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By PBS NewsHour
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.
By Roni Dengler
Neonicotinoid pesticides commonly found in agricultural areas kill bees and hurt their ability to reproduce, two separate large-scale studies confirmed Thursday.
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
Only two species of yeast --- ale yeast and lager yeast -- have been used for traditional beer brewing over the last 600 years. A lab in North Carolina may have found a third in the strangest place: On bees…
By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry, Iman Smith
Here are five important stories that (largely) sidestep the president's every move.
By Kristin Hugo
Scientists teach bees how to solve puzzles, who in turn teach the solution to other bees.
By Rebecca Oh
For the first time in the U.S., bees have been placed under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
By Sam Weber, Laura Fong
Bees are critical to agricultural production, but beekeeping is actually increasing in cities like Los Angeles and New York City, where restrictions on the practice were recently lifted. In Philadelphia, where there are thousands of abandoned lots to forage, both…
By Kamala Kelkar
Beekeepers all over the world in the last ten years have reported significant colony losses that may be caused by interconnected effects of pesticides, parasites, landscape changes and a warmer climate.
By Lisa Marie Potter and Joshua Cassidy, KQED
Only bees that buzz in just the right way can release tiny grains of pollen from a flower.
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