We've entered swarm season for Africanized honey bees, as colonies split and clouds of the winged insects roam South Florida in search of new nesting sites.
The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group, a place where everyone is welcome to note the observations you have made of the natural world around you.
Local beekeeper and honey producers Karen and Chris Foster of Hidden Valley Honey say in spite of some setbacks they are doing well.
Spelling doesn't come easy for everyone, but for 6th grader Tina Farnberg it seems to be second nature.
Bees have been battling bad weather, loss of habitat and possible pesticide effects but now keepers are facing a new threat - bee-rustling. She said she knows of 10 other hives being stolen in the past year by people who need expert knowledge to do it.
Two persons and a police officer suffered bee stings just after 10 a.m. Wednesday when they were attacked in the 600 block of East Huntington Street.
A gentle octogenarian reflects on the ways he failed his dearest friend in Peggy Hesketh's elegantly crafted debut mystery, Telling the Bees .
A recent study by Michigan State University scientists showed that blueberry growers who plant wildflowers near their fields see an increase in their yields.
The European Commission has adopted a two-year-long moratorium on the use of three necotinoid pesticides believed to be one of the reasons behind a 30 percent annual decrease in bee populations since 2007.
The European Union has approved restrictions on three pesticides to better protect dwindling bee populations, to enter into force by December.
The insecticides--clothianidin and imidacloprid, made mainly by German chemical giant Bayer AG , and thiamethoxam, made by Syngenta --will be restricted for use on crops and seeds that attract bees.
There's a buzzing problem in Pasco County. Neighbors are afraid and frustrated about a giant beehive in the 1600 block of Osprey Lane in Lutz.
Boreal toads are found at high elevations. The endangered species is at risk from a fungus as well as human populations and climate change.
With subject matter ranging from curiosity about the birds and the bees, a bit of self-discovery, fantasies about a certain 'hot teacher', boy-crushes and even a bare breast and backside, you might think I'm describing the latest episode of the increasingly sexed-up 'GLEE' or the next 'High School Musical'. Instead, those are just some of the ... (more)
Spring break for bees? Why, sure! Now that the days are getting warmer and nectar flow is at an all time high nation wide, honeybees are swarming .
Beekeeper Ian Farber's phone is ringing as swarming season heats up. The good news? The bees are usually harmless and swarms indicate good hive health.