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
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama greeted the Crown Prince and Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, amid tensions over a potential nuclear deal with Iran. The summit will also focus on Yemen, where Saudis and their Sunni allies…
By PBS NewsHour
New research from scientists at the University of Vermont and Harvard University demonstrates the devastating impact the continued loss of pollinators like honey bees could have on millions of people in the developing world.
By Adelyn Baxter
By Anna Christiansen
An exceptional cut in rainfall has adversely affected honey production in the Golden State. The drought, now in its third year, has ravaged flowering plants thereby reducing the number of spots available for bees to collect nectar.
By Justin Scuiletti
When honeybees and scorpions sting, it is usually an act of defense -- a painful one at that, thanks to the venom injected through the stingers. Scientists, however, may have found a way to co-opt those venoms as a means…
By Lorna Baldwin
Honey sitting on American supermarket shelves might not be the real thing. On Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration took steps to ensure that if it's labeled "honey," it actually is.
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