Detroit is known for the rhythms of Motown and the hum of automobile manufacturing plants. Now, one nonprofit is adding a new sound to this urban landscape: the buzzing of bees. Special correspondent Mary Ellen Geist reports on the efforts…
By Mary Ellen Geist
Humans rely heavily on pollinator bees to sustain food production globally. But for decades, the insects' population has declined, in part because of pesticide use. If the die-off continues, it will have huge economic and public health consequences for people.
By William Brangham, Rachel Wellford
The Environmental Protection Agency is reversing a ban on the use of Dow AgroSciences' sulfoxaflor.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Everyone wants to save the bees, but we may be saving them to death.
By Berly McCoy
By Jim Daley, Scientific American
As scientists discover neonicotinoid pesticides in unexpected locations and associated with health problems, a growing body of research challenges the assumption these are safer and less likely to spread than other types of pesticide.
By Vicky Stein
Despite their “miniature brains,” honeybees can harness both long-term rules and short-term memory in order to solve math problems.
By Karin Alton and Francis L. W. Ratnieks, The Conversation
There is a common assumption that those plants which delight human eyes will also be the most attractive for bees. Two scientists at the University of Sussex can offer a more empirical take.
If you enjoy a beer on a summer day, you can thank yeast, the microbes that ferment sugar into alcohol and give beer its character. After innumerable generations of using just two types of yeast, a lab in North Carolina…
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
Allergists are warning of a shortage of a little-known product — honeybee, hornet and wasp venom extracts used in shots that prevent life-threatening reactions.
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