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Yakushima Keeps Expat Busy as a Bee
Offbeat  (tags: Yakushima, bee, German, Kagoshima, UNESCO heritage, cedar forest, flyingfish, mountains, Alternative Lifestyle, tourists, honeybee )

- 1969 days ago -
Long-term residents of Japan might remember the name Rainer Kaminski. In 1985 he made the headlines as the first Westerner to become a taxi driver in Tokyo. What happened to him after that? Well, after six months as a cabby based in Setagaya Ward,
Plight of the Honeybee Stung By Funding From the Chemical Industry
Offbeat  (tags: honeybee, mysteries, chemical industry, deaths, destruction, colonies )

- 2144 days ago -
Why are honeybee colonies collapsing? One hypothesis is that bees are bringing into their hives traces of pesticides called neonicotinoids, whose use has expanded greatly in the past few years. Some scientists believe that these damage the development of
Bayer Pesticide Chemicals Linked to Devastating Collapse of Honeybee Populations
Offbeat  (tags: honeybee, hive, collapse, Bayer, pesticide )

- 2523 days ago -
German government researchers have concluded that a bestselling Bayer pesticide is responsible for the recent massive die-off of honeybees across the country's Baden-Württemberg region. In response, the government has banned an entire family of pesticide

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