Sweet Science: Honeybees Outfitted with Sensors

January 17, 2014 Discovery News

Swarm sensing is set to become a reality in Australia. Scientists there are outfitting thousands of honeybees with little sensors to find out what’s really causing their colonies to collapse...

UK faces food security catastrophe as honeybee numbers fall

January 8, 2014 The Guardian

The UK faces a food security catastrophe because of its very low numbers of honeybee colonies, which provide an essential service in pollinating many crops, scientists warned on Wednesday...

Infected 'Zombees' In San Francisco May Help Scientists Understand Honey Bee Decline

November 1, 2013 Huffington Post

A parasitic fly is creating what San Francisco State University researchers are calling zombie bees -- and the details of infection are straight out of a horror movie....

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

September 30, 2013 NPR

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring....


Sweet! Bees help bottom line at hotels, airports

September 29, 2013 CNBC

Beekeepers are moving millions of honeybees into apiaries at hotels in urban and rural areas, with harvested honey showing up in restaurant dishes, beer and cocktails, spa treatments and in lip balm, soap and other products sold or given to guests...

Jim Beam® Honey On A Mission To Save Bees From A Serious Issue By "Suing" Bears

August 19, 2013 PRNewswire

DEERFIELD, Ill.Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Beam® Honey, a new Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey infused with real honey and liqueur, is distressed by the current plight of the honey bees. A condition called Colony Collapse is causing honey bees to die at alarming rates. Fewer bees means less honey. Something needs to be done. As passionate honey lovers and bee advocates, Jim Beam Honey has hired legendary "Seinfeld" attorney, Jackie Chiles, to "sue" honey's other biggest fan – the bears. That's right – it's time for bears to cease and desist from their rampant honey theft....


The Plight of the Honeybee

August 8, 2013 TIME Magazine

You can thank the Apis mellifera, better known as the Western honeybee, for 1 in every 3 mouthfuls you'll eat today. Honeybees — which pollinate crops like apples, blueberries

and cucumbers — are the "glue that holds our agricultural system together," as the journalist Hannah Nordhaus put it in her 2011 book The Beekeeper's Lament


Bees Delay US Airways Express Flight From NC

July 25, 2013 CBS News

A swarm of bees kept a US Airways Express flight from departing on time from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.... 



Queen Bees Create Big Buzz At Dallas Zoo


July 15, 2013 KERA News

The Dallas Zoo has thousands of new residents.  Two hives of honeybees moved in last week.  The Zoo is partnering with Texas Honeybee Guild to shore up dwindling bee numbers after a big loss last year.... 



Downtown Bees Producing Sweet Rewards


June 14, 2013 KXAN News

On any given weekend night, Austin's downtown is buzzing with people going to restaurants and bars. But high above one of Austin's tallest buildings the buzz goes beyond the view. Instead thousands of honey bees are hard at work building a home....