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Modular BEEcosystem observation hive brings honeybees inside your home

In a bid to get more people reconnected with the nature of their food, Living Interiors' new modular observation beehive helps to highlight the critical importance of pollinators to our food system

Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye weed is blooming around the metro. A pollinator and honeybee favorite.I have seen it blooming on the Brown Creek State Trail in Stillwater Joe Pye Weed photo by D. Ulvenes

To Ensure Sound Fidelity, A Company Tests Its Products Against Honeybees

Playing back pre-recorded sounds from a bee hive, Bowers & Wilkins's T7 speaker attracted a swarm of honey-makers

BEEcosystem creators looking to create a buzz about bees

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Honeybees play a crucial role in pollinating crops, but colonies are in trouble. Earlier this year, the Bee Informed Partnership reported a 23.1 percent loss of US managed honeybee colonies in the 2014/15 winter season. Though that's down from the previous year, the total annual loss rose to a staggering 42.1 percent. Show More Summary

Why Scientists Are Outfitting Bees with Teeny, Tiny Backpacks 

A new Australia-led initiative wants to save the world’s honeybees.

It’s the Sundaylies! With Honeybee Sex, Eggplant Recipe, and Combating Fear with Facts

Categories: Meta Stuff Tags: animal sexbiologyeggplantEscepticafairy ringsfoodfungusGMOsgrounded parentsinternet memesKokolpelliMad Art CastMad Art LabmusicpaintingParentingrecipesReligionTeen Skepchick Sunday Funny: Issues (via Poorly...Show More Summary

Study finds a link between neonic pesticides and honeybee deaths

In the U.K., scientists find one variety of the widely used seed-coating pesticide can harm domestic honeybees -- more cause for a cautious approach.

Scientists Say Pesticides Are Causing the Beepocalypse

A new countrywide field study has uncovered the first evidence of a link between certain pesticide use and honeybee decline in England and Wales, contrary to UK government claims that mites and weather conditions are to blame.

Honey bees rapidly evolve to overcome new disease

An international research team has some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops and other plants. These valuable pollinators have faced widespread colony losses over the past decade, largely due to the spread of a predatory mite called Varroa destructor. Show More Summary

My Teenage Son, His Cell Phone, and the Bill for $1,055.20

We held out for as long as we could. We really did. Despite an intense and relentless lobbying effort from my son, the Honeybee and I stayed strong and denied his repeated requests for a cell phone. And, boy, were there a lot of requests. I can’t remember the exact day he first requested his […]

Carnivorous Plant Develops Taste For Giant Killer Hornets

I’m never a fan of introducing foreign species in an attempt to eliminate domestic pests but this one sounds like it just might work out OK. Giant Asian hornets have been slaughtering honeybees in France since they hitched a ride from China in some imported pottery in...

Environment roundup

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Good news: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high [Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post “WonkBlog”; Shawn Regan, PERC] “News Flash: Sitting on a drilling permit for 29 years constitutes ‘unreasonable delay’” [Jonathan Adler] Forget it, Seattle kayakers: “Local environmental activists don’t get to make federal policy” [Aaron Renn, L.A. Show More Summary

Links 7/29/15

Links for you. Science: ‘It’s like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald’s’ Call off the bee-pocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high (what this doesn’t discuss is the fate of wild polinators) Maybe he’s unhappy that a traveling exhibit … Continue reading ?

Don’t Bee-lieve Fearmongering About A ‘Beepocalypse’

Fear often trumps facts in media coverage. The past several years of worries about dying colonies of bees was certainly no exception, but The Washington Post recently supplied some much-needed sting to the honeybee situation. News media...Show More Summary

JPMorgan ChaseVoice: Are Honeybees Closing Chicago's Skills And Employment Gap?

A historic Chicago neighborhood grappling with high rates of unemployment is getting a much-needed opportunity. Thanks to the North Lawndale Employment Network, residents are benefiting from essential job skills training and employment placement opportunities. The agency served 1,988 people in the 2014 fiscal year, resulting in 599 people securing full-time [...]

Daily demand and supply: bee-pocalypse and higher prices for fruits and nuts

This is good news but if we're not living through the great tribulation then I don't know what to say: You've heard the news about honeybees. "Beepocalypse," they've called it. Beemageddon. America's honeybees are dying, putting honey production and $15 billion worth of pollinated food crops in jeopardy.... The...

Call off the bee-pocalypse: U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high

You've heard the news about honeybees. "Beepocalypse," they've called it. Beemageddon. America's honeybees are dying, putting honey production and $15 billion worth of pollinated food crops in jeopardy. The situation has become so dire that earlier this year the White House put forth the first National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other […]

The Miraculous Space Efficiency of Honeycomb

Excerpted from Single Digits: In Praise of Small Numbers by Marc Chamberland. Out now from Princeton University Press. What do grocers and honeybees have in common? The obvious answer is that they are both adept at providing food for others. Show More Summary

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