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Honey Bees Here today, GONE TOMORROW?

Wednesday, October 08th, 2008

Honey bees are the buzz words of this year, this decade and for all times! You see these little hummers flying in the garden, yard and downtown doing what they do best; seeking out a flower to pollinate and nectar to collect. buy Gourmet Honey NowThe honey bees pollinate as an accident while collecting pollen for their babies back at the hive. The collection of nectar for honey is on purpose as the honey and pollen is the only food honey bees eat.

The honey bee is one of the most beneficial creatures on earth to man! Upwards of 45% of ALL FOOD that you eat was created by the pollination of honey bees. Fruits vegetables, nuts, melons, beans, grains and grasses (for animals) are among the list of plants that must be pollinated by the honey bees. Most of the seeds to grow these food plants are made the year before by the pollinating honey bees. Therefore if we stand idly by and do nothing to discover WHAT is causing the honey bees to die off all over the world, we will be in a famine in less than 24 months!

You might have thought, “why do I care if the honey bees are dying?” “It’s about honey which I eat very little, right?” WRONG! A tremendous amount of Honey is used in commercial food processing and bread/pastry preparation. Man and animals are dependent upon the honey bees’ pollination service.

Thank your local beeman for suffering through economic disaster, many tireless nights, (honey bees used in commercial farms for pollination are moved at night when the honey bees are all home from the field) and enduring the missing bee mystery (CCD Colony Collasp Disorder). The biggest way to say thanks is to buy his honey on the internet, from the market, roadside stand or stop by his home and just give your encouragement. Honey is a healthy sugar substitute and would be much better for our diet than refined sugar.

We can care today or starve tomorrow. Today we have a choice…
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Honey is very important in your neighborhood!

Saturday, April 05th, 2008

Honey has a chronological progression that starts from early February to mid-March with the biggest national honey event of the year found in California. You might say, why is honey in California important to my neighborhood? The answer is simple. buy Gourmet Honey NowThe commercial beekeeper, coming to California, in the commercial production of honey is directly related to the hobbyist beekeeper in your community and the commercial beekeeper in your community, because the domesticated beehive or the feral bee colony in your neighborhood is responsible for one third of everything we eat. The commercial beekeeper and the honey that he produces is the proving ground for all research, experiments and usually first alerts for disease or Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). These commercial beekeepers are the proving grounds directly helping the remaining national beekeepers to stay in business and to maintain healthy hives. The biggest honey event of the year in the nation, is the California almond pollination season with the arrival of 25 BILLION honeybees. California has this many more honeybees already within the state.

Over one million honeybee hives are used to pollinate the US almond crop that can exceed $1.9 billion this year. Half of these honeybee hives will have to be imported from states as far away as Florida. Finding enough honey hives to pollinate the almond crop becomes more difficult each year. Each year the almond growers plant more almond crops, and the beekeepers have to deal with a barrage of bee diseases such as mites, beetles, foul brood, wax moths and CCD, but the absolute worst is bee rustling. An establish beehive is worth $185 to $225 and the pollination fee is averaging $140 to $150. The bee hive robberies have become epidemic nationwide. Help the beekeeper, if you see strange activity around bee hives at night call 911. Honey production requires that the beehive be stimulated early in the year to increase the number of bees in the hive. For commercial beekeepers this “buildup” of bees for honey gathering is accomplished with the almond pollination season. The honey gathered for this early build up is completely consumed by the newly hatched bees in the hive. Bees need pollen as well as honey to feed the newborn honeybees. The benefit of the honeybees for this pollination event starts with honey bees gathering pollen from an almond flower and depositing the pollen on the next flower to fertilize the seed (almond nut), which in turn gives the tree a signal to build the fruit around the new almond nut.

Next, bee hives are moved to Oregon, Washington, Texas, Kansas and other midwestern states, on up to the Dakotas, Montana, Utah and finally back to Florida or Texas fto pollinate “winter crops”, produce honey and a stay for a warm winter. This pollination migration for other nuts, vegetable and fruit crops such as cabbage, spinach, squash, apples, cherries, apricots, avocados, strawberries, blackberries raspberries, melons, sunflowers, grasses and other crops that produce seeds for next year’s harvest is repeated every year to produce American honey and the bounty of food we require.. After the bees have increased their population in the early spring to adequate numbers to harvest surplus honey, they begin to store more honey than they consume.

Surplus honey is the honey bees will not need to consume to survive the winter. The surplus honey is harvested by the beekeeper. This Honey crop accounts for only 60% of the beekeeper’s annual income. However this is where you come in. By supporting your local beekeeper, you are ensuring that the food that you will need next year will be available. Researchers have found that honey is far more healthier than sugar. Use honey in your cooking recipes, add honey to your dining table and look for healthy honey remedies. You can see that honey is a source of survival in your neighborhood. Support your beekeepers, eat more honey!
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Benefits of Honey

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Benefits of Honey have far reaching affects on all of civilization beyond remedies and medicinal use. The honey bee is preparing the beehive with winter stores to survive the cold months that are coming.buy Gourmet Honey Now The first benefits of honey seldom considered are: the gathered honey benefits the bees the most, without this winter food the beehive would die.
The most thought of benefits of honey are the pleasant dining experiences and tea sweetening of honey. The commercial benefits of honey are found in the baking industry. Honey is the sweetener of choice for breads, cakes and pastries. The obvious benefits of honey are the sources of income for the beekeepers all over the world that keep the real benefits of honey enjoyed year to year.

The real benefits of honey come as a byproduct of honey gathering. Alfalfa hay and grass has to be pollinated to grow a crop. Without alfalfa, beef and dairy cow products would be in short supply. Pollination is the greatest of all benefits of honey! One third of the world’s grasses, fruits, nuts, beans and vegetables must be pollinated every year to assure that man can eat the products grown AFTER pollination. Our foods are benefits of honey.

Honey bee disaster has come and gone for years. There has been mites, viruses, intestinal diseases and the hybrid of Africanized bees to diminish our honey production and limit the benefits of honey. Most of the causes were identified and hybrid bees would attack the genetically weak links or weather would improve for the honey bee disaster to wane, but not so this time!

Colony collapse disorder (CCD) has struck worldwide. The beekeeper can lose from 30% to 90% of his beehives in 12 months. It has been theorized that the intense use of cell phones confuse the bee’s built in navigation system causing the worst honey bee disaster in recorded history. Even though Haagen-Dazs has donated a half million dollars for research and Penn State University is working full time to crack the code of mega honey bee loss we are about to face the 3rd year in a row of expediential loss of beehives and their sharing the benefits of honey with mankind.

Gourmet honeys are benefits of honey. Digestion problems, burns, and remedies flourish as benefits of honey and will be addressed in later articles but for today we wanted to alert you to support the ongoing research for healthy bees that can only result in more benefits of honey.

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Honey Shortage Worldwide

Wednesday, March 05th, 2008

Honey shortage worldwide is caused by numerous influences. Bad weather, bad nectar flow due to bad weather, poor colony buildup prior to honey flow, hive decline and NOT AS MANY BEES as we used to have all add up to honey shortage and higher honey prices.buy Gourmet Honey Now

How will the honey shortage affect the average consumer that says, “Oh it doesn’t affect me, I don’t eat honey”? Ice cream is sweetened with honey. The biggest consumer of honey is bakeries. These industries receive the fuel cost increase and now the sweetener cost increase. The honey shortage is only the FIRST indicator that we have a HUGE problem. It is true that many people do not consume the preferable healthy honey for sweetening. However poor weather and hive decline directly affect our food sources globally! Many fruits and vegetables are dependent on honey bees to pollinate the plants before a fruit or vegetable can begin to develop. Without honey bees pollinating the flora our food sources would shrink to 1/2 in two years worldwide. We must discover the cause of hive decline before disaster falls.

Honey shortages will continue to drive the cost of honey up. China and Brazil, the two largest exporters of honey to the US declare that poor weather and hive decline has caused poor crops of honey again. To prevent the global honey shortage from getting out of hand we need a bumper crop of honey in 2008. Honey shortage can be overcome if there are regional bumper honey crops. However our honey reserves have been tapped and now need to be replenished. Gourmet Honey, Raw Honey and monofloral honey that sell for premium prices because of the extensive labor to produce will see prices go even higher as less honey is produced.

To compound the honey shortage, China honey was found to have traces of antibiotics in the honey and this has caused the Chinese honey to be banned for sale in Britain and the US. Most supermarket honey is a blend of 75% foreign honey with the remainder gathered domestically. Fewer beekeepers are in the honey business as the result of hard work and low pay for long hours. Support your local beekeeper, buy specialty gourmet honey and raw honey to show your support for such a vital link in your future food source!
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Wild Bee Species Critical to Pollination on the Decline  Snopes.com

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, ...



Building a Bee-Friendly Campus  Stony Brook News

Bees are considered the world's most important pollinator of food crops. In fact, it's estimated that one-third of the food we consume each day relies on pollination ...



Robotic Bees: Pollination Problem-Solvers or Biotech Buzzkills?  Now. Powered by Northrop Grumman.

Pollinators in peril: Could robotic bees save flowering plants from the burgeoning bee crisis?



Bees: Many British pollinating insects in decline, study shows  BBC News

A third of British wild bees and hoverflies are in decline, according to a new study. If current trends continue, some species will be lost from Britain altogether, the ...



Backyard Honey Bees and Pollinators talk in Waldoboro  PenBayPilot.com

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Community Garden Club welcomes Master Gardener Jean Vose to its meeting, Tuesday, April 16. The meeting begins with a ...



Interplay of pollinators and pests influences plant evolution  Science Daily

Brassica rapa plants pollinated by bumblebees evolve more attractive flowers. But this evolution is compromised if caterpillars attack the plant at the same time.



How to help wild bees this summer  Farm and Dairy

If beekeeping isn't your thing, but you'd still like to help bee populations, learn how to enhance your yard or farm to attract wild bees.



Modesto Pollinator Festival is for the birds. And the bees. And other helpful bugs  Modesto Bee

The first Modesto Pollinator Festival, with a costume parade, speakers and expert information on protecting native plants and their pollinators, is coming to the La ...



Bee-friendly gardening  Broomfield Enterprise

How important is pollination? Without it, we would not have about three-quarters of the world's food crops.



Montana Ag Network: Bee pollination funding, ag census  KTVQ Billings News

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Road Trip: How Hive Transportation Puts Stress on Honey Bees  Entomology Today

Honey bees are in high demand for pollinating crops, and hives are often trucked thousands of miles a year to serve different crops in different regions and ...



Bees' needs: public urged to support pollinators  Pro Landscaper Magazine

Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted to protect the vital.



Bringing back the bees: Pollinator habitat coming to Marshall County  ABC 57 News

PLYMOUTH, Ind. --- Keeping the bees and butterflies in Marshall County: That's the goal of one local group who's using a $2,5000 grant to fund a pollinator ...



Montana Ag Network: April 12th Report – Bee pollination funding, ag census  KRTV Great Falls News

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Bavaria to pass 'save the bees' petition into law in landmark move  The Guardian

Weight of 1.75m signatures persuades German state to bypass referendum and order action to protect pollinators. AFP in Munich. Wed 3 Apr 2019 14.04 EDT ...



Decline in native UK bee population numbers could spell disaster for pollinating crops  Daily Mail

Scientists from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford examined 715392 biological records submitted by volunteer nature observers between 1980 ...



UNH researchers reveal more than dozen wild bee species declining in Northeast  EurekAlert

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found a dramatic decline of 14 wild bee species that are, among other things, important across the ...



Plan Bee: The Rise of Alternative Pollinators  The New York Times

Honeybees are under siege, straining the business of farming. Now growers are turning to other bee species to help their crops.



No Buzz, No Problem: Study Shows How Honey Bees Pollinate Blueberries  Entomology Today

A new study shows how honey bees pollinate blueberry crops, despite lacking the skill for buzz pollination thought necessary to access blueberry pollen.



Pollinating drone bees can’t replace honey bees, ecologists calculate  The Next Web

The successful demonstration of remote-controlled "drones-bees" by Netherlands' Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has been making news since ...



While We Worry About Honeybees, Other Pollinators Are Disappearing - The Crux  Discover Magazine

A hyperfocus on the plight of hooneybees has left thousands of other species in the dark.



As we breed crops to grow bigger and faster, they’re less delicious to the bees they depend on  The New Food Economy

Bees prefer flowers that offer significant rewards, like high quality pollen. If we expect bees to continue spreading pollen on our farms, they need to get ...



Robotic bees could pollinate plants in case of insect apocalypse  The Guardian

Dutch scientists say they can create swarms of bee-like drones to take over if the insects die out.



Beyond honey bees: Wild bees are also key pollinators, and some species are disappearing  The Conversation - US

Honeybees receive a lot of attention, but the first North American bee to be listed as an endangered species is a wild bumble bee. Wild bees are vital pollinators, ...



From gene editing to robotic honey bees: the pollinator crisis and new technology  Geographical

A tightening of restrictions on the insecticides known as neonicotinoids has brought hope that the decline in honey bees and wild pollinators can be reversed.



A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almonds  The Conversation - US

Pollination by commercially raised bees is important to a variety of crops but none more than California almonds. In turn, beekeepers depend on them.



Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest  NPR

Research shows that 400 female blue orchard bees are as effective at pollinating almonds as the more than 10000 bees in a honeybee hive. But they reproduce ...



Article: Bee grateful this Thanksgiving for native pollinators  The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Many people do not realize that native bees have been pollinating the continent's flowering plants long before honey bees were brought from Europe. As bees ...



Fact check: Is two-thirds of Australia's food production reliant on bee pollination?  ABC News

Fruit and vegetable magnate Robert Costa says that two-thirds of Australia's food relies upon bee pollination. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds that to be overstated.



Pollinator friendly: Six ways you can help bees and butterflies thrive  The Irish Times

Here's how to make your garden a haven for hungry pollinators.



In the absence of bees, flies are responsible for pollination in the Arctic region  Phys.Org

Mikko Tiusanen, MSc, in his doctoral dissertation, investigated the structure and functioning of plants and their pollinators in Arctic regions.



The Race to Build a Better Bee  JSTOR Daily

Could drone pollinators help secure our future food supply?



Bee proud: Minnesota is among the best at protecting pollinators  MPR News

An analysis of state laws finds Minnesota among the most productive in actions to protect insect pollinators.



Pesticides Are Harming Bees in Literally Every Possible Way  WIRED

This story originally appeared on Reveal and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting ...



Between the Rows: Pollinators play important role in plants' propagation  The Recorder

We all know that many plants need to be pollinated to make seed, but not everyone knows just what pollen is, and which creatures do the pollinating. Pollen is ...



The World Bee Project Hive Network Aims To Be The First To Track Pollinators Globally  Forbes

Seventy percent of global food crops depend on pollinators, but urbanization, monoculture, disease, predators, and pesticide use have conflated to shrink bee ...



This robot could help pollinate crops if we kill all the bees  Fast Company

Inside a greenhouse at West Virginia University, a robot is rolling down aisles of blackberry plants learning to act like a bee. Computer vision algorithms are ...



This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm  WIRED

In a world with too many humans and not enough pollinators, robots like the BrambleBee could help.



The buzz on pollination by bees  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sometimes the buzzing of bees means they're busy gathering pollen.



I-76 Is Blossoming Into A Pollinator Highway For Colorado Bees, Birds And Even Flies  Colorado Public Radio

Soon the buzzing heard down the I-76 won't just come from cars, but from hives of pollinators too. The route connecting Denver to Nebraska is becoming a ...



Culprit found for honeybee deaths in almond groves  The Ohio State University News

It's about time for the annual mass migration of honeybees to California, and new research is helping lower the chances the pollinators and their offspring will die ...



Pollinator Biodiversity | NSF  National Science Foundation

If you're moving pollen from one plant to another, you might be a pollinator. Pollinators come in all shapes and sizes: butterflies, beetles, birds, bats and even ...



Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers  NPR

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there ...



Solar Farms Shine a Ray of Hope on Bees and Butterflies  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...



Flowers can hear buzzing bees—and it makes their nectar sweeter  National Geographic

Even on the quietest days, the world is full of sounds: birds chirping, wind rustling through trees, and insects humming about their business. The ears of both ...



12 interesting facts about bees  AGDAILY

Bees are crucial to the agricultural industry. Here are 12 interesting facts about bees, nature's first farmer.



Impact of urbanization on wild bees underestimated  Science Daily

Wild bees are indispensable pollinators, supporting both agricultural productivity and the diversity of flowering plants worldwide.



What 88 Bee Genomes and 10 Years of Studying Apples Tell Us About the Future of Pollinators - D-brief  Discover Magazine

Stroll through an apple orchard in bloom, and you'll be surrounded with the buzz of busy bees. But unless the farm manager has rented hives of domesticated ...



Here's the buzz on disappearing bees  Capitol Weekly

Between April 2017 and April 2018, beekeepers in the U.S. lost an estimated 40 percent of their managed honey bees.



Bee surveys in newest national park could aid pollinator studies elsewhere  Phys.Org

Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? In the Jan. 17, 2019, online edition of PLOS One, Utah ...



World's first honey bee vaccine seeks to save dying pollinat...  AG Week

A growing number of honey bees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor nutrition and climate change, with potentially disastrous ...



First-Ever Honey Bee Vaccine Offers Hope for Pollinators and Fruit Growers  Fortune

Scientists at the University of Helsinki have developed the first edible vaccine for honey bees.



Some favorite garden vegetables attract pollinators, too  Associated Press

Planting clumps of bright, successively blooming flowers is a popular method for attracting foraging pollinators like bees and butterflies. But savvy vegetable and ...



Agriculturally dominated landscapes reduce bee phylogenetic diversity and pollination services  Science Magazine

Biodiversity is sometimes quantified purely by the number of species within a system that allow it to function to produce ecosystem services. Grab et al. show that ...



The Super Bowl of Beekeeping  The New York Times

Almond growing in California is a $7.6 billion industry that wouldn't be possible without the 30 billion bees (and hundreds of human beekeepers) who keep the ...



Keeping honeybees doesn't save bees – or the environment  Phys.Org

It's no secret that bee populations are in decline across the UK and Europe. There has also been a fantastic increase in public awareness over the past few ...



Can Cities Help Preserve the Butterflies and the Bees?  Pacific Standard

Many pollinator insect species like bees, butterflies, and hoverflies are on the decline, due in large part to habitat destruction driven by conversion of land to ...



Hemp fields offer a late-season pollen source for stressed bees  Science News

Colorado's legal fields of low-THC cannabis can attract a lot of bees.



Invasion of the 'frankenbees': the danger of building a better bee  The Guardian

The long read: Beekeepers are sounding the alarm about the latest developments in genetically modified pollinators.



As bee populations decline, study aims to understand plant and pollinator interactions  Nevada Today

Anne Leonard awarded National Science Foundation grant to fund bumblebee research.



The secret to better berries? Wild bees  Phys.Org

Want bigger, faster-growing blueberries? New research shows wild bees are an essential secret ingredient in larger and better blueberry yields—producing ...



Wild Bees Are Dying and Ecosystem Collapse Will Follow—But Nobody’s Taking Notice  Newsweek

Most conservation initiatives are aimed at the honeybee. But the decline of native bees, which are crucial to preventing the collapse of ecosystems, is receiving ...



Native bees are powerful pollinators, and there's a simple way to help them  ABC News

Native bees and other wild insects tend to get overlooked — but these amazing Australian animals could be instrumental in helping us feed a growing world ...



Native bees do it better  Arizona Sonoro News

A native bee wraps its hind legs around a flower and vibrates its wings to unlock the flower's hidden treasure –pollen. Its fuzzy body coated in yellow, the bee ...



The buzz around pollination  Irish Examiner

Bees are under threat in Ireland, but a handful of experts are now marshalling an army of volunteers all over the island to protect these miniature wonders, writes ...



Sorry, vegans. If you don’t eat honey, avocados might be off-limits, too.  The Washington Post

One thing that most sensible people can agree on — whether they're vegan, meat-eaters, paleo, keto or whatever food tribe they happen to belong to — is that ...



Brian Minter: Mason bees are important pollinators  Vancouver Sun

What can we do in our home gardens, especially small space gardens, to create a habitat for mason bees? Brian Minter finds out.



Bee Pollination Declining With Increased Use of Pesticide  U.S. News & World Report

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Bobby Coy and his son, Richard Coy, owners of Crooked Creek Bee Co., in Jonesboro, began noticing a decline in bee pollination ...



Citizen 'beecologists' digging into pollinator decline mystery  GazetteNET

When Larri Cochran sees a bee in the Northampton Community Garden, she does not avoid it. Rather, she whips out her camera to snap photos and videos.



It's National Pollinator Week! Get the buzz on USGS pollinator research  United States Geological Survey

The bee marked in yellow is this hive's queen. There is usually only one queen in a hive, which the worker honeybees feed, follow, and protect.(Credit: Marisa ...



Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot: Immense numbers of introduced honey bees overwhelm native pollinators for access to pollen and nectar  Science Daily

New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a global ...



Bees face yet another lethal threat in dicamba, a drift-prone pesticide  Reveal

This article was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent nonprofit news organization. While soybean farmers ...



Study Reveals Striking Decline of Vermont's Bumble Bees  UVM News

A new study examining 100 years of bumble bee records reveals that almost half of Vermont's species, which are vital pollinators, have either vanished or are in ...



14 Pollinator-Friendly Colleges That Have Us Buzzing  Sierra Magazine

Bee Campus USA-certified schools bring bees to higher education.



The BrambleBee robot promises to help honeybees pollinate flowers  Digital Trends

Honeybee populations are declining at a terrifying rate. BrambleBee, a new pollination robot developed by researchers at West Virginia University, may one day ...



$500K UVM gift targets bee declines | Gund Institute for Environment | The University of Vermont  UVM News

University of Vermont bee researchers are buzzing after an anonymous $500,000 gift to support threatened pollinators. The gift creates the Apis Fund, which will ...



Pollinating as important as honey for beekeeping income  Duluth News Tribune

MEDINA, N.D. — All was quiet in the pasture until Chad Price and Brandon Weatherly started moving bee boxes. Then the persistent buzz in the air was ...



Planting For Pollinators Brings Benefits  Coastal Review Online

Habitat loss and pesticide use have made planting for pollinators more important than ever, and adding native, diverse plants can help create a haven for ...



Planting for pollinators: Waynesville couple seeks to educate on the benefits of native bees  Smoky Mountain News

Jill Jacobs and her husband Brannen Basham hold up one of their handmade bee houses amid flowering native plants at their home in Waynesville. Holly Kays ...



Is the Key to Saving Pollinators … Honey Bee Semen?  Smithsonian.com

“I'm surprised it took you so long to ask,” Brandon Hopkins says with a laugh. The 35-year-old entomologist is preparing samples to be sent to the USDA ...



Why Bees Are Vital for California Almonds, According to an Economist  Inverse

It's sometimes reported that one in every three bites of food depends on bees. As is often the case when an easy-to-grasp notion spreads, there's a dose of truth ...



Pesticides threaten all 4,000 bee species in North America. Why does research focus on saving just one?  The New Food Economy

In a new series of studies, scientists acknowledge that we don't know nearly enough about the thousands of wild bee species agricultural producers depend on.



What's the buzz? The value of bees - The Money  ABC News

Bees are worth about $14.2 billion to the Australian economy, most of it in pollination services. They pollinate about a third of the food we eat such as almonds, ...



Millions of Yakima bees heading to California for almond season  KIMA CBS 29

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Can you picture hundreds of millions of of bees all in one place? Yakima beekeeper Randon Hodges is one of thousands of ...



Combining bees and drones: UND, Australian company join forces...  AG Week

GRAND FORK, N.D. — North Dakota is the nation's leader in honey production. The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is a leader in drones and drone ...



Bee diversity critical to world's food supply  Horizon magazine

Ecosystems that contain only a few bee species underperform in terms of plant production whereas those with many different species thrive, according to ...



11 fascinating facts about bees, the most important pollinators  Rappler

One-third of food produced in the world depends on pollination, and bees hold the most important role among all pollinators.



Unsung Heroes: Understanding Native Bees and Why We Need Them • The Revelator  The Revelator

The United States is home to more than 4,000 species of native bees that display an amazing array of sizes and ecological roles, and yet non-native European ...



Monitoring the Dangerous Decline of Wild Bees  Pacific Standard

Bees are an essential part of food production and a healthy ecosystem, so following the rise and fall their populations is essential.



Planting more hedgerows and trees could help bees thrive once again  Science Daily

Planting more hedgerows and trees could hold the key to helping UK bees thrive once again, a new study argues. And researchers suggest artificial intelligence ...



Unusually Hot Spring Threw Plants, Pollinators Out of Sync in Europe  InsideClimate News

Butterflies hatched early with the heat, but their flowers hadn't opened yet. Bees are under pressure, too. 'You can see the climate change.'



Honey a no-no? Why you might want to rethink eating avocados  South China Morning Post

If you're a vegan and object to eating honey, should you avoid eating avocados because orchards are pollinated through migratory beekeeping that's cruel to ...



Scientist unveils blueprint to save bees and enrich farmers  The Guardian

Urgent planting of wildflowers will attract pollinators and boost farmers' food crops, expert to tell UN.



Dropcopter's drones boost crop pollination by up to 60% in bad bee years  New Atlas

A large percentage of the world's food production relies on bee pollination - but what do we do when the bees can't be relied on? US startup Dropcopter has just ...



Harmony in the Hive: What Bees Need  Resilience

Bees may be small, but don't underestimate their importance. Of the 100 crop species which provide approximately 90% of food worldwide, 71 are dependent on ...



Gardening for pollinators: How to bring bees, birds, butterflies and beetles to your flowerbeds  Twin Falls Times-News

TWIN FALLS — It's a tough time to be a beekeeper.



Pollinating as important as honey for modern beekeeper incom...  AG Week

MEDINA, N.D. — All was quiet in the pasture until Chad Price and Brandon Weatherly started moving bee boxes. Then the persistent buzzzzz in the air was ...



How to Protect Your Local Pollinators in Ten Easy Ways  Smithsonian.com

As the first annual World Bee Day looms, insect and garden lovers are abuzz with excitement.



Can listening to bees help save them - and us?  BBC News

Can artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning help save the world's bees? That's the hope of scientists who are scrambling to reverse the dramatic ...



Study Identifies Chemical Culprits In Almond-Pollinating Honeybee Deaths  KJZZ

Every winter, around 1.5 million honeybee colonies from all over the U.S. are shipped to California to pollinate almond trees. That's almost 60 percent of the ...


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