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How to Seduce Honeybees Into Your Garden

I first noticed a decline in honeybees in my garden about three years ago when my zucchini plant blooms yielded only a few vegetables, my summer crop staple. The next spring, I paid attention to the n…

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What Can We Do to Save the Bees?

Most of our favorite foods exist because of bees: Did you enjoy coffee this morning? Bees likely pollinated the coffee flowers. Eat an apple recently? You can thank a bee for that, too.  Part 1 of …

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What Will Happen to the World If We Lose Bees?

Honeybees do more than make honey, though that in itself is a spectacular feat. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that "out of some 100 crop species which provide 90% of …

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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 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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M&M’s Blamed for Green & Blue Honey in France

The autumn honey harvest in the Alsace region of France is hitting a major setback. ABC News reports that in the northeastern region of France, home to 2,400 beekeepers and 35,000 colonies that prod…

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5 Simple Ways to Help Honeybees

Saturday, August 18 is National Honey Bee Awareness Day. As stated on their website, the main goals of the day are to promote and advance beekeeping, to educate the public about honeybees and beekeepi…

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Honeybee Swarm Delays Flight at Pittsburgh Airport

By Christine Lepisto, TreeHugger Talk about having too much of a good thing. A swarm of honeybees delayed a flight at the Pittsburgh International Airport after they made their new home in the ca…

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4 Ways to Help Bees in Your Garden

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 pheno…

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How to Make a Watering Hole for Garden Bees

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger As the temperature rises in the garden, it is important to remember the bees you’re attracting to your garden will also be searching for water. For bees, a supply …

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