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Planting flowers alongside crops improves bee populations and environmental health

Planting flowers alongside crops improves bee populations and environmental health

A bumble in "April Rush" by Kamran Efendiev. So fuzzy and cute and look at those little legs!

A bumble in "April Rush" by Kamran Efendiev. So fuzzy and cute and look at those little legs!

In China, giant hornets kill 28 and injure hundreds more...They are also a threat to honey bees, which they will hunt for food.With large mandibles that can decapitate a bee in one strike, a handful of giant hornets are capable of swiftly devastating an entire bee colony.

In China, giant hornets kill 28 and injure hundreds more...They are also a threat to honey bees, which they will hunt for food.With large mandibles that can decapitate a bee in one strike, a handful of giant hornets are capable of swiftly devastating an entire bee colony.

Mystery solved ? Could "Colony Collapse Disorder", which has destroyed half of the honeybee hives that farmers need to pollinate fruit and vegetable crops, be caused by a combination of pesticides and fungicides?

Mystery solved ? Could "Colony Collapse Disorder", which has destroyed half of the honeybee hives that farmers need to pollinate fruit and vegetable crops, be caused by a combination of pesticides and fungicides?

"Bee populations are dwindling across the globe, putting one in three food crops like apples and almonds, which depend on pollination from bees, at serious risk."

"Bee populations are dwindling across the globe, putting one in three food crops like apples and almonds, which depend on pollination from bees, at serious risk."

“There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches perfection. No living creature, not even man, has achieved, in the centre of his sphere, what the bee has achieved in her own: and were some one from another world to descend and ask of the earth the most perfect creation of the logic of life, …

“There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches perfection. No living creature, not even man, has achieved, in the centre of his sphere, what the bee has achieved in her own: and were some one from another world to descend and ask of the earth the most perfect creation of the logic of life, …

Ontario has become the first province or state in North America to severely restrict a class of pesticides linked to collapses in bee populations.  The province said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on corn and soyb...

Ontario has become the first province or state in North America to severely restrict a class of pesticides linked to collapses in bee populations. The province said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on corn and soyb...

Some call it nature’s most powerful healer while others slather it on for a clear complexion or consume it for a tangible energy boost. With such a variety of uses, manuka honey’s reputation as both potent medicine and essential beauty…

Some call it nature’s most powerful healer while others slather it on for a clear complexion or consume it for a tangible energy boost. With such a variety of uses, manuka honey’s reputation as both potent medicine and essential beauty…

Crashing Monsanto’s Pesticide Party In Beijing | GreenMedInfo

Crashing Monsanto’s Pesticide Party In Beijing | GreenMedInfo

"If the two pesticides are safe for bees on their own, what's the problem? Mussen says that almond growers are combining them along with substances called adjuvants—which are used to enhance the performance of pesticides—and then spraying the resulting cocktail on crops. "It now seems that when you roll these three things together, it has very negative consequences on the bees," Mullen told me."

"If the two pesticides are safe for bees on their own, what's the problem? Mussen says that almond growers are combining them along with substances called adjuvants—which are used to enhance the performance of pesticides—and then spraying the resulting cocktail on crops. "It now seems that when you roll these three things together, it has very negative consequences on the bees," Mullen told me."

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