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1 hr ago | Mother Jones

Midwestern Waters Are Full of Bee-Killing Pesticides

A while back, I wrote about how the US Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting a slow-motion reassessment of a widely used class of insecticides, even as evidence mounts that it's harming key ecosystem players from pollinating bees to birds.


Related Topix: Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Agriculture

5 hrs ago | Click2Houston

Bees invade home in Porter

July 28, 2014 At least 80,000 bees is causing problems for a single father in Porter.


Related Topix: Science, Entomology

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KRQE Albuquerque

NMSU researchers hope to boost bee population

An alarming drop in bee populations has caught the attention of researchers at NMSU's Agricultural Science Center in Los Lunas.


Related Topix: Los Lunas, NM, Science

Ag Professional

Study says neonics are widespread in Iowa waters

A class of insecticides popular with corn and soybean farmers in the U.S. Midwest but feared as a factor in the decline of U.S. honey bee colonies and other crop pollinators, has been found to be widespread through rivers and streams in Iowa , according to a government study released on Thursday.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology


Beijing Based Artist Collaborates With Bees To Create His Sculptures

Bees are an intrinsic part of the natural world, and without them crops will fail, flowers won't bloom and the human race will be in big trouble, but there's another thing we'll be missing out on if bees become extinct-their natural artistic gifts.


Related Topix: Science, Agriculture


How Do Honey Bees Stay Cool?

Honey bees , especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range.


Related Topix: Tufts University, Entomology


How Texas Man Survived 1,000 Killer Bees

A municipal worker who got stung by an estimated 1,000 bees while mowing a park lawn on Thursday was in stable condition.


Related Topix: Science, Wichita Falls, TX, Entomology

Globe and Mail

Pesticides, pollination and the bees' needs

Dan Davidson, is the President of the Ontario Beekeepers Association , which is fighting to ban the pre-treatment of agricultural seed which they say is adversely affecting the bee population.


Related Topix: Science, Agriculture, Life, Food, Honey, 10-20, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Soils and bees benefit together from cover crops

The last few posts on these pages have touched on the pressures on what some might call the most important asset of any farm: healthy soil.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Madera County, CA

Hampshire Chronicle

Transparent pesticide studies urged

Research into the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides - which have been linked to declines in bees - will be funded by manufacturers under Government plans MPs have raised concerns over Government plans to allow pesticide manufacturers to fund "critical" research examining the impact of their chemicals on bees.

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Related Topix: Science, Entomology, Agriculture


Prime minister Harper's wife shrugs off bee sting, is used to bees

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife probably would have preferred a taste of honey but ended up on the business end of a bee sting.


Related Topix: Science, Stephen Harper

New York Daily News

Africanized honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.


Related Topix: Science

Jacksonville Daily News

Onslow County Beekeepers Association earns state award

There are lessons to be learned in honeybees, and the Onslow County Beekeepers Association is dedicated to sharing those lessons.


Related Topix: Onslow County, NC, Science, Life, Food, Honey, Wilkesboro, NC, Richlands, NC

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: A lot is riding on finding culprit in honeybee deaths

There are many suspects, but one has become the focus of scientists and regulators worldwide.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Environment, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Vets to Agriculture program seeing early success

James McCormick, director of the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture program, said work on the program began in December but wasn't approved by the state Legislature until earlier this year.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Mason County, WV, Lesage, WV, Life, Food, Vegetables, Cabell County, WV


Honey bees, crucial in the pollination of many U.S. crops, are still dying off at an worrisome rate, even though fewer were lost over the past winter, according to a government report issued on Thursday.


Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science, Entomology

New York Post

The detective who saves NYC from swarms of bees

Fifty-miles-per-hour winds ripped through Fort Greene Park as Detective Specialist Anthony Planakis looked up at the tree in front of him.


Related Topix: Science, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Irene, Astoria, NY, Rego-Park, NY, Life, Food, Honey, Entomology

Teen jounalists get the buzz on bees at OSU

Teen journalists Nardous Bahru of Parkrose High School and Andrew Nguy of David Douglas High School donned protective suits and stepped into the buzzing of bees as they reported and photographed field research Thursday at Oregon State University's Honey Bee Lab in Corvallis.


Related Topix: Science, Oregon State University, Oregon

Recognizing severity behind the plight of bees, state goverments step ...

Enjoy eating healthy foods like cherries, broccoli, almonds and strawberries? Consuming them is possible in large part due to bee pollination, but since their population is severely dwindling because of pesticide use and disease, many states are now paying people to help save and raise the beneficial insect.


Related Topix: Science, Entomology, Agriculture, US News, United States Department of Agriculture


Jail program trains inmates to become beekeepers

From one jumpsuit to another, a new Travis County program is training inmates to become beekeepers after their release from prison.


Related Topix: Travis County, TX, Science