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Unlike Ants, Urban Bees May Prefer a Natural Diet

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Researchers found that even in the presence of spilled soda, city-dwelling honeybees opted for flower nectar.

Celebrating The Bees Behind Craft Beer

Rogue Ales is celebrating all 7,140,289 of their honeybees with the release of two new products, Honey Kolsch and Marionberry Braggot. Both are made with honey foraged from Rogue Farms spring nectar sources including marionberry, cherry, jalapeño, cucumber, pumpkins and wildflower blossoms. Show More Summary

Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time (Disney Animation Studios Take Note)

The orangutans knew, and the baboons knew, and the hummingbirds knew, and especially the honeybee knew, for they were the first to die... From the early days of destruction...The humans believed they were superior...Most of the humans chose not to try to understand the rest of the creatures on Earth. Show More Summary

7 Modest Wedding Gifts that I’m Still Enjoying 20 Years Later

This week the Honeybee and I will celebrate our 20th anniversary. All things considered, our wedding day was a very frugal affair — but that didn’t affect our celebration by any means. And while we were married in May, it turns out that June is the most popular month for weddings — which means there […]

Ransomware's Threat, New Planets and More: 5 Things We Learned This Week

From the decline of self-identified environmentalists to the drop in honeybee colonies, here are five things we learned in Tech & Science this week.  Ransomware's pernicious reach can affect anyone, and there is little to do once you're targeted by someone intent on extorting money in exchange for your own data. Show More Summary

Honeybees are welcome guests at these hotels

Pitching in to help save them from Colony Collapse Disorder is one reason for the free rooms, others are lot tastier

Winter Wipes Out Over a Quarter of U.S. Honeybee Colonies

A deadly winter has caused U.S. honeybee numbers to drop, wiping out over a quarter of the country’s colonies, a survey by the Department of Agriculture reports. The winter loss is up from 22 percent last year and still well above the...Show More Summary

28 percent of US bees wiped out this winter — suggesting bigger environmental issues

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

More than half of beekeepers suffered unsustainable losses, with deadly mite infestations and harmful land management practices heaping mounting pressure More than a quarter of American honeybee colonies were wiped out over the winter, with deadly infestations of mites and harmful land management...

How to Create a Honeybee on a Honeycomb in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating "According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible." (quote from Bee Movie). Show More Summary

Death rate for honeybees takes turn for the worse

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

"They continue not to do well and we really need to double our efforts to figure out why"

Almost Half of US Honeybee Hives Collapsed Last Year

About a decade ago, beekeepers began noticing unusually steep annual hive die-offs. At first, they'd find that bees had simply abandoned hives during the winter months—a phenomenon deemed "colony collapse disorder." In more recent years, winter losses have continued at high levels, and summer-season colony collapses have spiked. Show More Summary

Honeybees Died In Large Numbers Last Summer For The Second Year In A Row

It's been another rough year for honeybees. The post Honeybees Died In Large Numbers Last Summer For The Second Year In A Row appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Honeybees more likely to regulate hive's 'thermostat' during rapid temperature increases

Honeybees use their wings to cool down their hives when temperatures rise, but new University of Colorado Boulder research shows that this intriguing behavior may be linked to both the rate of heating and the size of a honeybee group. The...Show More Summary

My Porch Remodel (Phase 2): Hardscape, Railing and Total Project Cost

Well, it took a couple months longer than the Honeybee and I originally anticipated, but after a few delays due to uncooperative weather, supplier issues, and one less-than-scrupulous contractor, we finally completed our porch remodel project. Like most remodeling projects, this one had its share of good news and bad news. We did end up […]

Honeybees – In Swimming Pool

Q: My neighbor is a beginner beekeeper. His bees like to get water from my pool but I am allergic to them. What can I do? A: Tom Bonnell, Henry County beekeeper, says honeybees are one of the most beneficial insects to humans. They help pollinate our crops (like apples, melons and almonds), produce sweet […]

Smugglers of harp seal oil and honeybee royal jelly sentenced

A Walnut couple was sentenced to home detention this week and their import and distribution companies were fined after they pleaded guilty to smuggling harp seal oil and honeybee royal jelly into the U.S. from China, according to federal prosecutors.  Lynn Leung, 61, the former president and co-owner...

What Does it Feel Like to be a Honeybee?

A new essay raises intriguing questions about whom among other animals might be conscious. If there is something it is like to be a bee, there surely are ethical considerations.

Smart skin is powered by the objects it touches

(Phys.org)—Researchers have fabricated a smart skin that is self-powered by its frictional contact with the objects that it touches. When a honeybee crawls across the smart skin, the skin not only senses the insect, it also uses theShow More Summary

Why Is the USDA Silencing Its Own Scientists' Warnings About the Dangerous Effects of Pesticides?

Government whistleblowers are our first line of defense against unscrupulous companies and purchased politicians responsible for the poisoning of honeybees. [Editor’s note: Evidence has been mounting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture...Show More Summary

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