HOW TO: Help save the honeybees

February 17, 2016 by  
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The humble honeybee needs your help. The buzzing pollinators’ population has declined significantly, which poses a threat to our food supply. To raise awareness about the problem, Sutton Seeds has created an infographic that explores different gardening techniques you can use to help the honeybees, from advice on bee-friendly plants to a DIY tutorial for a bee pot. Read the rest of HOW TO: Help save the honeybees

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Colony of honeybees builds a living hive in the shape of a flower

October 23, 2015 by  
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Ron Shenkin’s cemetery meeting space is a forest-like concrete canopy in Israel

October 23, 2015 by  
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Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee’s life

May 25, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. What will save the bees? In an effort to explore the issue, National Geographic commissioned writer Charles C Mann and photographer Anand Varma to produce a story called Quest for a Superbee for the May 2015 issue of the magazine. A fascinating retrospective that delves deeper than everyday hysterics about the ‘beepocalypse’ unveils one of the biggest threats to our most important pollinator is the Varroa destructor , a mite that is quickly becoming resistant to the chemicals beekeepers are forced to pump into bee hives to protect them. In order to better understand his subject, Varma became a beekeeper himself. Read on to learn more about this fascinating video depicting the first 21 days of a bee’s life. Read the rest of Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee’s life Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anand Varma , colony collapse disorder , honeybee , mite , National Geographic , neonicotinoids , parasites , pollinator , saving bees , TED Talk , varroa destructor

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These Amazing Honeycomb Sculptures Are Made by Bees!

August 12, 2014 by  
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We all know honeybees are essential to our food system and tireless workers, but who would have thought they could be artists too? Bejing-based artist Ren Ri collaborates with these fascinating insects to create stunning sculptures that incorporate the element of chance. Each sculpture is the result of a joint effort between Ri and a colony of bees he has been keeping since 2008. Read the rest of These Amazing Honeycomb Sculptures Are Made by Bees! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , Artist , bees , beeswax , Beijing , china , chinese , honeybee , ren , ri , sculptures , t museum , yuansu

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Today on Planet 100: Honeybee Collapse (Video)

August 19, 2010 by  
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