Category Archives: Bee Information

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

Oslo Builds “Bee Highway” to Protect Local Pollinators

Oslo Builds “Bee Highway” to Protect Local Pollinators

Thanks to a collaborative effort from the citizens of Norway’s capital city of Oslo, urban pollinators now have a swath of new flowerbeds and green roofs to graze on. It’s called the bee highway, and it was designed by the Oslo-based environmental group ByBi in 2015. The group works with schools, businesses and residents in… Continue Reading