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The Worst Place to Get Stung By a Bee

Where would it hurt more to get stung by a bee: on a testicle or on a nostril? It was this burning question that led Michael Smith, a graduate student at Cornell University studying honeybees, to his …

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15 Plants You Can Grow to Help Save Bees

Spring is here! What better time to think about how to save the bees? We need those fuzzy, buzzy creatures---we have them (and other pollinators) to thank for a third of every bite we take! And …

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Keeping Mason Bees in Your Fridge (& Other Ideas For Helping Wild Pollinators)

There's been a lot of talk about saving the honeybee, and with good reason. They give us honey, they pollinate our crops, and they are just plain awesome. But with many nations facing a "honeybee defi…

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5,000 Honeybees Strap On Backpacks in the Name of Science

There's been a lot of buzz about colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon causing bees to die off around the world, and Australian scientists are trying a new approach to studying the phenomenon: They'r…

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5 Reasons You Should Switch to Beeswax Candles

My mother is one of those really rad people who went back to college after raising her kids. Because she was studying architecture and design, she opted into some very interesting green living and bui…

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‘Bee-Friendly’ Plants That Could Kill Bees

A new study released by Friends of the Earth reveals that many "bee-friendly" plants sold at garden centers have been pre-treated with toxic pesticides shown to harm or kill bees.  The pilot study co-…

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Bees in Peril: A Timeline

A dramatic drop in bee populations began in 2005, and a number of factors continue to create problems for this key pollinator to this day. Here is a history of the issue. 2005 Bees populations had…

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Massive Bee Massacre Uncovered in Target Parking Lot

“They were literally falling out of the trees. To our knowledge this is one of the largest documented bumble bee deaths in the Western U.S. It was heartbreaking to watch," says Hatfield in a press rel…

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5 Amazing Efforts to Save the Bees

Many environmental problems can feel overwhelming. Even if you can inspire action on a local level, to cut carbon emissions for example, the impact of those cuts is usually masked by the juggernaut…

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Keeping the Bees Alive

Scientists call it the mystery of the vanishing bees; here's how to help solve the problem. With bumblebee populations on the decline in the United States and honeybees prone to a perplexing phen…

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