One of the major threats to U.S. bees is the varroa mite. Researchers are importing sperm from European bees resistant to mites to toughen up America's stock.
A new technique based on recording buzzing bees hopes to show farmers just how much pollinating the native bee population is doing in their fields.
A new study conducted across Europe finds that seeds coated with neonicotinoid pesticides harm bees living nearby, but the damage depends on local conditions.
GOP leaders have announced their intentions to roll back the Endangered Species Act, saying, "it has never been used for the rehabilitation of species."
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.
Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.
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.
We look at the business relationships behind a local burger. No meat on our eggplant and cabbage tacos. And, is wet weather new normal for Midwestern summers?
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.
Some cultures claim orchid cactus stem extract works as a cough suppressant, while others cook the petals into a soup that’s assumed to be an aphrodisiac.
The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.
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.
Scientists in Tasmania are tracking bees with tiny wireless devices in an effort to understand why hives are collapsing.
Beekeepers are pushing the EPA to consider impact on pollinators when reviewing new pesticides.
New research has shown for the first time a strong link between some fungicides and sick bees.
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.
Stephanie Solomon says protecting your soil is key to maintaining a healthy garden during lousy weather. She tells us other tips for fall gardening success.
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we present four vegan recipes. And, pollinators are the topic of new research and a volunteer project at the community orchard.
Volunteers for the Bloomington Community Orchard are working hard to attract pollinators by building honeybee hives, mason bee homes and bird houses.