A Whole Food Market store in Rhode Island pulled 52 percent of the produce department’s products off of shelves to show what the food supply would look like without bees. To illustrate how major declines in honeybee populations threaten the availability of many fresh ingredients, the University Heights Whole Foods Market store removed 237 of [...]
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Entomologists at Washington State University are using liquid nitrogen to preserve semen extract from honeybees in an attempt to preserve and strengthen the stock in the face of environmental threats. Honeybees pollinate much of the nation's food supply. Show More Summary
Q: Do you know a source for mason bees in Georgia? I have a friend on the West Coast who swears by them for increased crops. A: Mason bees are a terrific substitute for honeybees when you have a fruit or vegetable garden. Unlike honeybees, they are solitary and make nests in hollow stems or [...]
Faced with a dangerous predator, Asian giant honeybees perform a Mexican wave – and their entire nest shakes as a result
Researchers at Washington State University have hatched a plan to help aid dwindling honeybee populations- by creating a bee sperm bank. The plan may seem unusual, but due to pesticides, parasitic mites and climate change, bees aren’t reproducing normally
Waggle while you work Here is the latest eBook by David Zinger on 39 ways to improve organizations, employee engagement, and work. The book is based on 3 years of experience convening honeybees and humans. Catch the buzz by learning to think differently inside and outside your human hive! Waggle by David Zinger from David [...]
Dolphins Make Naval History! Dolphins have uncovered a marvel of naval history: the 125-year-old Howell torpedo, the first torpedo that could be released into the ocean and follow a track to smash a target without leaving a wake. Only 50 were made between 1870 and 1889 by a Rhode Island company before the competition copied the [...]
Last month our previous cell phone contract finally expired. That made the Honeybee happy because it meant we could finally move to a new carrier with better coverage. However, nobody was more excited than the kid with the fastest thumbs...Show More Summary
The honeybee hives atop the Waldorf Astoria hotel don't have to travel far for their pollen sources. The iconic hotel made good on a promise to open a chef's garden in the bees' backyard, which they unveiled at a media event this week. Show More Summary
The decline of frogs and toads in the face of widespread and complex environmental change is really depressing. But hey, at least bat and honeybee populations are super healthy!
Links for you. Science: The allure of the superficial (must-read) Pressure Grows to Create Drugs for ‘Superbugs’ Antibiotic Discovery: Focusing on supply while ignoring demand is doomed to fail Honeybee Food May Contribute to U.S. Colony Collapse Fact sheet: Impact … Continue reading ?
The Ritz-Carlton uptown will have its first Summer Honey Festival this year: three months of events having to do with the 100,000 honeybees it hosts on its green roof, with the first honey harvest slated for June 20. Offerings will include...Show More Summary
Honeybees photo from Shutterstock Last winter, beekeepers in the United States lost an alarming one-third of their hives to colony collapse disorder. While many acknowledge that pesticides, climate change, and habitat loss may be be contributing factors
Central Texas Bee Rescue has worked out an arrangement with the W Hotel downtown to have 10 hives of endangered honeybees live on their rooftop. [ more › ]
My new free eBook Waggle is available today. You will enjoy this short book with so many images and insights. It looks great on an Ipad, tablet, or smartphone. This book based on spending 3 summers with honeybees, office objects, and computers offers you 39 ways to improve work based on 13 Waggles. I encourage [...]
WASHINGTON — In land-mine ridden former Yugoslavia, scientists are testing whether honeybees can be used to find land-mines left over from the divisive and violent 1990s era. In countries like Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo, this could spare residents from the horrible effects of landmines and could be used around the world. The Associated Press [...]
1. Honeybees trained to find land mines. 2. Felix Salmon on bubbles, and Alen Mattich on bubbles, more from him here. And here is Krugman on the Japanese stock market plunge. 3. Ross Douthat, on the relationship between social and economic inequality. 4. Is this what an interview with a very smart person looks like? [...]
On Saturday night 96,000 Italian bees arrived at Unity Farm in 8 hives. What are Italian bees? Here is an overview of bee types.There are many subspecies of the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Each has different characteristics in temperament, honey production, winter hardiness, swarming behavior, and disease resistance. Show More Summary
According to statistics released by the US Department of Agriculture earlier this month, 31 percent of the managed honeybee colonies died in the winter. Since fruiting is dependent on fertilization, a result of pollination, honeybee decline can impact agriculture. We can directly link honeybees to one out of every three bites of food that we put on our table.
They don't call it a "hive mind" for nothing.