Oct 4, 2013 — The insects are the size of an adult's thumb and can sting multiple times, delivering a large dose of venom.
Aug 13, 2013 — The rise in urban beekeeping could end up resulting in too many bees with too few flowers to feed on, two U.K. scientists warn. That's already the case in London, where the number of urban hives has doubled over the past five years, they say.
Apr 29, 2013 — Three popular pesticides are being banned in the European Union, where officials are hoping the change helps restore populations of honey bees, vital to crop production, to healthy levels.
Mar 25, 2013 — Neonicotinoids are pesticides widely used to coat the seeds of agricultural plants, especially corn. But some evidence suggests these chemicals may also be poisoning bees. A tell-tale clue: reports of massive bee die-offs that all took place during corn-planting season.
Mar 1, 2013 — When it comes to pollinating our favorite crops — from coffee to watermelon — honeybees can't do it alone. Wild bees in the field play a critical role in creating bumper crops, a massive new study reports. But these bees are disappearing, and scientists say the rise of crop monocultures is partly to blame.
Mar 29, 2012 — Two new studies, published in the prestigious journal Science, suggest that one class of insecticides poses a more serious threat to bees than government regulators realized.
Feb 26, 2012 — Researchers at Harvard have come up with a novel manufacturing process for building robotic bees, finding inspiration from the worlds of pop-up books and origami. They hope that within two years their bees will be flying on their own, perhaps in swarms.
Feb 14, 2012 — This month, the bees from 1.6 million hives — many of them trucked in commercially from as far away as North Dakota — will pollinate California's almond orchards. Then beekeepers will pack up their colonies and drive them back to the northern Plains, where bees can graze for the summer. But scientists says that floral feast in the Great Plains is shrinking because of high corn prices.
Nov 7, 2011 — American consumers like their honey bright and clear, but removing the pollen makes it hard to trace honey back to its source. A new report says three quarters of honey sold in the U.S. doesn't contain any pollen.
Sep 16, 2011 — A man in a wheelchair was stung more than 60 times. His three rescuers were also injured. An estimated 60,000 bees were in the hive.