New data unearths pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees create honey in their hive through the topped-out combs, and they keep beebread — their food — in the other combs. Credit: © gudrin / Fotolia Honeybees — employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season — encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed … More New data unearths pesticide peril in beehives

U.S. beekeepers lost 40 percent of bees in 2014-15

Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual nationwide survey. Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 … More U.S. beekeepers lost 40 percent of bees in 2014-15

The “barehanded” beehive relocators of India!

Speaking of saving the bees, we came across this video from India the other day about a man who is simply known as “Mr.Karthik”. A native of West Bengal, he has a wonderful ability to remove beehives with his bare hands, at the request of concerned city-dwellers.  The video shows the man scraping the bees away from the hive … More The “barehanded” beehive relocators of India!