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USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In Midwest

posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Dairy farmers and ranchers in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas can qualify for about $3 million to reseed pastures with alfalfa, clover and other plants appealing to both bees and livestock. Full Story

LA abuzz about push for urban beekeeping

posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Hundreds of beekeepers in Los Angeles have been raising bees in the city's residential areas — but so far, it's illegal. Full Story

Cool temps hamper Dakota bees' honey production

posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:59 PM

A month-long stretch of cooler summer temperatures in the Dakotas has honey producers anticipating a drop in the states' honey crops as extracting gets underway. Full Story

Tree Netting Planned To Protect Oregon Bees

posted on June 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Workers on Friday plan to wrap bee-proof netting around blooming trees in the parking lot of an Oregon shopping center in an attempt to prevent the deaths of more bees. Portland-area bee experts with the Xerces... Full Story

Federal Report Points to Many Causes In Dramatic Bee Disappearance

posted on May 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM

The disorder has caused as much as one-third of the nation's bees to just disappear each winter since 2006. Full Story

EU Aims To Better Protect Bees From Pesticides

posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM

European Union Plans to restrict three neonicotinoid pesticides on plants and cereals that attract bees. Full Story

National Beekeeper of Year Focuses on Dying Bees

posted on April 12, 2013 at 7:59 AM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A Utah man is trying to use his recognition as this year's national beekeeper of the year to focus attention on a major threat to the industry: colony collapse disorder. Darren Cox of Cache County, who has 5,000 hives in Utah,... Full Story

EU Proposal To Protect Bees Stirs Hornets' Nest

posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Proposal restricts the use of three pesticides. Full Story

Posh Hotels are Buzzing With Tiny New Guests

posted on July 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM

     NEW YORK (AP) - An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They'll sting if you get too close.        Honeybees have taken up... Full Story

USDA Survey Shows Fewer Honeybee Colony Losses

posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says fewer honeybee colonies are being lost, suggesting bees' health may be improving. A survey made public Thursday shows that about 22 percent of U.S. honeybee colonies were lost this... Full Story

Latest Buzz on Bee Decline: Maybe It's Pesticides

posted on March 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A common class of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees, important species already in trouble, two studies suggest. But the findings don't explain all the reasons behind a long-running bee decline, and other... Full Story

Clothianidin Pesticide Harms Honeybees And Must Be Banned, Beekeepers Claim

posted on March 23, 2012 at 2:39 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed a petition Wednesday, asking federal regulators to suspend use of a pesticide they say harms honeybees. The group is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection... Full Story

Study: Parasitic fly could explain bee die-off

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Northern California scientists say they have found a possible explanation for a honey bee die-off that has decimated hives around the world: A parasitic fly that hijacks the bees' bodies and causes them to abandon hives. Full Story

Feds tighten belt by cutting agriculture reports

posted on October 28, 2011 at 2:43 PM

When farmers need to check honey prices so they can decide whether to sell, there's been a report for that. And when catfish and sheep farmers want to check production in their industries, there've been reports for that, too. Full Story

Amid Bee Die-Off, Healthy Hives Thrive in Cities

posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Among the wildflowers and native grasses in the garden atop Chicago's City Hall stand two beehives where more than 100,000 bees come and go in patterns more graceful, but just as busy, as the traffic on the street 11 stories below. Full Story
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