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Posts tagged pollinators

July 10, 2015


Arlyn Llewellyn and Annie Corrigan in the kitchen

Eggplant Taco, Bee Hotel, Two Friends And Their Local Burger

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?

July 7, 2015


bee hotel

Bee Hotels Give Native Species A Place To Call Home

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.

June 23, 2015


orchid cactus bud

The Brief Reign Of The ‘Queen Of The Night’ Orchid Cactus

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.

May 21, 2015



White House Releases Strategy To Save Bees

The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.

January 5, 2015


neonics keg, ricketts

Ag Industry At Odds Over Pesticide Studied In Bee Deaths

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.

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 29, 2014

Save The Bees 

A honeybee slumps on a leaf

Beekeepers Seek More Sway Over New Pesticides

Beekeepers are pushing the EPA to consider impact on pollinators when reviewing new pesticides.

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.

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.

September 20, 2012

Green Thumb 

pea shoots

Drought Be Damned, Plant Your Fall Garden

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.

May 5, 2012

Plant Foods 


Thinking Vegan, Thanking Pollinators

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.

May 3, 2012

Nature's Hardest Workers 

apple orchard

The Birds And The Bees Of Pollinating An Orchard

Volunteers for the Bloomington Community Orchard are working hard to attract pollinators by building honeybee hives, mason bee homes and bird houses.

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.

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