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May 10, 2019

 

Installing A New Package Of Bees

For many beekeepers, spring is the time for installing new packages of bees.

February 26, 2019

 

Massive Loss Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there are enough bees left to do their jobs.

November 10, 2017

 

On Food and Connection, Earth Eats Talks With Alton Brown

"It keeps you from dying and it connects you." Alton Brown talks about food's power to connect, and how media and technology impact that relationship.

May 31, 2017

 

Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees, but they're proposing different solutions.

February 27, 2017

 

Could A Bumblebee Learn To Play Fetch? Probably

Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators.

January 3, 2017

 

Battles Over Farm, Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

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.

September 28, 2016

 

Beekeepers Benefit From The Hive Mind In Community Apiaries

Modeled after community gardens, the sweet setups allow beekeepers to maintain hives in public spaces.

June 1, 2016

 

Swarm Of Bees Free To A Good Home (If You Can Catch Them)

This has been an especially active swarm season in southern Indiana, thanks to record high temperatures earlier this spring.

June 1, 2016

 

Bees Exposed To More Pesticides Than Previously Thought

A new study from Purdue University looks at how non-crop plants expose honeybees to pesticides.

April 14, 2016

 

Home Is Where The Honeybees Are

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.

February 9, 2016

 

New Research Shows People Help Move Deadly Bee Virus

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.

December 31, 2015

 

A Look Back At 2015 With Irene Newton, Kale Chips

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.

July 7, 2015

 

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.

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.

April 10, 2015

 

More Of Indiana’s Honeybees Survive The Winter

A Purdue University investigation found that about 29 percent of Indiana’s honeybees died off this past winter.

January 23, 2015

 

MLK Day Service Projects, Burns Supper, Beef Checkoff

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.

June 3, 2014

 

Is Corn Dust Killing Bees?

Farmers have used insecticides on their crops for decades, so many farmers are skeptical that these seed coatings are now killing bees.

May 27, 2014

 

Research Blames Neonics For Bee Deaths

A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.

May 16, 2014

 

Honeybee Deaths Are Down (Slightly)

Over 23 percent of honeybee colonies died last year, an improvement from nearly 30 percent mortality previously.

September 10, 2012

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Next Level Gardening: Seed Saving

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.

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