In this week's podcast, we follow a backyard beekeeper as he adopts a new colony. And, rethinking antibiotic use in livestock with Harvest Public Media.
Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.
In addition to some of our favorite stories from 2015, we examine the pros and cons of fertilizers. And, what we flush down the toilet could become energy.
Hotels are made for solitary bees that don't swarm or have a hive. Researchers hope they will preserve bee habitat and allow for research on population decline.
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 Purdue University investigation found that about 29 percent of Indiana’s honeybees died off this past winter.
A day on, not a day off, for local food organizations. Haggis and mashed rutabaga for Burns Supper. And, ranchers get critical of federal beef checkoff program.
Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.
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.
Janisse Ray says every morsel of food we eat starts with a seed. Her new book "The Seed Underground" celebrates the labor of love of seed saving.
Volunteers for the Bloomington Community Orchard are working hard to attract pollinators by building honeybee hives, mason bee homes and bird houses.
Rob Green talks about the curious case of Colony Collapse Disorder. Then, two dishes with ingredients purchased from the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market.
Fruit lovers should be very concerned by the increasing number of bats dying from white nose syndrome.
Scientists from Columbia University are experimenting with more practical ways to make Manhattan roofs green. Really green. As in covered in vegetation!