USDA Scientists Are Developing a Sperm Bank for Honeybees

USDA Scientists Are Developing a Sperm Bank for Honeybees

With honeybee colonies struggling to recover from years of population decline, scientists working at the US Department of Agriculture laboratories in Fargo, North Dakota are hedging their bets in a new facility designed to preserve the genetic material of honeybees for future generations. Until recently, honeybees were the only domesticated species that didn’t have an… Continue Reading

General Mills Invests Millions to Protect Pollinators

General Mills Invests Millions to Protect Pollinators

Pollinators—particularly honey bees—have had their fair share of hardships in recent years. The spread of mysterious diseases, damage from neonicotinoid pesticides and widespread habitat destruction have all conspired to make it increasingly difficult for pollinators to survive, much less fertilize crops each spring. General Mills has relied on pollinators to fertilize crops for more than… Continue Reading

Scientists Discover Honey Can Help Heal Wounds

Scientists Discover Honey Can Help Heal Wounds

Honey has been used in homeopathic treatments for light wounds like burns, abrasions and pressure ulcers for generations, but until recently there wasn’t scientific evidence to support the healing properties of honey. Now, however, scientists have conducted a number of independent studies that have all concluded that honey can in fact serve as an effective… Continue Reading