bees

Tech

Thousands of Bees Living on Notre Dame’s Roof Survived the Fire

“I wouldn’t call it a miracle but I’m very, very happy.”
Sarah Emerson
4.19.19
CHEFS

The Southern Chef Reviving a Centuries-Old Cherokee Recipe for Yellowjacket Soup

“We sautéed onions and garlic, added in the papery, waxy nest and unhatched larvae ... [and] pureed it in a blender."
Jenn Rice
4.1.19
Tech

Giant Tortoise Feared Extinct Reappears After 113 Years

As well as the Fernandina tortoise, another “giant” species thought to be possibly extinct showed up this year—Wallace’s giant bee.
Becky Ferreira
2.21.19
insects

Buying Organic Will At Least Help Save Some Bugs, According to Experts

According to a new study, pesticides and intensive agriculture are causing large-scale insect deaths.
Bettina Makalintal
2.14.19
insects

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.19
Tech

Honeybees Can Add and Subtract, Study Finds

After discovering that honeybees understand the concept of zero, scientists tested the insect’s ability to spot gains and losses.
Becky Ferreira
2.6.19
bees

The First-Ever Insect Vaccine Is Designed to Protect Bees from Devastating Diseases

The Queen eats the vaccine, and then passes on the immunization to further generations.
Bettina Makalintal
12.11.18
Munchies

Avocados Are Not Vegan, Argues BBC TV Show Host

Big if true.
Lauren Rothman
10.12.18
bees

Bees Go Eerily Silent During Total Solar Eclipses

“It was like 'lights out' at summer camp!”
Becky Ferreira
10.10.18
bee deaths

Popular Weed Killer May Be Responsible for Global Bee Deaths

An ingredient in the popular herbicide, Roundup, may be related to colony collapse disorder, say scientists.
Sarah Emerson
9.26.18
bees

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.
Allie Conti
8.30.18
law

Protecting Golfers from Wasps Is Part of a Golf Course’s ‘Duty,’ Rules California Court

A woman sued after she nearly died at a golf course when a swarm of yellow jackets attacked her.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.2.18
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