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Researchers Create Edible Foulbrood Vaccine for Honey Bees

Researchers Create Edible Foulbrood Vaccine for Honey Bees

From employing bacteria-sniffing dogs to feeding their bees immune-boosting mushroom extracts Beekeepers are using a variety of innovative strategies to help combat the spread of infectious diseases in their hives. Unfortunately, however, they’ve never been able to vaccinate bees in the same way we vaccinate children and pets against disease. That’s because insects lack the… Continue Reading

Do Bears Actually Like Honey?

Do Bears Actually Like Honey?

Many people associate bears with their love of honey—you can even find honey in bear-shaped containers—but do bears really like honey or is this just a myth perpetuated by Winnie the Pooh? According to wildlife biologist Elizabeth Manning of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, bears really do enjoy indulging in a paw-full of… Continue Reading

Oregon’s “Solar Apiary” Produces Energy and Pollinator Habitats

Oregon’s “Solar Apiary” Produces Energy and Pollinator Habitats

Large scale solar farms offer an environmentally-friendly alternative to old fuel-burning power plants, but they don’t always make the most efficient use of the land on which they’re built. In many cases, these solar farms are constructed on acres of monoculture grass that replace agricultural lands and habitats for local wildlife. Recently, however, some solar… Continue Reading