We knew the Honey Nut Cheerios bee liked sweet stuff. But imagine what would happen if he met green M&M?
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October 5, 2012 Beekeepers in Alsace couldn't figure out why their honey was coming out in shades of blue and green. But the answer was not far away. A plant that processes waste from an M&M factory was just too tempting to the bees.
One class of insecticides makes an entire corn plant poisonous to many insects that feed on it, including bees.
March 29, 2012 Two new studies, published in the prestigious journal Science, suggest that one class of insecticides poses a more serious threat to bees than government regulators realized.
February 26, 2012 Researchers at Harvard have come up with a novel manufacturing process for building robotic bees, finding inspiration from the worlds of pop-up books and origami. They hope that within two years their bees will be flying on their own, perhaps in swarms.
Almond trees rely on bees to pollinate during their brief bloom for a few weeks in February.
February 14, 2012 This month, the bees from 1.6 million hives — many of them trucked in commercially from as far away as North Dakota — will pollinate California's almond orchards. Then beekeepers will pack up their colonies and drive them back to the northern Plains, where bees can graze for the summer. But scientists says that floral feast in the Great Plains is shrinking because of high corn prices.
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A report says that pollen is often filtered out of honey sold in the U.S., which could make it hard to determine if the honey came from a safe place.
November 7, 2011 American consumers like their honey bright and clear, but removing the pollen makes it hard to trace honey back to its source. A new report says three quarters of honey sold in the U.S. doesn't contain any pollen.
September 16, 2011 A man in a wheelchair was stung more than 60 times. His three rescuers were also injured. An estimated 60,000 bees were in the hive.
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