that the species most probably originates from Asia, and not from Africa as previously thought. read more
Honeybee colonies are dying at alarming rates in a few regions, though numbers overall are up. A variety of factors have been proposed to explain the latest round of colony collapse disorder, but the exact cause—and how bees can be saved—remains unclear. Show More Summary
Honey bees have become the latest victim in the three-year drought in California, where more than 80 percent of the state is suffering from "extreme" or "exceptional" drought. According to Gene Brandi, vice president of the AmericanShow More Summary
California's punishing drought, which has been claiming victims both above ground and below, has set its sights on a new kind of prey: Our honeybees. Read more...
Honeybees in California -- a state that's one of the largest in terms of honey production -- don't have as much to forage on as they usually do. The post California’s Drought Is Making Life Harder For Honeybees appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Honeybee colonies are dying at alarming rates worldwide. A variety of factors have been proposed to explain their decline, but the exact cause -- and how bees can be saved -- remains unclear. A new article examines the viral landscape in honeybee colonies in New Zealand after the recent arrival of the parasitic Varroa destructor mite.
Record drought is depriving honeybees of nectar and driving up the cost of honey
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.