Bees colonies in Greece are still going strong while others elsewhere in Europe are dropping steeply, reportedly due to GM crops and pesticides. It's a boon for society here where honey plays a key role.
AP (Feb. 12, 2014) The city of Los Angeles is buzzing over a proposal to allow urban beekeeping despite concerns over killer bees. On Wednesday, the City Council will vote on whether to begin the process of granting ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (Apr. 17, 2015) A truck carrying honey bees overturns near Lynnwood, Washington, spreading boxes of live bees across the highway. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Reuters (Jan. 27, 2013) Professional Israeli climbers have been drafted into action to help conserve their country's flora and fauna. For conservationists, it's a back-to-basics approach in their mission to keep the country ... watch video
AFP (May 22, 2013) Many Argentinian apiculturists decide to leave the Pampas in a bid to maintain the production and the quality of their honey. In fact, the single-crop farming of soya, a pillar of Argentina's ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (May 16, 2013) Bees supply us with honey and pollinate flowers. But more and more of them are dying off. Diseases, mold, and mildew -- but also insecticides -- are being blamed for their demise. Now the ... watch video
France 24 (Apr. 30, 2013) Environmentalists hailed a "victory for bees" on Monday after the European Union voted for a ban on several nerve-agent pesticides blamed for the dramatic decline in global bee populations. Fifteen ... watch video
CBC (July 3, 2013) Over the past decade, beekeepers, farmers and scientists have been tracking the collapse of honeybee colonies. Some scientists and insecticide companies suggest the bees are being overrun by an ... watch video
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