Kati Pohjanpalo, Bloomberg Published 3:22 am PST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 Buckfast honey bees gather on a beehive in Merango, Ill., on Sept. 10, 2018. Buckfast honey bees gather on a beehive in Merango, Ill., on Sept. 10, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 Buckfast honey bees gather on a beehive in Merango, Ill., on Sept. 10, 2018. Buckfast honey bees gather on a beehive in Merango, Ill., on Sept. 10, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Daniel Acker. World's first honey bee vaccine seeks to save dying pollinators 1 / 15 Back to Gallery A growing number of honey bees die each year due to … [Read more...] about World’s first honey bee vaccine seeks to save dying pollinators
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Published 12:05 am PDT, Saturday, October 13, 2018 FILE - In this Much 17, 2009, file photo, a honey bee searches for nectar on the flowers of a tree in Roseburg, Ore. The European honey bee might suck up all the attention, but a true bee connoisseur will point you to the native species. The wild critters come in almost endless variety. (Robin Loznak/The News-Review via AP, File) less FILE - In this Much 17, 2009, file photo, a honey bee searches for nectar on the flowers of a tree in Roseburg, Ore. The European honey bee might suck up all the attention, but a true bee connoisseur will point ... more Photo: Robin Loznak, AP Photo: Robin Loznak, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Much 17, 2009, file photo, a honey bee searches for nectar on the flowers of a tree in Roseburg, Ore. The European … [Read more...] about The search is on for every bee species in Oregon
Ivy Academy senior Noah Lewis examines the bee population at the school. The bees were added to the school's agricultural science program. (Contributed photo/Ansley Eichhorn) Ivy Academy senior Noah Lewis examines the bee... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Ivy Academy student Noah Lewis walks outside to inspect the school's bee population each week. Curious students eagerly watch from a distance as the senior beekeeper inspects the hive, looking for signs the queen bee is healthy and repopulating. It's exactly what faculty adviser and academy director of environmental programming Ansly Eichhorn had in mind when she and another faculty member went through a bee training program several years ago. The environmentally focused charter school wanted to add a bee population to its agricultural science program and received a grant to kick off the effort. "It's a really neat way to teach students where their food and everything comes from," Eichhorn said. The value of crops … [Read more...] about Ivy Academy program raising bees in face of population decline
No, bees are not dying out. No, their populations are not being harmed by neonicotinoid pesticides. No, farmers are not wiping out all the wildflower meadows which allow insects to flourish. But this is not something you ever hear about it in the media, obsessed as it is with the doom narrative fed to them by green activist bodies like Friends of the Earth.That’s why I heartily recommend the excellent speech that Matt Ridley has just given in the House of Lords: Globally, there have never been more hives of honey bees; there are about 90 million in the world compared with about 60 million 50 years ago. In Europe and the UK, too, we are near to a record number of hives. There are of course continuing problems with Varroa mites, as the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, said, and Nosema and other pests, but there is no evidence of a decline in honey bees. It is true that there was colony collapse disorder 12 years ago, mostly in the United States, but it was a brief episode and is now … [Read more...] about Delingpole: ‘Bees In Peril’ Is Just Another Green Lie
FORT MEADEJim Doan pats the bees gently with the flat of his big palm. Without acrimony, the nurse bees and worker bees amble toward the edges of the frame, revealing the larvae underneath. They are fat and pearly, the way they should be. Doan’s bees may be turning the corner, but it’s too early to say. He has lost 300 hives this spring and added 500, netting 200 the hard way.He slides the frame back into the wooden super, the name for the basic beehive box, and fits the cover on. He’s getting ready to go, moving his bees from their wintering Florida home back to upstate New York. The bees get stressed on the road — he’s got to keep the trucks moving and drive through the night. But this is a minor worry in the scheme of things. Doan’s bees are in trouble.Concerned citizens have read about colony collapse disorder; they may have even heard about varroa mites and the staggering statistic that something is annually killing 30 to 40 percent of bees … [Read more...] about Why are so many Florida honeybees dying?