Every spring convoys of trucks arrive in almond orchards carrying bees. But why make the 2,000 mile trek instead of raising bees right in central California?
Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators.
A new study has found that fungi-destroying chemicals may make it harder for bees to metabolize their food. And if they can't get energy, they can't fly.
GOP leaders have announced their intentions to roll back the Endangered Species Act, saying, "it has never been used for the rehabilitation of species."
President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy, but the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.
A new study makes the case for using bee grubs wasted in honey farming as a protein-rich food source for the future.
In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on pesticides called "neonics," with mixed results.
Seven species of the yellow-faced bee, which is the only bee native to Hawaii, have been designated as endangered.
Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees.
According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.
Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.
Ellie Symes tries to keep her emotions out of her beekeeping, but it's never easy to watch a hive struggle.
An Iowa State University report estimated an 81% decline in the Midwest monarch population 1999-2010, with a 58% decline in milkweed presence at the same time.
The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.
A new study suggests that bees could get addicted to foods laced with nicotine-like pesticides.
A Purdue University investigation found that about 29 percent of Indiana’s honeybees died off this past winter.
After studying 64 test plots of soybeans, the EPA did not see a significant difference in yields between plants treated with neonics and those without.
We spend much of today's show walking around the garden at the White Violet Center. Berries for dessert. And, does the Midwest have a new energy crop?
A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.
Over 23 percent of honeybee colonies died last year, an improvement from nearly 30 percent mortality previously.