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Save bees by skipping these pesticides

July 10th, 2013

You may not think you can do much to save the honey bees, which continue to die in alarming numbers worldwide. But you can take a stand in your home landscape by banning a class of pesticides that are especially harmful to bees.

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Bees get a break in Europe

April 30th, 2013

The European Union votes to give honey bees a reprieve from a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, long suspected of triggering massive bee deaths that threaten agriculture worldwide. The pesticides are still be allowed in the United States.

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Widely used insecticides threaten to wipe out honey bees

January 31st, 2013

Several years ago researchers pinpointed a class of insecticides known as neonicitinoids as having an especially devastating impact on honey bees. Now, European scientists said they are convinced that the neonicitinoid pesticides pose a clear threat.

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Bee expert honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

May 5th, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey. Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year’s Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement has gone to researcher May Berenbaum, who is studying solutions to the bee crisis.

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First honeybees, now bumblebees in decline

January 5th, 2011

Wait! Don’t squash that baby bumblebee. You could be hurting a struggling species. Several varieties of bumblebees, which help pollinate major fruit and veggie crops, are in serious decline in the U.S., according to a report in Science magazine online.

The report focuses on a survey of bumblebees undertaken by University of Illinois/Urban-Champaign entomologist Sydney Cameron who says the United States has simply “lost a lot of bees” in recent decades.

“There are whole regions where we can’t find them any more,” he told Science.

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Hobbyists sweetening the picture for threatened honey bees

November 16th, 2009

By Chris Reinolds
Green Right Now

Beekeeper Laura Johnson enjoys tending to her buzzing friends, but the real motive behind her hobby is stopping the decline of honey bees.

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder has been threatening bees, and the crops they serve, around the world for the past several years.

So Johnson, an organic gardener in suburban Atlanta, decided it was time to jump into honey.

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Tweet if you love bees

November 5th, 2009

Green Right Now Reports

How many more causes can we shop or tweet for? At least one more, hopes Haagen-Daz, makers of those indulgences so inadequately called ice cream.

Haagen-Daz has been running a campaign to raise awareness about the decline of honey bees due to Colony Collapse Disorder. It’s close to the ice cream maker’s heart, and also should we say vat? , because the bees help pollinate almonds and, obviously, supply honey, both vital ingredients for HD flavors.

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Haagen Daz orchestrates campaign for the plight of the honeybee

July 30th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Help the Honey Bees, a web-based campaign by Haagen Daz is trying to build buzz for the beneficial insects, which are beset by a mysterious ailment that causes whole colonies to collapse.

The effort includes backing some cute You Tube videos (dancing humans dressed as bees definitely help personify this issue), and a series of “challenges” on the Experience Project in which people can plant a flower or pledge to eat natural foods to help honey bees. There’s also a bee trivia quiz.

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