Tag Archives: Honey Bees

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

Nicotine Addiction is Compromising Honey Bee Colonies

Nicotine Addiction is Compromising Honey Bee Colonies

The negative effects of nicotine addiction in humans are well understood in the scientific community, but its impact on honeybees is only just recently coming to light. Scientists have been trying to identify a conclusive cause for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) for years now, and the latest suspect is a class of pesticides derived from… Continue Reading