France Is The First Country To Ban All 5 Pesticides Linked To Bee Deaths

By Staff, Healthyfoodhouse.com -

Bees pollinate a third of our food supply and over 90% of all wild plants, so they are critical for global food production. This means that every third spoonful of food in the world depends on [...]

Bees Face Another Lethal Threat In Dicamba

By Liza Gross, Reveal News. -

While soybean farmers watched the drift-prone weed killer dicamba ravage millions of acres of crops over the last two years, Arkansas beekeeper Richard Coy noticed a parallel disaster unfolding [...]

Black Beekeepers Are Transforming Detroit’s Vacant Lots Into Bee Farms

By Philip Lew, Huffingtonpost.com -

A pair of Detroit natives have decided to combat neighborhood blight in a pretty sweet way — by transforming abandoned vacant lots in their city into honeybee farms.  Detroit Hives, a nonprofit [...]

Displaced Coal Miners Turn To Beekeeping

By Marlene Cimons, www.nexusmedianews.com -

By Marlene Cimons for Nexus Media - Mark Lilly, 59, grew up and still lives in West Virginia. He spent three decades as an insurance adjuster, often talking to people struggling through the [...]

Act Out: Ministry Of Truth, And Save The Bees

By Eleanor Goldfield, www.popularresistance.org -

By Eleanor Goldfield for Act Out! Conveniently signed into law on December 23rd, the benignly named Cultural Engagement Center just seeks to "recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign [...]

For First Time, Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List

By Katie Herzog, www.grist.org -

By Katie Herzog for The Grist - Seven types of yellow-faced or masked bees once common in Hawaii are now officially threatened or endangered, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [...]

2.6 Million Dead Bees Delivered To EPA Headquarters

By Staff, www.ecowatch.com -

By Staff of Eco Watch - A truck full of dead bees made its final stop at a rally outside the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday, culminating a coast-to-coast [...]

Maryland First State To Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides For Consumer Use

By Lorraine Chow, www.ecowatch.com -

By Lorraine Chow for Eco Watch - Neonicotinoids are a potent class of pesticides used on many crops in the U.S. that have been linked to the widespread decline of pollinator species. As EcoWatch [...]

Bee Keepers Sue Over EPA Study On Pesticides

By Claire Bernish, www.theantimedia.org -

By Claire Bernish for Antimedia - United States - A new study by the Environmental Protection Agency has found evidence through a study that backs what activists and environmentalists have [...]

US Tracks Deaths Of Bees Better Then People Jailed

By Shawn Musgrave, www.muckrock.com -

By Shawn Musgrave in MuckRock - Every year, a certain number of bees die. And every year, a certain number of people die while in police custody. We have a solid figure for one of these death [...]

Report: Bee Populations Growing Again In US

By John Vibes, www.trueactivist.com -

By John Vibes in True Activist - There has recently been some good news about the honeybee populations, after several years of alarming reports that their numbers have been making a steep decline [...]

100,000 German Beekeepers Just Called For A Ban On GMOs

By Amanda Froelich, www.trueactivist.com -

By Amanda Froelich in True Activist - Bees’ importance cannot be overstated. As TrueActivist has shared before, the tiny, bumbling insects are responsible for a lot – making them essential in the [...]

Oslo Creates World’s First ‘Highway’ To Protect Endangered Bees

By Agence France-Presse, www.theguardian.com -

By Agence France-Presse - From flower-emblazoned cemeteries to rooftop gardens and balconies, Norway’s capital Oslo is creating a “bee highway” to protect endangered pollinators essential to food [...]

US Beekeepers Lost Almost Half Their Honeybees

By Melissa Breyer, www.treehugger.com -

Each year the Bee Informed Partnership in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America conducts a survey among both commercial and backyard beekeepers to track the health and survival [...]

Government Suppresses Research On Pesticides & Bees

By Reynard Loki, www.truth-out.org -

Following reports that scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture are being harassed and their research on bee-killing pesticides is being censored or suppressed, a broad coalition [...]

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