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Bee-keepers Issue Urgent Appeal After Finding Stricken Hives

BEE populations have been decimated on the east coast of Canada, prompting bee-keepers to ask the public to plant wildflowers.

Are rooftop beehives just a brand buzz exercise for companies?

What links the London Stock Exchange, posh grocer Fortnum & Mason and the Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh? All great institutions, of course, but they have also proudly introduced beehives to their rooftops.In...

Make Your Own Honey with Backyard Beekeeping

Imagine having your own source of honey in your backyard. You can have it anytime you want. How do you do it?Are The Odds In Your Favor? Deciding to be a beekeeper is a little...
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Robot bees vs real bees – why tiny drones can’t compete with the real...

The latest service to be revolutionised by drones might not be package delivery or internet connections but the far more valuable service of pollination. Researchers in Japan have been exploring the potential of using...
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The Solar-Powered Robotic Bees That Will Save the Planet

Hey, remember those robotic bees that were going to save our species from extinction – or at least, from greatly reduced produce options? Now there's a video of them in action.Okay, so it's not...
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Why Are We Surprised That Pesticides Are Killing Bees?

You’d have to be living under a rock for the past few years to miss the increasingly disturbing reports of colony collapse disorder among bees. Since 2006, beekeepers have observed groups of bees simply...
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Colony Collapse Disorder: Where Are All The Bees?

The reports first started in the latter half of 2006. Huge losses of bees were being reported by commercial bee-keepers in the eastern United States. While it is normal for a bee colony to...