posted on October 16, 2015 at 2:54 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to legalize urban beekeeping, overturning a ban dating to 1879 and overriding concerns that it might bring aggressive Africanized hives to backyards.
posted on September 11, 2015 at 3:09 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately study the pesticide sulfoxaflor before approving its use in 2013 on a wide variety of crops, including citrus and cotton, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM
European Union Plans to restrict three neonicotinoid pesticides on plants and cereals that attract 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,...
posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM
Proposal restricts the use of three pesticides.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.