An NYPD 'Bee Cop' Explains How to Calm Down Thousands of Swarming Bees
Officer Darren Mays talks about how he became part of the two-man team, and what it's like to coax 35,000 stinging insects into a vacuum.
The Beekeeper Who Makes Synth Music With His Bee Colonies
Bioni Samp translates bee behaviors and sounds into electronic music to help raise awareness of the ecological issues threatening them.
This Beekeeper Wants You to Stop Eating Counterfeit Honey
We spoke to Bee Local's Ryan LeBrun about bees, honey laundering, and the future of ethical honey harvesting in America.
Nearly Half of America's Beehives Died Last Year
Bees are dying en masse and scientists aren’t sure exactly why—and this year, there was no miraculous turnaround.
Urban Beekeeping Has Come to LA
Facing my fears of bees, I joined urban beekeeper David Bock of Buzzed Honeys on an inspection of his hives in the unlikely city of Los Angeles.
How to Raise Bees in the Driest Place on Earth
The Atacama desert is notoriously inhospitable to life, and yet animals and humans alike find a way to survive. Among them are honeybees, fertilizing desert flowers and providing a sweet source of calories for the population.
British Farmers Are Ditching the Supermarkets
UK farmers are ditching the supermarkets and selling directly to shoppers through new online organisations like The Food Assembly. Aesthetic specifications are non-existent and you’re free to sell whatever you want for whatever you can get.
These University Students Are Swapping Booze for Beekeeping and Vegetables
Sustainability initiatives that see university grounds given over to beekeeping, chickens, and vegetable-growing in a bid to create "edible campuses" are becoming increasingly popular with British students.
These Scientists Say We Should Be Feeding Bees Mushroom Juice
Scientists at Washington State University claim that feeding a specially developed mushroom concentrate to honeybees could help fend of diseases such as the varroa mite, but other bee researchers are not convinced.
Yep, America's Bees Are Still Dying
In a comprehensive study released yesterday, researchers from the University of Maryland found that in the past year US beekeepers lost 42 percent of their bees. This is the second highest annual loss ever.
Getting Drunk Like a Medieval Lord Could Help Save the Honeybee
A resurgence in the popularity of mead-drinking (thanks, Game of Thrones) has led to an increase in demand for honey, something that could help the plight of the UK honeybee.
This Man Is Making Honey That Tastes Like Well-Seasoned Italian Food
Thanks to the inner city mix of wildflowers and trees available for bees to forage, hives set up on the roof of a Manchester art gallery are producing an unusual blend of honey.