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March 3, 2014

Follow The Buzz 

A bee fitted with a homing device gathers nectar

Sleuths Track Bugged Bees To Smoke Out Colony Collapses

Scientists in Tasmania are tracking bees with tiny wireless devices in an effort to understand why hives are collapsing.

January 13, 2014

Let It Snow? 

snow-covered trees

Farms Hunker Down During Polar Vortex (Slideshow)

You thought the snow and subzero temperatures were rough on you! See photos showing how farmers and their animals were affected by the unprecedented cold snap.

September 12, 2013

Not Buzzed 

Bees gathering pollen

More Research Links Pesticides With Bee Disease

New research has shown for the first time a strong link between some fungicides and sick bees.

May 7, 2013

Bee Report 

Macro shot of a bee gathering nectar from a yellow flower

High Fructose Corn Syrup Could Affect Bee Health

No one factor is to blame for mass bee deaths, but industrial diets may be making bees more susceptible to harmful pesticide exposure.

May 1, 2013

Ban For Bees 

A bee sits on a white flower

Pesticides Connected To Bee Deaths Banned In Europe

Bees have been dying worldwide, causing concern for global food supply. This week, the EU has taken a step to protect the bees from pesticides.

April 13, 2013

Sounds of Spring 

marshall strawberry plants

Pollinators, Art With Strawberry Plants, Vegan Cinco De Mayo

If you build it, they will come. Or, at least that's what the Bloomington Community Orchard hopes! And, we're cooking an all-vegan Cinco de Mayo.

April 8, 2013

Neonics 

Macro shot of a bee gathering nectar from a yellow flower

EPA Sued Over Pesticides, Bee Deaths

As evidence mounts for the link between neonicontinoid use and bee deaths, a group of concerned Americans is bring suit against the EPA.

November 2, 2012

Stormy Weather 

Under a grey sky, a road is covered with debris from the storm.

Hurricane Sandy Hurts Small Farms, Halts Food Distribution

A year after Hurricane Irene devastated northeastern food distribution networks, Hurricane Sandy redoubled the damage.

March 2, 2012

Know Your Food 

honey products sold by Hunters Honey Farm

Meet A Farmer: Christina Hunter, Hunters Honey Farm

Hunters Honey Farm can meet all your honey needs, from raw honey and honey comb to honey sticks and bees wax.

January 21, 2012

Winter Diversity 

Collard Greens For Sale At Farmers Market

Honeybees, Broccoli And Collard Greens

Rob Green talks about the curious case of Colony Collapse Disorder. Then, two dishes with ingredients purchased from the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market.

January 20, 2012

Pollinating Power 

beekeeper pulling frame from the hive

The Joy Of Beekeeping (Or, How To Save The Food Supply)

With his 30 hives, Rob Green brings plenty of experience to the classes he teaches at the Indiana Beekeeping School.

September 9, 2011

Frankenfoods 

honeycomb

EU Says No To GM Pollen In Honey

A ruling passed Tuesday by the European Union could tighten already strict laws on the presence of genetically modified crops in foods.

July 25, 2011

Poisonous Chemicals 

dead tree

Herbicide Causes Widespread Tree Deaths

An herbicide once touted as an environmentally friendly option to traditional herbicides is responsible for thousands of tree deaths.

July 10, 2011

Green Thumb 

underside of a bat house hanging from a tree

Beginnger’s Guide To Gardening: Pollinators At Work

There are a plethora of animals that enjoy regular visits to your garden, and not all of them are pesky marauders.

May 29, 2011

Green Thumb 

Ladybug In Action!

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Creating Ambiance

Now that your plants are growing, think about how you can enhance the ambiance of your garden for your own personal enjoyment.

May 28, 2011

Sweet Stuff 

Oron Benary And Woody Drake Of Brother Drake Meadery

From Bees To Honey To Mead

We visit Brothers Drake Meadery to taste their many varieties of honey wine. And what is killing all the bees? Harvest Public Media might have an answer.

February 10, 2011

Pollinators 

bee-modified

Bee Disappearance On The Rise, Should We Worry?

Colony collapse disorder, once thought to be just a seasonal fluke thinning the ranks of bees during an especially cold winter, is getting worse.

December 10, 2010

Start The Day Off Right 

Omelet With Salmon And Brie

Brunch, Part 1: French-Style Omelet And Cream Of Wheat

Brunch is that magical late-morning meal that’s a decadent treat on Sundays. Today, we have a hearty omelet with salmon and warm cereal with some local honey.

April 15, 2010

Genetic Engineering 

bee pollinating an almond blossom.

Bee Shortage Leads To Development Of Self-Pollinating Almond Trees

The USDA reports that geneticists are working to develop a self-pollinating almond tree to compensate for the rapid decline of honey bee populations

February 18, 2010

Beekeeping 

African bees in honey

Bees, Blues, Biology: History Demystifies Honey Bees’ Disappearance

The enigmatic disappearance of bees in the last three years has less to do with any one injurious factor than does hundreds of years of poor beekeeping.

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