colony collapse disorder
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.
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.
I Visited A CSI Crime Lab, But For Bees
Mail your dead bees here.
not the bees
New Field Tests Find These Pesticides Are Harming Bees
It’s long been suspected this was bad for bees.
Teeny Bee Probiotics Can Help Prevent Colony Collapse
Researchers found that probiotics helped protect against infection and heat stress.
Bees Can Count to Four, Display Emotions, and Teach Each Other New Skills
Recent studies provide insight into the cognitive power of one of the planet’s tiniest brains.
Honey Bee Extinction Will Change Life As We Know It
If bees disappear, so will all of life's modern luxuries.
Bee Populations Seem To Be Bouncing Back In Canada, But Not in the US
44 percent of all US bee colonies died last year. Yikes.
Major League Baseball Manager Saves Swarm from ‘Bee Genocide'
Ned Yost is a bee's BFF.
Diesel Fuel Is Threatening Bees, But Hops Might Save Them
In addition to pesticides, mites, and poor nutrition, there’s a new problem: Diesel fumes can confuse bees’ sense of smell, making it harder for them to find food.
Why It's So Hard to Figure Out What's Killing the Bees
Researchers have been testing a number of theories, but the answer seems to lie in a confluence of interacting factors.
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.