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
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 17, 2015) Plants are tricking honey bees into pollinating their flowers by producing caffeine, successfully fooling the flying insects into repeatedly returning, even if their nectar is of poor quality. Jim ... 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
Aug. 29, 2016 Researchers studied flower morphology and development of miracle fruit using microscopic techniques. Analyses showed that miracle fruit flowers require 100 days to develop from reproductive meristem ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 Ice age inhabitants of Interior Alaska relied more heavily on salmon and freshwater fish in their diets than previously thought, according to a new study. A team of researchers made the discovery ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 percent, helping people, especially the most vulnerable, cope with the expected losses of fish due to climate ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 From natural ecosystems to farmers' fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and out-compete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease. But what if you ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Biologists have detected a cannabinoid receptor in spermatozoa. Endogenous cannabinoids that occur in both the male and the female genital tract activate the spermatozoa: they trigger the so-called ... read more
July 14, 2014 Bees born in the local area manage better than bees imported from elsewhere, a study has shown. "Many beekeepers believe that it is best to buy queens from outside instead of using the queens ... read more
July 24, 2013 Honey bees used to pollinate crops are exposed to many agricultural chemicals, including common fungicides which impair their ability to fight off a potentially lethal parasite, according to a new ... read more