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By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns.
WASHINGTON — A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found.
By PBS NewsHour
Commercial beekeepers across America have been struggling with great numbers of bee deaths over the past few years. What’s behind their failing health? Some research points to a class of pesticide that’s coated onto a large proportion of corn and…
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
A new study in the journal Nature suggests that the relationship between humans and honeybees may have begun over 9,000 years ago.
The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Queen bees have no power. So how do bees, and humans, work together when no one is in charge? Scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Connecticut find out.
By Sarah Sheffer
The United States Department of Agriculture is set to provide $3 million for the nation’s ailing bees. Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD has hit the honey bee population hard since 2006, when scientists recognized that colonies were disappearing. Bees would…
By Larisa Epatko
Farmers in Costa Rica are encouraged to set aside part of their land from production to help maintain biodiversity and prevent deforestation.
It started with a TV show, "Silence of the Bees," about honeybee populations in steep decline. At Harvard University, electrical engineers Rob Wood and Gu-Yeon Wei, and computer scientist Radhika Nagpal saw a challenge. And, so began the creation of…
// "Better stay back. They're getting mad!" Jeremy Jelinek hollers over the angry buzzing of his beehives. Jelinek, a Michigan beekeeper, has been stung more times than he can count. On this day, he is shipping his bees to Wisconsin…
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