It should come as no surprise that the use of Roundup comes with many negative effects, not just on humans, but the environment. Things that live in our environment also cannot escape the consequences of Roundup. For example, a recent study published by The Journal of Experimental Biology found that Roundup actually causes honeybees to starve. It … More Study shows honeybees are starving because of roundup
In the first large-scale and comprehensive study on the impacts of transporting honey bees to pollinate various crops, North Carolina State University research shows that travel can adversely affect bee health and lifespan. Some of these negative impacts may be reduced by moving bee colonies into patches with readily available food or by providing supplemental … More Nutrition matters: Stress from migratory beekeeping may be eased by access to food
Following Obama’s call for pollinator assessment, first-ever national bee map shows much farmland at risk The first national study to map US wild bees, from the University of Vermont, suggests they’re disappearing in many of the country’s most important farmlands. If losses of these pollinators continue, the new nationwide assessment indicates that farmers will face … More Wild bee decline threatens US crop production
Sadly corresponding with the global fall in bee populations is a series of beehive thefts from various corners of the globe. In late August, Alberta farmer Kevin Nixon was hit by the theft of over 600,000 of his bees, including 12 hives. More recently, a 750 year old farm off the coast of North Wales was the … More Bee thefts are on the rise!
In a recent study researchers discovered how bees naturally vaccinate their young. This may prove to be useful in creating the first bee vaccine. Scientists can begin to build bee resistance to the factors that have caused colony collapse disorder across the globe for years. This research was aided by previous studies into bee culture and with the collaboration of Arizona … More Natural bee vaccine