Tag Archives: Honey Bees

Italian Biochemist Creates Nutrient Supplement for Bees

Italian Biochemist Creates Nutrient Supplement for Bees

Researchers have yet to identify a cure for colony collapse disorder (CCD), but in recent years a number of scientists and beekeepers have found ways to effectively mitigate CCD’s harmful effects on honey bee colonies. In Italy, Dr. Francesca del Vecchio embarked on her own quest to do something about CCD after the mysterious phenomenon… Continue Reading

More than 1,000 Hives Were Stolen in California This Year

More than 1,000 Hives Were Stolen in California This Year

Every year, beekeepers from all over the country send hives to California to pollinate the Golden State’s many almond orchards. It takes millions of beehives to support the pollination needs of California’s almond growers, and each one of these hives costs $200 a piece. Now, the bee brokers who arrange contracts between beekeepers and farmers… Continue Reading

In Africa, Bees Are Protecting Crops From Roving Pachyderms

In Africa, Bees Are Protecting Crops From Roving Pachyderms

Here in North America, farmers have crows, deer and gophers to contend with in their fields. In Africa, the local pests are a little bigger. In countries such as Kenya and Botswana, elephants have been known to destroy entire fields as they trample crops and forage for food. Over the years, farmers have tried everything… Continue Reading